Seattle Seahawks 26 - 27 Dallas Cowboys, Dallas four interceptions, summary: score, stats, highlights | NFL Preseason Week 3
FINAL: Seahawks 26, Cowboys 27
Cowboys defeat Seahawks 27-26L Game Summary
It was Drew Lock's time to shine in the Seahawks' preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys. After missing a game due to covid-19, he hadn't seen as much playing time as his QB1 competition Geno Smith. Tonight was his big moment to prove why he should be the starter.
Geno Smith still started out the game and completed three of six passes for 43 yards and a field goal drive. He wasn't in for long before Lock took over. Lock completed 13 of 24 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown, but three unfortunate interceptions.
The Seahawks had the lead the majority of the game, but they couldn't hold onto it. The Cowboys offense struggled, but the defense was their savior, with four interceptions (Israel Mukuamu, Nashon Wright, Markquese Bell, and Junayeh Thomas), two of which led to touchdowns for the Cowboys.
For the Cowboys offense, Cooper Rush started out at QB, but not for long - just one series that ended in them punting it away. Will Grier came in to play the next two and a half quarters and finished 12 of 22 for 88 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Thanks to the defensive turnovers, the Cowboys squeaked out a win to finish the preseason 2-1, beating the Seahawks 27-26. The Seahawks went 0-3 in the preseason.
The Cowboys play their regular season opener on September 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:20 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The Seahawks play their regular season opener against the Denver Broncos on September 12 at 8:15 p.m. ET at Lumen Field in Seattle.
The Cowboys get their fourth interception of the night. Thomas picked off the pass by Eason.
When Shampklin went down, he lost the ball and it was recovered by the Seahawks, but after the review, it was ruled that his knee was down.
Cowboys' Shampklin took a nasty hit, looks like he twisted up his ankle. He's being helped, limping off the field.
A botched snap was fumbled by Shepley and snatched up by Jackson for the Cowboys defense's 4th takeaway of the night
A 31-yard run by Shampklin was for naught when a Holding penalty kept the Cowboys to 3rd and 11. An incomplete pass from DiNucci to Smith forced them to punt it away.
two-minute warning in the game
The Cowboys defense held Eason and the Seahawks to 4th down in the back field and they punt it away
Jacob Eason is in at QB for the Seahawks
Myers 28-yard field goal is GOOD.
Maher 61-yard field goal attempt is NO GOOD.
Cowboys Alarcon was injured on the play - return is Questionable.
Ben DiNucci came in at QB for the Cowboys and he completes a shotgun pass to Vasher. They're at 2nd and 8 at the Dallas 44.
Myers 28-yard field goal is GOOD.
The Seahawks get to the Dallas 15-yard line at 4th and 3 and go for the field goal
At the end of the third quarter, the Seahawks are at 2nd and 4 at the Dallas 22 after a 16-yard run by Thompson. Tie game 20-20 going into the 4th.
The Cowboys get a pick by Markquese Bell that puts them back on offense, and with just over 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Grier makes a pass to Smith in the end zone. Smith keeps both feet in bounds carefully and keeps control of the ball and the officials rule it a touchdown. The Cowboys and Seahawks are even.
The Cowboys defense have three interceptions on the night
Markquese Bell picks off Lock's pass for an INTERCEPTION and picks up 29 yards
The Cowboys are one score down on the Seahawks with just under five minutes left in the third quarter. They got down close to the end zone just to settle for a 4th down field goal. It was a 35-yarder by Maher. The recently solo kicker for the Cowboys has had a perfect night so far.
Brett Maher 35-yard field goal is GOOD.
Dallas gets all the way down the field to the red zone, led by a 16-yard drive by Shampklin. Drummond nearly gets the TD but he's out of bounds and a Holding call sets them back 10 yards. Grier scrambles away and the Cowboys are at 4th and 8.
And we're back in action! The Seahawks start off on offense in the second half and it's still Lock in at QB. They almost go 3 and out, but Williams gets a pointless Roughing the Passer call to give them the automatic 1st down.
The Seahawks had to punt it away. Dallas takes the knee to run out the time and that'll bring us to halftime, evreyone.
