Thursday Night The Final Football: Cowboys defeat Seahawks in a close track match by 41-35

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Week 13 got off to an amazing start as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Seattle Seahawks 41-35 to maintain their home winning streak. Dallas now has 14 straight wins and is just four wins away from tying the current franchise record of 18 straight home victories.

The two greatest stars of the evening were wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and quarterback Dak Prescott of the Cowboys. 3 passing touchdowns and 299 passing yards were Prescott’s final stats. Lamb, who finished the game with 30 rushing yards and 116 receiving yards, scored one of those touchdowns.

With a total of zero punts, this was the highest scoring “Thursday Night Football” match of the year. Only the fifth NFL game in history has gone without a single punt. Moreover, there were an astounding 19 penalties in this game. The 257 total penalty yards that the Cowboys and Seahawks combined for during the game mark a season high.

The Dallas Cowboys emerged as the more powerful team in a contest where offence was the primary factor. The Cowboys defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday by a slim margin of 41-35 thanks to an explosive 41 points.

In spite of the loss, the Seahawks’ offensive production was outstanding. Newcomer Jaxon Smith-Njigba contributed 62 yards on seven receptions, while DK Metcalf hauled in six passes for an incredible 134 yards and three scores. With 1:43 left in the fourth quarter, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith had a chance to lead his team to victory, but he was unable to move the sticks on a fourth-and-2 play at the 50-yard line. With 334 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, he completed 23 of 41 throws.

Dallas’s record now stands at 9-3 after the victory. When the team plays the Philadelphia Eagles, who are in the same division, in Week 14, it will likely face its most difficult test of the regular season.

The rationale behind the Cowboys’ victory
Before the Seahawks arrived, the Cowboys had not trailed at home during the entire season. In actuality, Dallas was behind 21–20 at the break. Prescott and company responded each time they were called upon, even if the defence found it difficult at times to stop the Seahawks, who, like the Cowboys, did not punt during the whole game.

Not including kneeldowns, Dallas scored on eight of their nine possessions; the only “miss” came from a Lamb drop on a fourth-and-2 late in the third quarter. The Cowboys won the battle of possession time, went 8 of 14 on third downs, did not turn the ball over, and amassed 411 yards of total offence. With three passing touchdowns, Prescott was outstanding. If he hadn’t previously been in With his performance in the last few weeks, he’s definitely in the MVP conversation now.

The reason behind the Seahawks’ defeat
Though their lone stop came on a fourth-down Lamb drop, you might fault the Seahawks defence for failing to contain the Cowboys the whole game. Still, Seattle held Dallas to 4 of 8 in the red zone. In actuality, the Seahawks offence lost the ball over on downs three consecutive occasions in the fourth quarter, despite their overall strong performance.

Seven minutes remained in the game, and the Seahawks chose to pass the ball to Zach Charbonnet, who was stopped for no gain, on a fourth-and-1 from the Cowboys’ 46-yard line rather than go for a QB sneak or ‘tush push’. Then, in seven plays, the Cowboys drove 54 yards and stole the clinch with a touchdown from Ferguson. The Seahawks tried to convert a fourth-and-4 from their own 49-yard line on their subsequent drive. Due to a misunderstanding with Smith-Njigba, Smith’s pass attempt was unsuccessful. The Cowboys subsequently increased their lead with a 32-yard field goal.

The Cowboys responded rapidly, requiring only five plays to reach the end zone when Prescott connected with CeeDee Lamb for a 15-yard score. After a defensive pass interference call guided the Cowboys into the Seattle redzone, Prescott hit tight end Jake Ferguson to help the team overcome a third-and-16.

After a lengthy 16-play drive totaling 62 yards, the Cowboys had to settle for a 31-yard field goal. Prescott scrambled seven yards to find the end zone, but an offensive holding call cost him the score, negating the field goal. Smith’s five-yard touchdown run into the end zone increased the Seahawks’ lead. The 10-play drive ended with a rushing touchdown from Smith, who completed four of his five throws for 29 yards, and Charbonnet, who gained 26 yards on five rushes. With a Tony Pollard running touchdown from six yards out, the Cowboys were able to close the gap. The Seahawks were flagged for five penalties during a 12-play drive that ended with a touchdown from Pollard.

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