Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, as the Seahawks got back to .500 Sunday, knocking off the Cowboys at home 27-7.
The Hawks beat up Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense, holding them down after they topped the Giants a week ago Wednesday to open the season.
Lynch ran over the Cowboys, running for 104 yards in the second half and finishing with 26 carries. The Hawks broke the game open early, going up 10-0 just a few minutes into the contest.
Michael Robinson forced Felix Jones to fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a short field goal, and Malcolm Smith blocked Chris Jones’ punt which Jeron Johnson returned for a touchdown to give Seattle the early advantage.
”We played well. We prepared well. We knew exactly what they were going to be doing out there and we were ready for it,” cornerback Brandon Browner said.
With Lynch leading the way, the Hawks needed QB Russell Wilson just to not make many mistakes, and he didn’t. The rookie threw for 151 yards, with his big plays coming in a 90-yard scoring drive in the third quarter capped by a 22-yard touchdown strike to Anthony McCoy to give Seattle a 20-7 lead.
Wilson was 15 of 20 passing, including 6 of 8 in the second half, and a passer rating of 112.7. Steven Hauschka kicked field goals of 21 and 25 yards for the Seahawks, who rebounded from a disappointing season-opening loss at Arizona where Seattle failed to score in the closing seconds.
Romo finished 23 of 40 for 251 yards and one touchdown to Miles Austin, but was able to direct only one scoring drive despite having extra time to prepare for the Seahawks.
Dallas was trying to open the season with consecutive wins for the first time since 2008, but failed to get the job done.