Seahawks keep season alive as Cowboys lose fifth in a row

Sun Nov 1, 2015 10:25pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Seahawks aren't about to apologize for an uneven and, some might say, ugly offensive showing against Dallas on Sunday.

The important thing for the defending NFC champions is they are 4-4 halfway through the season.

"We made it back to even," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "I don't think it feels much different than last year. It's very similar."

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson did just enough with his arm and his legs, and kicker Steven Hauschka provided the foot to lift the Seahawks to a potential season-salvaging 13-12 victory over the reeling Dallas Cowboys.

Hauschka delivered a game-deciding 24-yard field goal with 1:06 remaining to quiet the majority of the 91,486 fans at AT&T Stadium.

The Seahawks won two straight going into their bye week and are currently two games back of 6-2 Arizona in the NFC East.

Wilson passed for 210 yards with a touchdown and ran for another 33 yards. His ability to keep plays alive by getting out of the pocket to either throw or run was never more evident than in the go-ahead drive.

Wilson engineered a 17-play march that covered 79 yards and chewed more than five minutes off the clock. Despite not getting into the end zone, Hauschka came on for a chip-shot field goal.

"We are lucky that we finished the game with a win, with Steven kicking the field goal," Wilson said.   Continued...

Nov 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) kicks a field goal during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports