Seahawks beat Cowboys 31-20 in Week 17

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys 31 – 21 on Sunday in their third meeting of the year.

It was the first time Seattle has beaten Dallas in Dallas since the 2002 NFC Championship Game, when it defeated the Cowboys 26-17.

Here’s what you need to know: 1.

Seahawks won’t be a Super Bowl contender this season despite a dominant offensive performance and a defense that finished with two sacks and two interceptions.

It’s a tough week to win games, but it was a win for a young defense and a young quarterback who has been a revelation.

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The Seahawks are looking for a seventh consecutive win and first in back-to-back weeks.

Seattle has not lost back-and-forth games since October and the Cowboys have won two of the last three.

3.

Rookie running back Tarik Cohen finished with three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Cohen is a rookie who was signed out of LSU.

4.

Running back Jordan Howard finished with four carries for 30 yards and two touchdowns.

He’s been a steady presence since rookie Lamar Miller went down with a concussion.

5.

Tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive tackle David Bakhtiari combined for eight sacks.

Graham is a star at tight end.

6.

Runningback Marshawn Lynch had seven carries for 33 yards and scored his second touchdown of the season.

7.

Running backs Marshaeddin Norwood and Eddie Lacy combined for 15 carries for 113 yards.

Both are first-round picks.

8.

Tight ends Zach Miller and Jordan Reed both scored touchdowns.

They have combined for 20 catches for 254 yards and four touchdowns.

9.

Defensive tackle Robert Ayers had five tackles and an interception.

10.

Safety Kam Chancellor added two tackles, one pass break-up and a forced fumble.

11.

Offensive lineman David DeCastro and wide receiver Dez Bryant combined for 12 catches for 160 yards.

12.

Safety Marcus Smith had two tackles and a fumble recovery.

13.

Runningbacks James White and Doug Martin combined for 38 yards on 21 carries.

14.

Running quarterback Matt Ryan had three starts in the last seven weeks, with two of them coming against Dallas.

15.

Running behind two of his top offensive linemen in left guard Ryan Seymour and right tackle Ryan Seymour is one of the best rushing duos in the NFL.

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Rookie wide receiver Chris Thompson had a career-high 17 catches for 217 yards and one touchdown.

17.

Running tight end Jordan Matthews and tight end Kyle Rudolph both had seven catches for 90 yards.

They’re rookies.

18.

Cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended for a game for his hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

He’ll be ready for the start of training camp next week.

19.

Tightend Austin Hooper had five catches for 65 yards and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

20.

Running the ball in a way the Cowboys didn’t do in the NFC Championship loss to Seattle last season, the Seahawks dominated the Cowboys on the ground.

21.

The Cowboys went 3-2 against Seattle in 2016.

The last time Seattle beat Dallas was in Week 14 of the 2014 season.

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