NFL

Wilson and the Seahawks Held on Against the Cowboys in a Nail-Biting 38-31 Victory

The Seattle Seahawks showed up Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in CenturyLink Field in Seattle and held on against the Dallas Cowboys by a nail-biting 38-31 victory. The Seahawks deployed a rushing game that produced 117 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to go along with a total team offensive output of 412 yards. Quarterback Russell Wilson contributed with 315 yards and five touchdowns for the game.

Wilson ended the game with 315 yards passing, to go along with five touchdowns, no interceptions, and completing 27 of 40 passes. This performance led to a 130.70 passer rating for Wilson.

The ground game for the Seahawks saw Chris Carson carrying the football 14 times, and Travis Homer helping with rushing the ball two times. The two rushers produced 64 yards and 19 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Seahawks had Wilson throwing the football to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as his most productive targets. Metcalf caught four passes for a net gain of 110 yards. The secondary target (Lockett) caught nine passes for a net contribution of 100 yards.

With one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and two sacks , the Seahawks got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

For the losing team, Dak Prescott finished the game completing 37 of 57 passes to lead the way for the Cowboys. This performance by Prescott led to a QB rating of 93.60, and game stats of 472 yards, two interceptions and three touchdowns.

The Cowboys’ rushing game was led by Rico Dowdle and Ezekiel Elliott. For the game, Dowdle carried the ball zero times, rushed for zero yards, and zero touchdowns. Elliott supplemented and carried the ball a total of 14 times for a total of 34 yards. Meanwhile Michael Gallup and Ced Wilson were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Cowboys. Gallup caught six passes from Prescott for a total of 138 yards, while Wilson contributed with 107 yards from five passes.

In a losing effort, the Cowboys defense contributed with four sacks , one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.

With the win, the Seahawks leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Cowboys record for the season is now 0-1.