Dallas 23, Seattle 13

Sunday, November 6, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 6, 2011
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Terry McAulay
ATTENDANCE: 81510

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Seattle 3 3 0 7 13
Dallas 3 3 7 10 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 2-6 1-2 1-4 L3
Dallas 4-4 3-1 1-3 W1

Recap


Tony Romo threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and the Dallas Cowboys rebounded from an embarrassing loss with a 23-13 victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Rookie DeMarco Murray ran for 139 yards and fellow rookie Dan Bailey kicked three field goals for Dallas (4-4), which pulled away after a sluggish first half.

Facing the woeful Seahawks (2-6) was the perfect elixir for a team coming off a humbling 34-7 loss to NFC East rival Philadelphia. Seattle has lost three straight while managing just two touchdowns over the last 12 quarters.

The Cowboys have also struggled in the red zone, and that was never more evident than in the first half when drives of 96 and 86 yards, respectively, ended in 20-yard field goals.

Dez Bryant’s fumble at the Seahawks’ 2-yard line late in the first half also thwarted a promising drive. But Romo gave the Cowboys a 13-6 lead with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten on the Cowboys’ first possession of the third quarter.

The defense, playing without linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Mike Jenkins, then took over. Anthony Spencer jumped over the center to block a 41-yard field goal attempt on the Seahawks' ensuing possession. Moments later, Jason Hatcher's interception set up Romo’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson for a 20-6 lead early in the fourth.

Robinson saw extensive playing time because Miles Austin left in the second quarter after aggravating a hamstring injury – the same ailment that cost him two games earlier this season.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Seattle   Dallas
Marshawn Lynch Player DeMarco Murray
23 Attempts 22
135 Yards 139
5.9 Avg Yards 6.3
1 Touchdowns 0
29 Long 32
Receiving
Seattle   Dallas
Sidney Rice Player Dez Bryant
3 Receptions 4
69 Yards 76
23.0 Avg Yards 19.0
0 Touchdowns 0
43 Long 39

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Seattle 381 162 219 1 2 0 0.0 1
Dallas 442 163 279 2 3 3 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Cowboys have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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