Halftime notes from Denver

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

DENVER – The Broncos are down 10-7 at the half.

They are pretty fortunate to be down by just three.

Dallas is controlling the game, but Denver defense is adjusting well.

Denver is getting good pressure on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil has added his seventh sack of the season.

Romo, though, is very efficient. He has completed 14 of 18 passes for 134 yards. Dallas is not shying away from throwing at Denver star cornerback Champ Bailey.

Denver is trying to throw the ball more Sunday, but Kyle Orton has not connected the deep game. He throws a poor deep ball. Orton has completed 9 of 15 passes for 87 yards.

Denver running back Correll Buckhalter is continuing to show his explosiveness. He has a 23-yard reception.

Denver safety Brian Dawkins was a great signing. He is playing at a high level.