After pulling away from the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of Sunday’s match-up for a 23-13 win, the Dallas Cowboys are at .500 once again.
The Cowboys and Seahawks traded field goals throughout the first half--Dallas’s Dan Bailey with a pair of 20-yarders and Seattle’s Steven Hauschka with a 45- and 32-yarders--and found themselves knotted at 6-6 going into halftime.
Dallas finally found the end zone in the third quarter, when Tony Romo found Jason Witten for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give Dallas their third lead of the day, at 13-6. The team added to this lead in the fourth quarter, with a six-yard touchdown pass from Romo to Laurent Robinson, and Bailey’s third field goal of the day--this time a 42-yarder--to make it 23-6, Dallas.
The Seahawks answered midway through the period, with a 10-play, 70-yard scoring drive, capped by a four-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch to cut Dallas’s lead to 10, at 23-13. However, it was too little, too late, and 23-13 would be the final score.
Gerald Sensabaugh intercepted Seattle’s Tarvaris Jackson on the Seahawks’ final drive to effectively end the game.
Rookie running back DeMarco Murray was spectacular once again, going for 139 yards on 22 carries, and raising some serious questions about who should start when Felix Jones returns from a high ankle sprain.
Romo had a nice day too, completing 19 of 31 pass attempts for 279 yards and two touchdowns, for a passer rating of 112.2.
At 4-4, the Cowboys will host the Buffalo Bills next Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.
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