Earl Thomas gets two picks in Seattle’s 24-13 win over Cowboys

AP

The Cowboys probably wish Earl Thomas hadn’t played. Or that the Seahawks had accepted their offer of a second-round draft pick for him.

Thomas punctuated his second interception by bowing to the Cowboys’ sideline, effectively ending any comeback hopes for Dallas. The Seahawks won 24-13, their first victory of the season.

The Cowboys had driven to the Seattle 19 late in the fourth quarter in need of a touchdown to get within one score. Dak Prescott threw a pass toward tight end Blake Jarwin that was batted around before finally settling in Thomas’ arms with 3:09 remaining. Thomas jumped up, took a few steps toward the Cowboys’ sideline and bowed.

Coach Pete Carroll had left open the possibility that Thomas would miss the game after Thomas sat out Friday’s practice for personal reasons. The Seahawks reportedly are considering a “significant fine” for Thomas, who also missed Wednesday’s practice for the same reason.

They might decide not to fine him after how well he played Sunday.

Thomas had a team-high seven tackles, two interceptions and two defensed passes as the Seahawks held the Cowboys to 303 total yards.

Thomas chased down Jason Garrett after last season’s Christmas Eve game in Dallas, encouraging the Cowboys coach to “come get me.” The joke after Sunday’s game was Thomas might chase down Garrett to tell the Cowboys coach NOT to come get him.

The Cowboys’ second road game ended much like their first in Carolina when they had 232 yards in a 16-8 loss. Dallas’ only touchdown against the Seahawks came in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard pass from Dak Prescott to Tavon Austin.

Prescott took 12 hits, including five sacks, and for the ninth time in the past 11 games, the Cowboys quarterback threw for less than 200 yards. He completed 19 of 34 passes for 168 yards with the touchdown and the two interceptions.

The Cowboys now are 16-4 in the regular season when Prescott throws for more than 200 yards and 7-8 when he doesn’t.

Russell Wilson was sacked only twice, and got 102 rushing yards and a touchdown on 32 carries from Chris Carson. Wilson went 16-for-26 for 192 yards and two touchdowns.

Tyler Lockett caught four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.

37 responses to “Earl Thomas gets two picks in Seattle’s 24-13 win over Cowboys

  1. Cowboys have the talent. Except at hc. Where’s that caliz idiot that was comparing Jason garret to bill belichick?

  2. That bow to Cowboy Bench was fascinating. Tells me ET is not happy with them for not aggressively trading for him. He made them pay and showed why the Seahawks need to try and get an extension done that works for all. Still; expect a trade, before end of this coming week……..but fingers crossed, not.

  3. Earl just toyed with them today. As a Seahawk fan, I’ll take it, but it sure looked like he did it as an audition for the ‘boys.

    That was the best Offensive performance in a few games for the Seahawks as they have completely got rid of the quarterback options that Russell was great at in his first few years for a very traditional attack. We’ll see how that goes now that it worked once.

  4. C’mon stooges bring it ! I have been saying it forever , YAK PRESCOTT STINKS ! Romo could come out the booth in a suit and out play this stiff. Dak….lol

  5. The ineptitude of the Dallas passing “attack” is staggering. They clearly miss Frederick, along with Dez and Witten, more than anyone thought they would. Looking at 5-11 or so if they don’t get it figured out. Nice bounce-back for the Hawks after the Chicago debacle.

  6. Early in the 4th quarter, before soft zones and a 24-6 lead by Seattle. Prescott had a total of 77 yards passing… yes 77

  7. Earl Thomas was great in that game. Nobody seemed to notice Frank Clark destroying All Pro LT Smith for 2 sacks and multiple hurries. It was a thing of beauty because he is finally getting healthy in a contract year.

  8. Anybody could have done better. I’m 72, 5’6” and 210 And could have done better. It’s the OC! Fire him today. Don’t let him back on the team plane.

  9. Skip Bayless will just blame Dak’s performance on other people because the loss was not on the Future Hall of Famer.

  10. Wow . We s u c k p e r I o d ! We have talent But not coaching! Dak is only as good as his line and play calling. Bybuy Jason.

  11. Sherman was the loud mouth and a very good player, but Thomas was always the first rounder and generational talent that made that defensive backfield special when it was in its prime.

  12. Jerrah thinks Dak is a cross between cam newton and jarod goff. I say he’s a cross between quincy carter and akili smith

  13. jackedupboonie says:
    September 23, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    It seems to me the Cowboys have other more pressing issues than just giving up a fair pick or 2 for an All Pro Safety

    One thing the Cowboy’s seem to lack is leadership on the field… one of the strong points about Earl, so it sure wouldn’t hurt to have a multi-time All-Pro come over. However, After today’s game, i doubt the Seahawks will trade him. I think the fans would revolt.

  14. Rate This
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Enjoy it while you can Seahawks fans. You’ll go 4-12 at best.
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    Your team lost to the Redskins at home today. Don’t try to hide in the Seahawks comment section…go take your beating like a man in your own.

  15. Redskins 2-1
    Philly team 2-1
    Dallas team 1-2
    New York team 1-2

    The NFC East will be a battle between the Redskins and the Philadelphia team; the Dallas team and New York team will struggle to reach .500.

  16. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Enjoy it while you can Seahawks fans. You’ll go 4-12 at best.
    ————————————————–
    You misspelled “49ers.”

  17. usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Enjoy it while you can Seahawks fans. You’ll go 4-12 at best.
    +++
    How’s that Russell Wilson, “I punked him” story going for ya?

  18. How’s that Russell Wilson, “I punked him” story going for ya?

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    Don’t encourage him it’s just a copy and paste away. Is anyone keeping count?

  19. ratsfoiledagain says:
    September 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Enjoy it while you can Seahawks fans. You’ll go 4-12 at best.
    +++
    How’s that Russell Wilson, “I punked him” story going for ya?
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    It’s going pretty well because it really happened. I told that dude to whoop this if he was so tough and he wanted none of this. Tried talking his way out of it.

  20. Good plays, but both int’s were deflections that bounced to him. Flower’s punched the first one right to Earl and Wagner popped up the 2nd one for him. More that he was a fortuitous benefactor of great plays by his teammates than it was that he made great plays himself for int’s. Still funny to watch the bow, though. His way of saying “That’s what you get for not coming to get me.”

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