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Cowboys Vs. Seahawks 2012: Dallas Special Teams Collapse

Not much worked on any side of the ball for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday as they lost, 27-7, to the Seattle Seahawks. Their special teams play was particularly bad, giving up a couple of disastrous plays early on that helped the Seahawks put the Cowboys in an early hole.

It started badly when kickoff returner Felix Jones fumbled the opening kickoff. It got worse when the Seahawks blocked a punt by Chris Jones and returned it for a touchdown, which would end up being the winning score as it put Seattle up by a score of 10-0 early on.

Those were the only two egregious errors, but the special teams didn't do much to make it up later on in the game. Felix Jones remained the kickoff returner and got 21.8 yards on average after that point. There was never another blocked punt, but nothing spectacular came out that could make up for the blocked one early on and the Cowboys could never find their stride in the end as they took the Week 2 loss.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.