The Seattle Seahawks took an early lead in Sunday's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field after RB Felix Jones fumbled away the initial kickoff. The early turnover let the Seahawks' special teams grab a 10-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game. First, Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka took a 21-yard field goal to put three points on the board. Then, after Dallas regained possession, LB Malcolm Smith blocked the Cowboys' punt and safety Jeron Johnson sprinted three yards for a touchdown. The early lead allowed Seahawks QB Russell Wilson some breathing room for him to focus on throwing unforced passes. Wilson completed 15 of 20 attempted passes, for a total of 151 yards, including one touchdown pass. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 122 yards, including the final touchdown of the night.
On the Cowboys' side, QB Tony Romo seemed out of his rhythm and threw an interception early in the game. However, several well-placed passes hit the hands of TE Jason Witten and WR Dez Bryant, who both couldn't seem to hold on to the ball. The physical dominance of the Seahawks defensive line in this game was typified in a big hit from Seahawks WR Golden Tate on Cowboys LB Sean Lee. With 12:50 left in the fourth quarter, Tate laid out the Dallas linebacker as he was attempting to catch rookie QB Wilson on a run to the endzone. The controversial hit was not flagged by any officials, in fact the Cowboys LB Bruce Carter was penalized on the same play for unnecessary roughness for shoving Wilson out of bounds. Lee walked off the field with some assistance, and the Cowboys report that he is fine. Cowboys owner and general manger Jerry Jones says he anticipates that the NFL will review the legality of the hit and possibly fine Tate for the hard block. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he "though it was a great block...(and)...a great play." The Seahawks and the Cowboys are now both 1-1, as the Cowboys face off against the Buccaneers on Sunday, and the Seahawks battle the Packers on Monday. PSL Source is proud to offer great deals on both Seattle Seahawks CSLs and Dallas Cowboys PSLs.