It wasn’t at first the shootout everybody was hoping to see, however it unquestionably got one as the game moved along between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys on the way to a 38-31 win via Seattle. Generally, the Cowboys were doing great with containing the profound ball by the Seahawks, having committed just two major errors in the principal half and tidying up one of them with an exertion play by tenderfoot second-round pick Trevon Diggs – who punched a future score free from D.K. Metcalf and constrained a touchback. The other error was harming however, permitting Tyler Lockett to score one of his three scores on the day.
Lockett’s second was an accentuation blemish on a second-quarter drive powered by three protective punishments against the Cowboys, checking one more week in which Dallas needed to endeavor to defeat its own errors. His third finished the half to give the Seahawks separation and burrowing endlessly from only an important lead.
Things tightened up in a significant manner in the subsequent half, with Dak Prescott tossing for in excess of 400 yards in his second back to back game, lifting Cowboys collector Cedrick Wilson to a lifelong day and getting large numbers from Michael Gallup. Not to be outshone, Russell Wilson proceeded with his mission for MVP, tossing for five scores with a 130.7 passer rating. At long last, it was the shootout we were completely guaranteed, with the Seahawks barely running away to keep their undefeated record flawless.
Why the Seahawks won
Russell Wilson – that is the reason.
For a second sequential game, Wilson piled on five scores and this time he tossed not a solitary block attempt. Indeed, regardless of being sacked a sum of multiple times, he didn’t turn the ball over. The revitalizing weep for his MVP offer is as defended as it’s ever been, and it assisted with seeing him face a Dallas auxiliary that is without two beginning cornerbacks – both on harmed hold – which made it considerably more hard to stop both Metcalf and Lockett. So when Lockett pulled in his third score catch of the game, it was an inescapable result Prescott would need to be the one to again make all the difference for the Cowboys, and he’d need to do it with an interwoven hostile line that experienced so much difficulty it constrained Mike McCarthy to move All-Pro right gatekeeper Zack Martin to right handle.
That didn’t stop the inside left half of from crumbling on numerous occasions however, and previous Dallas pass rusher Benson Mayowa joined Jarran Reed in assisting with turning up the pressure on Prescott when it made a difference most. Credit the Seattle safeguard for carrying out their responsibility simply enough, however the explanation the Seahawks won is the person wearing the No. 3 pullover.
Why the Cowboys lost
Russell Wilson – that is the reason.
Is there a reverberation in here? No, and keeping in mind that he’s not by any means the only explanation they lost, the fact of the matter is the Cowboys did little to stop the surge that poured downward on them in Seattle. A phenomenal three-sack trip by Aldon Smith and a fourth sack contributed by Antwaun Woods should’ve been sufficient to shake the bones of Wilson, yet it wasn’t. Diggs was exceptional in inclusion for the third consecutive week and his touchback jab against Metcalf quickly discredited the one occurrence wherein he got abused by probably the best recipient in football. But then, without two beginning corners in Anthony Brown and Chidobe Awuzie, and with various missteps at the security position at various purposes of the game – the previously mentioned sacks never really make Wilson remove his cool.
With respect to the next torpedoes that sunk the Cowboys transport? Look no farther than three exceptional groups blunders – a messed up punt that prompted a wellbeing in addition to two missed PATs – and a progression of guarded punishments that all-encompassing drives and let … sit tight for it … Wilson proceed to keep pounding the nail into Dallas’ casket. Prescott (who himself had a mix-up or two) attempted to make all the difference, once more, however didn’t get enough protective assistance to move out of the coffin in the melting away minutes of the last quarter.
The Cowboys were just down 23-15 going into halftime, and they were anticipating getting the show on the road back and getting an opportunity to drive down the field and conceivably tie the game. Rather, Reed beat Connor Williams to constrain a mishandle on Prescott. Mayowa recouped and the Seahawks took the ownership and pushed the lead to 30-15.
That eventually made the opening excessively profound for the Cowboys to move out of.
Play of the Game
Diggs was compensated with this extraordinary “takeaway” with a misfortune, lamentably, however it doesn’t detract from the reality he never quit on the play notwithstanding having been beat by Metcalf for the catch. Rather than easing back up and shaking his head, he accelerated and hit the ball out of the end zone.
You won’t see a play this way yet once every year in the NFL, if that, and it’s a disgrace it was in vain.
Could be better, could be more regrettable
“I don’t hate this Cowboys loss. The Seahawks are a good team, led by a QB who is the NFL MVP right now. Dallas fought and made mistakes, but the line is jacked up and it definitely impacted the play calls. It wasn’t Dak’s best game, but Dallas duked it out despite a lot of injuries.” – Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports
The Cowboys will hope to refocus at home against the meeting Cleveland Browns, while the Seahawks head to South Florida to take on the sketchy Miami Dolphins.
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