Special teams turnovers set the tone of the game between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys. Seattle managed a 10-0 lead in the first five minutes of play and wouldn't relinquish it throughout, finishing with a 27-7 win.
Dallas cleaned up its act after three first quarter turnovers (kickoff fumble, blocked punt and a Tony Romo interception), but dropped passes and a lethargic running game kept them from ever mounting a comeback. Romo was forced to throw a total of 40 passes on the day, while DeMarco Murray only managed 44 rushing yards off of 12 carries.
Russell Wilson was effective in his second career start for the Seahawks, though he didn't put up big numbers. He passed for 151 yards and one touchdown. Coming into this game, everyone knew Marshawn Lynch would need to play big for Seattle to walk away with a 1-1 record, and he came through. Lynch carried the ball 26 times for 122 yards and one touchdown.
Next week, the Seahawks will get the spotlight with a Monday Night Football showdown against the Green Bay Packers, while the Cowboys will try and get back in the win column against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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