Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes Thursday night and the Dallas Cowboys came from behind to beat the Seattle Seahawks 41-35.
The Cowboys (9-3) sign a fourth victory in a row and remain perfect in six home games. They are now 2-3 against opponents with a record above .500. Their only other victory in similar circumstances was acquired in the second week of activities against the New York Jets, who held a 1-0 record at that time.
The Seahawks (6-6) lose a third game. This is their fourth loss in five games after starting the season with a 5-2 record.
Prescott had 299 passing yards. Tony Pollard scored a rushing touchdown and ran for 83 total yards.
Prescott’s touchdown passes joined CeeDee Lamb, Jake Ferguson and Brandin Cooks. Lamb led his team with 116 receiving yards.
Geno Smith threw three touchdown passes to his favorite target DK Metcalf in addition to adding a rushing touchdown for Seattle. Smith totaled 334 air yards and was guilty of one interception.
Metcalf’s other two touchdowns came on distances of one and three yards. He finished the game with 134 yards on six catches.
Rookie Zach Charbonnet scored the first rushing touchdown of his career in the loss.
After suffering two straight losses against sectional opponents, the Seahawks quickly showed their colors as Smith joined Metcalf for a 73-yard touchdown on Seattle’s first sequence on offense.
The Cowboys then built a 17-7 lead, but the Seahawks scored two touchdowns before the end of the first half and another on the first drive of the second half to make it 28-20.
Pollard’s touchdown brought the lead back to one point before the end of the third quarter, but Metcalf found the end zone for the third time of the game early in the third quarter to make it 35-27.
With Seattle up 35-30, Prescott capped a seven-play drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ferguson to give Dallas the lead for good with 4:37 remaining. Prescott then connected with Cooks for a two-point conversion and Brandon Aubrey increased the Cowboys’ lead to six points with his fourth field goal of the game with 1:43 on the clock.
NFL interception leader DaRon Bland made his eighth steal of the season, his fourth in as many games. However, he looked bad in coverage a few times, notably on Metcalf’s long touchdown run early in the game.
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