The mistakes kept on coming in the second quarter in Arlington, with both the Cowboys and Buccaneers unable to gain any sustained momentum. The Cowboys did sneak ahead on a field goal that made it 10-7.
The Cowboys' only score of the second quarter came after Tampa's Jordan Shipley muffed a punt at his own 39-yard line, leading to a 32-yard field goal from Dan Bailey.
Shipley's mistake was the low point of the second quarter for the Buccaneers, who failed to find much offensive success and had three drives end with punts, including a seven-play, 32-yard drive, their longest of the day.
The Cowboys were able to muster one more drive before the half that had promise, but the late scoring bid ended with a Hail Mary landing harmlessly in the end zone.
The mistakes throughout the second quarter led to obvious frustrations on both sides, as the Cowboys' Dez Bryant and the Buccaneers coaching staff both looked increasingly peeved with the litany of errors.