Even a 12th man could not help the Seahawks stop Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys today, as the ‘Boys became just the second team to beat Russell Wilson at home and shocked host Seattle 30-23 at CenturyLink Field.
Trailing by four and with less than five minutes to go, Romo was forced to run for his life on 3rd and 20. After slipping multiple potential sacks and keeping the play alive, Romo spotted Terrance Williams running towards the sideline and delivered a tremendous throw that saw Williams make a remarkable catch:
DeMarco Murray did the rest, gashing the Seahawks defense and punching in the game-winning touchdown from 14 yards out:
The 5-1 Cowboys are one of the NFL’s biggest surprises, and after a frustrating loss to San Francisco in their first game have looked like one of the league’s best teams ever since.
The other big story is the offensive futility from the Seahawks. The hosts could not do anything, amassing just 206 yards of total offense and seeing Wilson struggle to just 126 yards passing on 28 attempts. Indeed, the Cowboys’ tremendous defense only allowed one offensive touchdown from the Seahawks (the other came on a blocked punt).
The Cowboys now host back-to-back division games at home, taking on the New York Giants next Sunday followed by a date on Monday Night Football with the Washington Redskins. As for Seattle, they’ll look to bounce back at St. Louis next week before a tough road test at Carolina.