SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks blocks a punt by Chris Jones #6 of the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field on September 16, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Jeron Johnson recoverd the fumble and returned it for a touchdown. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cowboys Vs. Seahawks: Dallas Routed By Seattle, 27-7

The Dallas Cowboys turned in a stinker in Week 2, as they were crushed by the Seattle Seahawks, 27-7, thanks to turnovers and bad special teams play.

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Cowboys Vs. Seahawks: Questions Linger After Loss

After opening the season with an impressive win, Dallas suffered the mother of all let-downs in their game against Seattle on Sunday.


Cowboys Vs. Seahawks Game Recap: Dallas Hammered In Seattle, 27-7

The Dallas Cowboys fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-7, on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The Cowboys turned the ball over two times, and allowed a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown, in the loss.

The Cowboys fell into an early 10-0 hole thanks to some bad play on special teams. First, Felix Jones fumbled the opening kickoff, which led to a Steven Hauschka field goal for Seattle. Then, after Dallas went three-and-out on its first possession, Malcom Smith blocked Chris Jones' punt, and Jeron Johnson picked it up walked into the end zone.

After throwing an interception on the Cowboys' second possession, Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to Miles Austin to get the Cowboys to within three. However, Seattle would add another field goal before halftime, increasing its lead to 13-7.

The second half completely belonged to the Seahawks, as Marshawn Lynch imposed his will, while Russell Wilson continued to manage the game effectively. Wilson put Seattle up by two scores with a third-quarter touchdown pass to tight end Anthony McCoy, then Lynch made it a laugher after scoring on a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Wilson finished 15-of-20 for 151 yards and a touchdown, while Lynch ran for 122 yards on 26 carries and added a score. Meanwhile, Dallas' day can be easily summed up with one image:


Tony Romo completed 23 of 40 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing a pick. DeMarco Murray's production regressed after a solid opener, as he carried the ball just 12 times for 44 yards. Miles Austin was Dallas' most productive receiver, as he caught five passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Jason Witten turned in a promising outing, catching four passes for 53 yards, which was a big improvement over Week 1.

For the latest on the Cowboys, check out Blogging the Boys and SB Nation Dallas, plus visit Field Gulls and SB Nation Seattle for everything on the Seahawks. Keep up with the rest of the NFL at our dedicated SB Nation NFL hub.


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Cowboys Vs. Seahawks: The View From Seattle

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Fantasy Football Week 2: Tony Romo, Kevin Ogletree And More

Fantasy football owners had to have been pleased with the numbers Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys' offense put up in Week 1 against the New York Giants.

Dallas' skill players on offense figure to boast another week of nice numbers this week, as the Cowboys head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. While Seattle is never an easy place to play, the Cowboys have had extra time to prepare for this game, since Dallas' season opener came last Wednesday.

As always, Tony Romo is a must-start against the Seahawks. There's not going to be a game where I recommend benching Romo, unless his entire offensive line is on injured reserve.

DeMarco Murray, likewise, is a must-start. There's no reason to consider benching him, and he's a borderline RB1, very good RB2 this week.

Similarly, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are both must-starts if you own them as well. If you scooped up Kevin Ogletree, I'd consider using him in a flex position, or as a WR3. Since we live in the iTunes society where everybody expects instant gratification, some owners out there may expect Ogletree to replicate his Week 1 results. He could, but it's not likely. He's fine to start in a flex play, or as a WR3, but as anything more, you're rolling the dice.

Jason Witten is borderline. I wasn't huge on him for fantasy purposes coming into this season, and I'm especially not huge on him as he recovers from an internal injury. I'd start him if you don't have a better option, which you probably don't if he's on your team, but again, temper expectations a bit on him.

As for Dallas' defense, they're probably worth starting this week too. Russell Wilson does not impress me, and Seattle's wide receivers aren't anything to write home about. Yeah, it's a nice home field advantage for the Seahawks, but Rob Ryan should be able to confuse Wilson.

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