Cowboys defense struggles in first

ARLINGTON -- After the first quarter the Cowboys trail the Jaguars, 7-3.

Here's the story so far.

Empty seats: Yes we have Game 4 of the World Series down the street here but there are several pockets of empty seats at Cowboys Stadium. There is a section in the lower level where five rows of seats have nobody in them.

Defense struggles:Alan Ball allowed a touchdown, Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins have struggled in pass coverage and the Jags lead, 7-3, after one quarter. Jacksonville was on the verge of adding to their lead, but linebacker Victor Butler forced a strip sack of David Garrard with two seconds to in the first quarter.

Felix Jones looks for room: The Cowboys continue their silly rotation of starting Marion Barber and sitting him for Felix Jones after a few carries. Jones contributed to the first turnover of the game when he couldn't hold a Jon Kitna pass over the middle. Now the pass was slightly behind Jones, but the ball hit him in the stomach.

Stats that matter:After one quarter, Dez Bryant, who started in a three-receiver set, has two catches for 38 yards. Kitna is playing pretty well. He's 6-8 for 74 yards with the pick. Garrard is perfect, 8-8 for 81 yards and one touchdown, 10-yards to Mike Sims-Walker.