Ravens turn to the pass to take 17-10 halftime lead (Now it’s 17-13)

Yes, the Ravens trailed 10-3 as recently as the middle of the second quarter.

Instead of literally limping into halftime, Baltimore goes roaring into the locker room having scored 14 straight points for a 17-10 edge.

The latest score victimized the vaunted Cowboys pass defense as Joe Flacco turned to the air over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Is that six? Flacco went 6-for-6 for 89 yards and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith on what ended up being an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Two Baltimore penalties gave Flacco more room for passing yardage.

The quarterback’s favorite target on the possession was Anquan Boldin, who made three catches for 54 yards during the 1:34 drive.

And on the touchdown pass, Dallas was flagged for two penalties - 12 men on the field and defensive pass interference on Morris Claiborne. It didn’t matter, because Smith beat Claiborne to send Baltimore into the break ahead.

The drive was set up by cornerback Cary Williams’ interception of Tony Romo in Ravens territory. It was Williams’ third consecutive game with an interception and third during that stretch. He’ll be needed with Lardarius Webb unlikely to return with a sprained left knee.

The Ravens outgained the Cowboys 237-202 in the first half with Flacco unexpectedly leading the way. Claiborne, Brandon Carr and the rest of the Dallas secondary haven’t been able to slow Flacco one week after he had a forgettable performance against the Chiefs.

He’s completed 13 of 18 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. Ray Rice has added 12 carries for 48 yards.

Update: Dan Bailey’s 43-yard field goal on the first possession of the second half cut the Ravens’ lead to 17-13.