Seattle handed Dallas their first loss of the season on Sunday, defeating the Cowboys 27-7. The Seahawks were by far the more physical team and came out and set the tone early. Seattle jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 5 minutes of the game. Michael Robinson forced Felix Jones to fumble on the opening kickoff which led to a Seattle field goal. Then Malcolm Smith blocked Chris Jones’ punt which was returned by Jeron Johnson for a touchdown. “We played well. We prepared well. We knew exactly what they were going to be doing out there and we were ready for it,” corner back Brandon Browner said. The 10 points would be all the Seahawks would need to hold off the Cowboys for the victory Sunday.
Rookie Russell Wilson threw for 151 yards on 15/20 attempts with one touchdown for his first NFL victory. Wilson led a 90 yard scoring drive in the third quarter Sunday. Marshawn Lynch played extremely well, especially in the second half Sunday, totaling 122 yards on 26 carries and one touchdown. McCoy led the Seahawks in receiving with 5 receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
“We stuck with our game plan: Run the ball, run the ball, run the ball and eventually they’re going to get tired,” Tate said. “Our motto is play longer and harder than they can and then it started opening up in the pass game.” The Seahawks may have found their team identity for the season. They play smash mouth football and look to be physically superior to their opponent each week. If they can continue to play hard and hit hard they can knock opponents off of their game plan and better their chances of winning week in and week out. The Seahawks face a tough match up next week as Green Bay comes to town.