The biggest take from the Seahawks game against the Cowboys is that they walked maybe more appropriately limped away from the game with a win. The NFL is a results-based league and wins get you into the playoff and further. The Seahawks bent, twisted, and spun their way to win and find themselves with a 3-0 record. Here are some quick observations from the game.
RUSSELL WILSON IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOOD
Wilson threw for five touchdowns against the Cowboys, completing 27 of 40 passes for 315 yards, no interception for a 130.7 passe rating. That’s a total of 14 touchdowns in the first three games of the season. The 14 touchdowns in three games surpass Patrick Mahome’s record of 13 touchdowns in three games which he set in 2018. His MVP award-winning season.
For Wilson it’s about winning and the process it takes to win and never shying away from the moment.
THE SEAHAWKS DEFENSE BENT BUT DID NOT BREAK
The Seahawks defense allowed a massive number of passing yards in the second half for the third straight game but still ended up on top. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s second-half number looked like most NFL quarterbacks full game stats line, 24-35, 291 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT. Prescott’s full stat line was 37- of 57 for 472 yards, 3 touchdowns, two sacks, and two interceptions. Give credit to the Seahawks defense bench players for coming on and making players. Alton Robinson was active for the first time this season. Shaquem Griffin and Ryan Neal were brought up from the practice squad the day before the game.
The moves paid dividends as Neal replaced the injured Jamal Adams who suffered a groin strain and intercepted Prescott to seal the win for the Seahawks. Griffin was instrumental in stopping the keeping the Cowboys out of the endzone during the last drive of the game,
The rookie Robinson was simply stellar finishing the game with three solo tackles and one sack.
I was really excited about that, and guys were really excited in the locker room, too, to see those guys get in the ball game and not just get out there, but to do something. Shaquem did some really cool things down the stretch in coverage and in pressure. Alton was great to give him all that play time. Damontre Moore was out there digging and clawing and scratching. Jarran Reed had some really nice big plays today; knocking around and forcing some issues that happened on pass rush. Ugo continues to make things happen. I’m really excited about what he’s doing; he jumps into a position that we were really concerned about because Marquise was such a beautiful player in the system. But he’s really stepped up and been very, very active. The great interception by Shaquill today. He had a bunch of tackles, too. We are just thrilled that those guys were able to that.”
TYLER LOCKET IS A GAME CHANGER
While most of the attention is given to DK Metcalf because of his bravado and fun hearted nature the Seahawks most consistent and versatile receiver is Tyler Locket. On Sunday Lockett had 9 receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to the touchdown receptions Lockett had some big catches on several third down situation that kept the offense on the field