IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Rian Lindell kicked a 20-yard field goal
with 25 seconds left, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 17-14 victory
over the Dallas Cowboys and new rushing record-holder Emmitt Smith
Question on the Cowboys: What should they really expect from Hutchinson at this stage?
I thought it was a mistake to start Hutchinson at QB. I thought Quincy Carter deserved an opportunity to play at least until he had about a season under his belt. But Emmitt Smith looked good, and if Hutchinson can hand off to Smith, and Smith can continue to run like he did today, then I think Dallas will be OK.
Question on the Seahawks: What should be their offensive approach with Dilfer out?
This may be a blessing in disguise. Now the Seahawks can get back to handing the ball off and establishing the run -- which has been the missing ingredient in their offense. They haven't been able to establish the run and then open up the pass, so this could be a blessing for them.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Smith broke Walter Payton's record on an 11-yard run with 9:10
left in the game. He finished with 24 carries for 109 yards, both
season highs, and has 16,743 yards over his 13-year career. Payton
had 16,726 yards over 13 seasons.
Seattle (2-5) won on the road for the first time this season
despite losing quarterback Trent Dilfer to a season-ending Achilles
injury in the second quarter.
Receiver Darrell Jackson sustained a concussion on a
fourth-quarter hit by safety Darren Woodson, then had a seizure in
the shower and was taken to Baylor Medical Center, where he was in
Dallas (3-5) lost its second straight in the debut of rookie
quarterback Chad Hutchinson, whose last football game was as a
sophomore at Stanford in 1997.
Matt Hasselbeck relieved Dilfer and went 12-for-19 for 131 yards
with an interception.
"He is a player that gets excitable, but he played within
himself today,'' Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said.
Shaun Alexander ran 23 times for 58 yards. His 2-yard touchdown
run made it 7-0 with 12 seconds left in the first half and a 5-yard
TD run made it 14-7 early in the fourth.
Smith tied it with a 1-yard run, his 150th career rushing score,
at the end of his record-breaking drive.
Seattle's ensuing drive went 72 yards, with Dallas providing 35
on penalties for pass interference and unnecessary roughness, to
set up Lindell's game-winning kick.
Hutchinson, who spent the last four years playing in the St.
Louis Cardinals organization, was 12-of-24 for 145 yards with a
39-yard touchdown to Joey Galloway. He was sacked twice.
"The record was not a distraction,'' Hutchinson said. "I
certainly felt more comfortable in this debut than in my major
league debut. I felt more prepared for the game and the situations
I knew I would face.''
Woodson had eight tackles, giving him 1,243 in his career and
breaking the franchise record of 1,236 held by linebacker Lee Roy
"I'm glad both guys got their records, but that had nothing to
do with why we lost the game today,'' Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis said. "They are not a bad football team, but we felt like we
should have stopped them.''
Derrick Henry punches in his third TD of the night
Derrick Henry comes up clutch with a 13-yard touchdown to give the Titans back the lead.
Josh Allen throws for TD, catches 2-pt conversion to put Bills ahead
Josh Allen connects with Tommy Sweeney for the touchdown and follows up with a 2-point conversion catch to give the Bills the lead.
Derrick Henry barrels into end zone for his 2nd TD of game
Derrick Henry refuses to be denied the end zone for the three-yard touchdown.
Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay wishes communication with Jared Goff was better ahead of trade to Detroit Lions
Rams coach Sean McVay says he wishes he had "better, clearer communication" with Jared Goff before the blockbuster offseason trade that sent the Los Angeles QB to the Lions for Matthew Stafford.
Titans leave Beasley wide open in the end zone
Josh Allen finds Cole Beasley all alone in the end zone for the 29-yard touchdown.
Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan carted off on stretcher
Titans LT Taylor Lewan gave a thumbs-up after he was carted off in a stretcher during Monday night's game against the Bills.