SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw for 2 touchdowns within the first half, Chris Carson added a 5-yard TD run in early within the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks prevented a 0-Three begin with a 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Wilson hit Jaron Brown on an 18-yard landing early within the second quarter, and later hit Tyler Lockett streaking up the sideline on a 52-yard scoring go as Seattle (1-2) constructed a 17-Three halftime lead and cruised previous the Cowboys.
The duo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott didn’t have the solutions towards a Seattle defence that had security Earl Thomas on the sector and welcomed again Bobby Wagner after the Seahawks’ defensive chief missed Week 2 with a groin harm. Prescott was intercepted twice by Thomas , together with with 3:09 remaining on the Seattle 15 on a deflected go, with Thomas bowing to the Dallas sideline on the finish of the play.
Prescott was sacked 5 occasions and Dallas (1-2) had simply 58 internet yards passing coming into the fourth quarter. Elliott had momentary flashes, busting off a couple of lengthy runs, however they had been too rare for Dallas’ stagnant offence.
Thomas’ second interception was one in every of two turnovers compelled by Seattle within the fourth quarter. Elliott broke free for a 26-yard run to the Seattle 19 earlier within the quarter, however had the ball punched free from behind by Bradley McDougald and recovered by the Seahawks.
Prescott completed 19 of 34 for 168 yards and a 3-yard shovel go TD to Tavon Austin with 7:11 remaining. Dallas didn’t go for 200 yards for the ninth time prior to now 11 video games relationship again to final season. Elliott had 127 yards on 16 carries.
In the meantime, Wilson had the type of safety that’s been absent a lot of the season. After being sacked 12 occasions within the first two video games, Wilson was 16 of 26 for 192 yards and sacked twice by Dallas’ defence that was second within the league in sacks. Regardless of lacking beginning centre Justin Britt, the offensive line gave Wilson sufficient time for a couple of huge performs within the passing sport.
Wilson’s 16-yard strike to Brown gave Seattle a 7-Zero lead and he took benefit of the absence of security Jeff Heath when he discovered Lockett on a 52-yard TD late within the second quarter. Heath departed with a left ankle harm earlier within the drive and Wilson discovered Lockett streaking up the sideline. Heath’s substitute, Kavon Frazier, was late to rotate over and Lockett went untouched, high-stepping the ultimate few yards for a 14-Three lead.
Carson’s TD run was the primary by a Seahawks operating again since J.D. McKissic discovered the top zone on a 31-yard run in Week four of the 2017 season. Seattle went 14 video games with no operating again discovering the top zone till Carson bulled his approach in with 12:54 remaining.
Carson completed with 102 yards, the primary Seattle operating again to high 100 yards since late within the 2016 season.
Following every week of drama surrounding Thomas, the previous All-Professional security began and nearly instantly made his presence recognized. Thomas missed two days of follow for private causes which coach Pete Carroll supplied solely obscure solutions as to why, and left open the chance Thomas wouldn’t play.
He was on the sector as common, and it took lower than 1 / 4 earlier than Thomas was making a outstanding interception, pinning a deflected go towards his shin.
Seattle was gifted three factors on the finish of the half when Randy Gregory was baited right into a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, smacking Seattle’s Joey Hunt within the facemask. The penalty put Seattle in vary for Sebastian Janikowski’s 47-yard discipline objective and a 17-Three lead on the half.
Dallas additionally performed a big portion of the second half with out linebacker Sean Lee resulting from a hamstring harm. Lee had been listed as questionable for that downside.
Cowboys: Dallas returns dwelling to host Detroit subsequent Sunday.
Seahawks: Seattle is at division rival Arizona subsequent Sunday.