Seahawks hang on to beat Cowboys after yet another frantic finish

By Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times on

Published in Football

SEATTLE - Another five Russell Wilson touchdown passes? Check.

Another last-second defensive stand in the north end zone? Check.

One of the strangest games in recent Seahawks history ultimately ended in now-familiar fashion, with Seattle holding on to a 38-31 win over Dallas at CenturyLink Field.

This one, though, ended with the relatively comfortable total of six seconds remaining instead of the final play as a Ryan Neal interception in the end zone finally put it away for the Seahawks.

The win came in the same game Seattle suffered injuries to star safety Jamal Adams (groin), running back Chris Carson (leg), starting guard Damien Lewis (ankle) and linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee).

Those injuries and a defense that continues to give up yards in record numbers will be the cause for some alarm.


But Wilson and the offense responding again when needed at least allowed Seattle to feel good about this one.

After Seattle blew a 30-15 lead, Wilson calmly led the Seahawks to the winning score and tied a career high and team record in touchdown passes in a game with five.

The key play came when Wilson hit veteran tight end Greg Olsen for an 11-yard gain to pick up a fourth-and-3 that snapped at the Dallas 47 with 2:37 remaining.

Wilson then hit DK Metcalf on a 29-yard scoring pass with 1:47 left - a second straight week he tied his career high and a team record with five touchdown passes to conclude a 75-yard drive.


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