The Seahawks take their second timeout
Grier handoff to Davis, who picks up 13 yards and is stopped JUST short of the goal line
Grier scrambles to avoid a sack and pick up 16 yards to pick up the 1st down and put the Cowboys at the Seattle 14
The Cowboys set up a deep pass, Grier chucks it to Houston, but the coverage by Jackson is too much and he misses the catch
Two-minute warning in first half
Lock throws an INTERCEPTION to Nashon Wright!
Lock pass deep to young 22 yards to put the Seahawks at the 48 but...
Another three and out for the Cowboys
Myers 29-yard field goal is GOOD.
Seattle tried it again, Lock passed to Eskridge. He caught it, but was out of bounds, bringing them to 4th and 10
Cowboys CB Bland knocks away another potential TD pass by Lock to Hart
Seattle goes for it on 4th down and Lock makes a pass to Homer for 10 yards to the 11-yard line
Lock and the Seahawks make it down to the 20, but are held to 4th and 1 there. Seattle takes their first timeout.
Maher 28-yard field goal is GOOD.
Robinson was injured during the play - return is Questionable
Grier attempts a pass to Hendershot in the endzone but it's knocked away by Blair. Cowboys at 3rd and 5 at the Seahawks 10
Grier gives some action to Tolbert, Fehoko, and Davis, then scrambles to get 11 yards and a first down of his own to take the Cowboys into the red zone
Lock's pass to Fuller is incomplete, blocked by Bland, putting Seattle at 4th and 13. The punt was muffed by Drummond, but thankfully for them, Coyle fell on it to recover it.
So far, it's the Seahawks who are having the penalty problems tonight. They had 13 last week, and they've just been called for Holding, putting them at 2nd and 14 from the Seattle 13.
Grier pass to Houston for 8 yards to the Dallas 30 put the cowboys at 4th and 6. They don't go for it this time. Fair catch by Eskridge.
Uh-oh. Went for it, but it didn't pay off. Grier is SACKED by Adams and Robinson. Thanks for the interception, but we'll just go ahead and give it back to Seattle.
The Cowboys are held to 4th and 4, but hey it's the preseason. Let''s go for it.
Lock pass intended for Eskridge is INTERCEPTED by S Mukuamu!
Drew Lock in at QB now for the Seahawks
Grier attempted a long pass to Tolbert and it's incomplte, bringing them to 4th and 15. They punt it away to the 17-yard line, where Seattle will take over on offense.
Will Grier came in at QB for the Cowboys. He tried to scramble away at 2nd and 12 but was SACKED by Onujiogu
And Myers' 53-yard field goal attempt is GOOD!
The Cowboys defense did a great job stopping the Seahawks, so they attempt a field goal instead of getting the TD they hoped for...
At 1st and 20 at the 29-yard line, Smith passes to Dissly but he drops it. 2nd and 20
And suddenly, the Seahawks made it down to the 1-yard line, but the last play, an 18-yard run by Homer, was called back 10 yards on a Holding penalty
The Cowboys take their first timeout
Cowboys DaRon Bland, who's had an impressive preseason so far, and Anthony Barr get a huge hit on Homer, but the Seahawks get more yards when Smith sends a 17-yard pass to Lockett.
Geno Smith is starting off the Seahawks at QB.
Rush threw a 15-yard bullet to Ferguson to put them at the 49-yard line. Another few short passes to Davis gets them 5, then 2, before Rush is hit to take them to 4th and 4 at the Seattle 43. It was a pass to WR Fehoko, who missed it in double coverage. Seahawks will take over.
Cooper Rush is starting off at quarterback for the Cowboys. He's been the QB1 for the Cowboys, but Will Grier is looking to challenge that this year.
The Cowboys will receive to start the game!
The stadium sun problem continues
Every time a reporter complains about the sun being in their eyes or a player messes up because of it at the Cowboys stadium in Arlington, I think of Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket's Craig Miller. He warned them...
Just about 5 minutes away from kickoff here in Arlington, Texas!
Cowboys players to watch
Malik Davis, RB
We know that Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are Dallas' RB1 and RB2. And before the preseason, we thought we knew who the RB 3 was - Rico Dowdle. But since then, Malik Davis has emerged as a legit challenger for the position. In preseason game 1, Davis led the team in rushing yards with 51, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and had three catches for 16 yards. In game 2, he had eight carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.
