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    Domenik Hixon made the catch, but Brandon Carr was right there.

    The last time the Dallas Cowboys played in Seattle, it was a 2006 playoff game that ended with Tony Romo fumbling a snap on a field goal attempt and maybe forever tarnishing his image as a big-game quarterback.

    When the teams meet on Sunday at the home of the 12th Man, it should be another quarterback having a rough go of things as the Seahawks will see rookie quarterback Russell Wilson make the second start of his NFL career, and he'll have to do it against a new-look Cowboys defense that gave Eli Manning & Co. all kinds of fits last week.

    The Cowboys didn't record an interception against the Giants, but they did recover a fumble and they stuffed the run, especially up the middle where Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch likes to make most of his living. They also harrassed Manning, led by Demarcus Ware who had two big sacks.

    They were allowed to do that because of the new cornerback duo the Cowboys are sporting this year in Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, who both played well against a loaded Giants receiving corps.

    Rob Ryan seems to finally have the capable athletes to run his defensive scheme, and they'll have a chance on Sunday afternoon to make Wilson their latest victim.