After a promising, season-opening win at New York in week one, the Dallas Cowboys spent Sunday afternoon proving to all of us that, when they want to, they can still be really, really bad. Dallas fell to the underdog Seahawks 27-7 on Sunday in a game that was never really close.
The Cowboys fell behind early on the back of a pair of costly (and ugly) mistakes, which would set the tone for the day. First--literally, the first thing that happened in this game--Felix Jones fumbled the opening kickoff to give the Seahawks the ball at the Dallas 29 yard line. The Cowboys’ defense held up and limited Seattle to a field goal, which gave the home team an early 3-0 lead.
It would get worse for Dallas before it got better--and after that, it would get worse again. It was that kind of day. After the Cowboys went three-and-out on their first offensive possession, Chris Jones’ punt would be blocked and returned by Jeron Johnson for a Seattle touchdown. Just like that, Dallas was in a 10-0, first quarter hole.
Dallas answered (finally) with a 15-play scoring drive, which took about seven and a half minutes off the clock. The drive was capped with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Miles Austin. Unfortunately, this would be about the only bright spot for Dallas all day.
Seattle added a field goal, Steven Hauschka’s second of the day, to extend their lead to 13-7 going into half, and the ugliness just kept on a-coming for Dallas after intermission.
In their second possession of the second half, the Seahawks drove 90 yards, scoring on a 22-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Anthony McCoy. Then, after a long but ultimately fruitless drive by Dallas, they drove 88 yards to open the fourth quarter, scoring on a three-yard run by Marshawn Lynch. The Lynch score made it 27-7 Seattle, which would stand as the final.
At 1-1 on the year, Dallas will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week in Arlington.
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