DaRon Bland, CB
Since Jourdan Lewis has been out dealing with a hamstring injury, CB DaRon Bland has really stepped up. It was thought that Kelvin Joseph and Nashon Wright would be the two main CBs in the mix behind Trevon Diggs and Anthongy Brown, but then Bland came along and played better than both of them in the preseason.
Brett Maher, K
Maher won the kicking competition when the Cowboys waived Lirim Hajrullahu on Tuesday, leaving just Maher at kicker. That means he has to do well - no other options. He has had just one field goal opportunity in the preseason, a 61-yard attempt, which he missed. Tonight, he should get more chances to prove he's reliable as the Cowboys' sole kicker.
While he’s most likely still capable of playing the kind of football that won him a Super Bowl this year, surely the idea is too farfetched, isn’t it?
Weather forecast for Cowboys vs Seahawks
The weather forecast for the Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks game tonight is expected to be mild. It's expected to be a warm 89 degrees with 57% humidity for the 7 p.m. kickoff. Lows are around 74.
Seattle and Dallas - the preseason so far
The Seahawks are coming into this game after two losses in a row, to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears. They started Geno Smith in both games, but Drew Lock is expected to get the majority of the work in tonight's game.
The Cowboys are coming off of a win over the Los Angeles Chargers after losing to the Denver Broncos in week 1. The 32-18 victory came in large part thanks to Turpin's punt and kickoff returns.
Seattle Seahawks special teams
In the preseason so far, the Seahawks have been struggling on special teams. In both weeks 1 and 2, they have allowed huge returns on kick and punt coverage.
That's not good news going into a game against a Cowboys team playing their new returner KaVontae Turpin, who had a 98-yard kick return touchdown and 86-yard punt-return touchdown in Dallas' Week 2 game.
"There is an enormous responsibility of who you are next to and where you are on the field and where the ball is kicked, and can you sense of where the returner is and all that." said Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. "And with their guy Turpin this week, he woke you up if nothing else did with a great game last week. We're on it, we're working it really hard."
The Cowboys lack of planning came back to bite them
The Cowboys were just dealt a huge blow with the loss of OT Tyron Smith just before the start of the regular season.
Rookie Tyler Smith could be moved to the left tackle position to replace Tyron Smith now, but he's also dealing with an ankle injury. Connor McGovern was the one getting all the snaps at left guard before, but tonight he will start at center.
The Cowboys have had a lack of depth at tackle and wide receiver since earlier in the offseason after making some...interesting moves. Owner Jerry Jones has not been worried about it, when in reality, he really should have been. And now we see exactly why ignoring the problem or pretending it's all fine can come back to bite you. Jones was counting on Smith to stay healthy (something he hasn't been able to do in several years), released La'el Collins to meet the salary cap, and traded Amari Cooper for....I don't know why. They now lack depth at all those positions and injuries to the players Jones was counting on have ruined his (poor) plans.
Who is playing?
Who is playing for the Cowboys?
Though many NFL teams use the final preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy has a different idea for his team. As they did last season, the Cowboys will rest their starters in the preseason finale. So don't expect to see Dak Prescott, Micah Parsons, or Ezekiel Elliott out there on the field. Rookie Tyler Smith will sit out with a minor ankle injury.
So who will play for the Cowboys? Backup quarterbacks Cooper Rush and Will Grier have been competing for the QB2 spot and both should get some playing time tonight. McCarthy said that Grier will get a good "chunk" of the work.
Who is playing for the Seahawks?
The Seahawks, on the other hand, are likely to have some starters in. Their quarterback one is still unclear, as the competition between Geno Smith and Drew Lock has been so close that coach Pete Carroll is considering having two starters. Both have had playing time in the preseason and they will have time tonight, too.
Neither Ken Walker (hernia) nor Rashaad Penny (COVID-19) will play.
Wide receiver and 2021 second-round pick Dee Eskridge will make his preseason debut after suffering a hamstring injury at the beginning of training camp. He didn't fulfill his potential in his rookie season due to a concussion, so this preseason game will be significant for him to prove himself.
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Kickoff from AT&T Stadium in Dallas is at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET).