It didn't take long for the Cowboys (1-1) to come back to earth after their impressive Week 1 victory over the New York Giants, as Dallas could not get its offense going in the second half. Meanwhile, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch victimized the Cowboys defense, and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was as efficient as anyone could have hoped.
Lynch ran for over 100 yards in the second half after a slow start, recovering from an uninspiring performance in the Seahawks' opener. Wilson, meanwhile, was 15-of-20 for 151 yards and a touchdown for Seattle (1-1). Most importantly, he made good decisions with the football, which was a big improvement after turning the ball over twice in Week 1.
Tony Romo finished 23-of-40, while throwing for 251 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, he also threw an interception, and fumbled once as well, though he would eventually recover it. Romo wasn't the only Cowboy to have a sloppy game, as Felix Jones lost a fumble and the special teams allowed a blocked punt that ended up being returned for a touchdown.
This is the worst performance in the 26-game #Cowboys' coaching era of Jason Garrett.— Richie Whitt (@richiewhitt) September 16, 2012
Fantasy Studs and Duds
Marshawn Lynch bounced back to have a big day against Dallas on Sunday. He rushed for 122 yards on 26 carries, while finding the end zone in the fourth quarter to give Seattle a 20-point lead.
On the other side of the coin, DeMarco Murray had a disappointing day, rushing 12 times for 44 yards, and going without a score. This came after a solid opener in which Murray ran for 131 yards on 20 carries.
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Did They Cover?
The Cowboys came into the game as six-point favorites, so it goes without saying that big payouts are on the way for those who put their money on the Seahawks. Also, the over/under of 40 was not reached, so kudos to those who took the under.
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Dallas: Sept. 23 vs. Tampa Bay; Seattle: Sept. 24 vs. Green Bay.