SEATTLE– The Cowboys needed another fourth-quarter comeback to outlast the Super Bowl champs in their own house.
But all games have those hidden plays that can be forgotten, but ended up playing a huge factor in the outcome.
And here are a handful of plays that changed this game:
1. Church Breakup – In Seattle’s opening drive of the game, the Seahawks were knocking on the door for an early touchdown. Russell Wilson had third-and-11 at the Cowboys’ 15 and went over the middle to Doug
Baldwin, who had the ball in his hands momentarily at the goal line. But safety
2. Dunbar in the flat – Still in the first quarter, the Cowboys are down 10-0 and facing a third-and-3 at their own 27. A punt here and it’s going to likely be a long afternoon. The Cowboys put
3. An illegal 12th Man – Seattle loves to call its fan the “12th man” but it was a 12th player that hurt the Seahawks before halftime. The Cowboys had a difficult second-and-10 to get but were aided by a penalty on Seattle for having 12 players on the field just before the snap. That put the ball at the 5 and after two plays, the Cowboys took the lead on a touchdown pass from Romo to
4. Big strike to Williams – The third-and-20 conversion to Terrance Williams was likely the play of the game. But Williams’ other catch – his only other catch – might have been just as clutch, especially from a momentum-standpoint. After Seattle had scored 10 straight
after a pair of turnovers, the Cowboys had first down at their own 19. The crowd was on its feet and the Seahawks’ defenders were hyped up and dancing around before the snap. But Romo went on the attack and fired a deep strike to Williams for a 47-yard gain. Even with Williams’ delay of game penalty for throwing the ball down the field after the play, it gave Dallas great field position and
5. Seattle’s challenge – Sure, we remember Terrance Williams coming down with the 20-yard gain. (And that was set up by a huge third-down catch earlier in the drive by