Seattle 27, Dallas 7

Sunday, September 16, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, September 16, 2012
WHERE: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TEMPERATURE: 68°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Donovan Briggans
ATTENDANCE: 68008

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 0 7 0 0 7
Seattle 10 3 7 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-1 0-0 1-1 L1
Seattle 1-1 1-0 0-1 W1

Recap


Seahawks 27, Cowboys 7: Marshawn Lynch rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Seattle used a dominant effort from its defense and special teams to hand visiting Dallas its first loss. 

Seahawks (1-1) rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was efficient in his second career start, completing 15 of 20 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. He hit tight end Anthony McCoy for a 22-yard touchdown, the first of McCoy's career, to make it 20-7 with 5:12 left in the third quarter. 

Seattle's special teams set the tone, forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff to set up Steven Hauschka's 21-yard field goal and blocking a punt that Jeron Johnson scooped up at the 3-yard line and ran in for a touchdown to make it 10-0. 

The Cowboys (1-1) were unable to sustain the offensive momentum they built in a season-opening win against the New York Giants, as Seattle held Dallas to 296 total yards. 

The Seahawks clamped down in the second half and outgained the Cowboys 197-85. After Wilson's touchdown pass to McCoy capped a 90-yard drive, Lynch sealed it with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the finishing touches on a 12-play, 88-yard march.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lynch has scored at least one touchdown in 12 of his last 14 games. … The Cowboys have not started 2-0 since 2008. … Kevin Ogletree, who had a breakout game in the Cowboys' season opener with eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns, had just one catch for 26 yards Sunday. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Seattle
DeMarco Murray Player Marshawn Lynch
12 Attempts 26
44 Yards 122
3.7 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 36
Receiving
Dallas   Seattle
Miles Austin Player Anthony McCoy
5 Receptions 5
63 Yards 41
12.6 Avg Yards 8.2
1 Touchdowns 1
22 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 296 49 247 1 0 0 2.0 0
Seattle 315 182 133 3 2 1 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

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