Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to a 41-35 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, with three touchdown passes, in a game that offered the best offensive displays by both teams to start Week 13 of 2023 season. the NFL.
The Cowboys, who added their fourth consecutive win, confirmed themselves in second place in the East Division of the National Conference (NFC) with nine wins and three losses.
The Seahawks, who suffered their third straight loss, remain in second place in the NFC West with a 6-6 record.
Dak Prescott had 299 yards, three touchdown passes and four sacks.
With Seattle, Geno Smith shined with 334 yards, three touchdown passes and one rushing score; suffered an interception.
Offensives broke out early
The aerial circus erupted from the first offensive drive of the game by the Cowboys, who drove 65 yards and put themselves in range to go up 3-0 with a field goal.
Seattle’s response was lightning. Geno Smith connected with DeKaylin Metcalf, who beat DaRon Bland’s coverage, scampering 73 yards into the end zone; gave his team a 3-7 advantage.
The lone star franchise regained command 10-7 in a row. Prescott found two-time Pro Bowler CeeDee Lamb in the end zone; and went up 17-7 in the second quarter with another touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks.
The visitors got closer to 17-14 thanks to a run by rookie Zach Charbonnet, who scored his first NFL touchdown, but Dallas went ahead 20-14 with a field goal.
Seattle came back with just seven seconds left in the first half. Smith connected with DK Metcalf for the second time of the game to go into halftime 20-21.
The tug-of-war continued in the second half. The Seahawks scored first in the third quarter; He did it with a run by Geno Smith that made them 20-28. The Cowboys answered with Tony Pollard’s rushing touchdown to cut it to 27-28.
Coach Pete Carrol’s team opened the last period with a familiar formula; Smith sent a third reception on Metcalf’s diagonals that extended the distance to 27-35.
Dallas returns to the fray; They regained the lead thanks to a pair of field goals and a touchdown pass to Jake Ferguson, plus a two-point conversion that put them up 41-35.
With less than two minutes on the clock and no timeouts, Seattle attempted a comeback, but the Cowboys’ defense stopped them and sealed the win.
NFL Week 13 results:
Jueves 30.11: Cowboys 41-35 Seahawks.
Sunday 3.12: Titans-Colts, Patriots-Chargers, Saints-Lions, Jets-Falcons, Steelers-Cardinals, Commanders-Dolphins, Texans-Broncos, Buccaneers-Panthers, Rams-Browns, Eagles-49ers and Packers-Chiefs.
Monday 4.12: Jaguars-Bengals.