Cowboys Come Crashing Down Following 27-7 Loss to Seahawks

A week and a half after the Cowboys looked like a Super Bowl contender vs the Giants – their ship to the stars came crashing down to earth.

In Seattle.

Tony Romo was terrible, and the Cowboys are back to .500 after a 27-7 pounding at the hands of Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks.

Felix Jones fumbled the opening kickoff, and the Cowboys might as well have gotten on the bus back home. The fumble lead to a 21-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka, and then a blocked punt was recovered by Jeron Johnson, pushing the Hawks lead to 10-0.

The 10-point lead might as well have been 50.

“I felt like we were emotionally ready to play in the ballgame,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “I thought we did a good job of battling back from some of the adversity that happened early in the ballgame. We gave them opportunities and we fought back, but as the game wore on they did more things to win the game than we did in all three phases than we did.”

The Cowboys were able to get back in the game somewhat when Romo hit on a 22-yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin to make it 10-7, but then they had to punt on the next two possessions to complete the first half, and Lynch took over for Seattle in the last 30 minutes.

Lynch ran over the Cowboys, running for 104 yards in the second half and finishing with 26 carries.

With Lynch leading the way, the Hawks needed QB Russell Wilson just to not make many mistakes, and he didn’t. The rookie threw for 151 yards, with his big plays coming in a 90-yard scoring drive in the third quarter capped by a 22-yard touchdown strike to Anthony McCoy to give Seattle a 20-7 lead.

“This is a disappointment to us and an example to us about how to play at home,” Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. “I just thought we could, even though we started behind the eight ball, I thought we could come back and not only make this a game, but come out positive. But they had a lot to say about that. Their coaching and their preparation had a lot to say about what’s ended up right here. We’ll just learn from this, and we all know we’re just starting.”

Dallas will be at home for Tampa Bay next Sunday.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Cowboys Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

One Response to “Cowboys Come Crashing Down Following 27-7 Loss to Seahawks”

  1. DallasCowboyBlog.com says:

    We did a ful recap of this loss and what we feel about it so come by and check out what we said here! http://dallascowboyblog.com/im-not-mad-im-disappointed/

Leave a Reply