Seahawks Run All Over Cowboys
September 16, 2012, 4:10 pm
That was closer to the start the Seahawks were expecting this season.
After struggling to get momentum going last week in Arizona, the Seahawks pounded the Dallas Cowboys on the ground en route to a 27-7 victory in the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field.
Leon Washington provided special teams fireworks last week with long kickoff and punt returns, but against Dallas, the big plays were provided by Michael Robinson and Malcolm Smith.
On the opening kickoff, Felix Jones fumbled the ball after a hit by Robinson. Seattle would recover and ultimately add a field goal for a quick 3-0 lead.
Less than five minutes later, Smith blew by the Cowboy's protection unit to block a Chris Jones punt that Jeron Johnson would scoop up and score on.
Listen to Johnson's touchdown
Dallas would close the gap in the second quarter when Tony Romo found Miles Austin for a 22-yard touchdown toss to make it 10-7.
That's the last time Dallas would threaten in the game.
Seattle would tack on ten more points, three from a Steven Hauschka field goal later in the second and then seven in the third quarter when Russell Wilson found Anthony McCoy for a 22-yard touchdown pass down the seam.
With that 20-7 lead intact, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks would take the ball with 32 seconds left in the third and put together a twelve play, seven-and-a-half minute drive that would effectively slam the door shut on the Cowboys. Marshawn Lynch capped the drive with a three-yard run for the Seahawks final touchdown.
Listen to Lynch's touchdown run
Lynch and the Seahawks would do damage on the ground all day, out-rushing the Cowboys 182-49. Lynch provided most of that yardage, accounting for 122 yards.
Wilson only threw for 151 yards, but did it on an efficient 15 completions in 20 attempts. He also added the touchdown pass to McCoy.
The Seahawks look to build off the momentum ofrom this game when the Green Bay Packers come to town on Monday night.