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The Cowboys will need an offensive makeover to come back in Seattle

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, left, intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup during the first half Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks went on to defeat the Cowboys, which drops Dallas to 1-2 on the season.
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, left, intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup during the first half Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks went on to defeat the Cowboys, which drops Dallas to 1-2 on the season. AP Photo

The Dallas Cowboys will need a comeback to leave Seattle winners.

After a slow start by both offenses, the Seattle Seahawks struck with two scoring passes by Russell Wilson in the second quarter to put the Cowboys in a 17-3 hole at the half.



After Seattle scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Jaron Brown to cap a 10-play, 64-yard drive, the Cowboys responded with their best drive of the first half. They were forced to settle for a 50-yard field goal, however, when Ezekiel Elliott’s touchdown reception was called back because he had stepped out of bounds before making the catch.

For most of the half, both defenses dominated the action. The Seahawks had 188 yards while the Cowboys had 92 yards. The teams combined for just 86 yards punted five times in the first quarter.

Wilson connected with Tyler Lockett, who was all alone down the sideline because of a blown coverage by safety Kavon Frazier, for a 51-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left in the half to put Seattle up 14-3.

With under a minute to go, an unnecessary roughness penalty on Randy Gregory helped move Seattle into field goal position to end the half with a 47-yarder from Sebastian Janikowski.

Prescott completed 6 of 13 passes for 40 yards and an interception. Earl Thomas picked off a deflected pass intended for Michael Gallup. Wilson was 12 of 20 for 145 yards. Elliott has 51 yards on nine carries, including a long of 19 yards.

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