In a frenzied last-minute dash, Seattle Seahawks scraped through to an ugly 13-12 victory over archrivals Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The reigning NFC champions returned to a .500 record.
In the first half, Seattle wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was carted off the field after getting blindsided by a furious tackle. Later, a stadium announcement confirmed that Lockette suffered a concussion and was rushed to the hospital.
With 6:42 left on the clock, Seattle trailed 12-10 but got the ball back at their zone. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense pulled off together a 17-play and a 79-yard drive, taking off 5:35 from the clock. Then, the visiting team methodically moved down the beautiful AT&T Stadium field to set up a game-winning 24-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka with 1:06 remaining. Despite the victory, the Seahawks’ offense was ugly and stagnant, managing only 66 yards in the fourth quarter before their game winner.
The Cowboys (2-5) suffered their fifth consecutive loss, languishing in last place of the NFC East. After the game, Dez Bryant took out his frustration at the reporters. “Stay the (expletive) away,” the quarterback yelled to a group of reporters. “Why don’t you all get the (bleep) out of here? This is our (expletive) locker room. You (expletive) dirty (expletive).”
The victory marked the second game in a row when Seahawks didn’t allow an opposition touchdown. They now head into the bye week with a respectable 4-4 record.
Dallas, playing without quarterback Tony Romo, couldn’t find their offensive rhythm despite the return of Bryant. Matt Cassel, who dominated the game against Giants last week, managed only 97 yards passing despite 25 attempts. For the first time this season, Wilson went an entire game without taking a sack.