SEATTLE – The tenor of Sunday’s game changed with 9:43 left in the third quarter.
In the first 29 plays of the game, Seattle had 130 yards on offense.
The Seahawks picked up 90 on the next eight to take a 20-7 lead and impose their will on a Cowboys defense that had no answer.
The biggest play was Marshawn Lynch's 36-yard run after the Seahawks caught the Cowboys in a blitz. Bruce Carter was unable to drag Lynch down close to the line of scrimmage and the bruising runner was able to break free for his longest run of the game.
Lynch finished with 122 yards on 26 carries, giving him more than 100 yards rushing in two straight games against the Dallas defense.
Seattle finished off the drive by going to tight end Anthony McCoy. At the snap, linebacker Anthony Spencer lunged at McCoy and was in trail mode, allowing rookie quarterback Russell Wilson to thread a throw down the seam for a 22-yard score and a 20-7 lead with 5:05 left in the third quarter.