Wilson sets new record as Seahawks beat Cowboys

Last Updated: 28/09/20 2:33am

Russell Wilson's five TDs set a new record for the most through three weeks of an NFL season
Russell Wilson’s five TDs set a new record for the most through three weeks of an NFL season

Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes for the second consecutive week, including a go-ahead 29-yarder to D.K. Metcalf in the final two minutes, as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-31 in a thriller.

Metcalf made up for a huge first-half blunder in scoring the game-winner; earlier, the Seattle receiver appeared to have a walk-in touchdown after hauling in a deep ball from Wilson late in the first quarter, but he slowed up to celebrate before he was in the endzone and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs knocked the ball loose.

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DK Metcalf ran the width of the field to catch a 29-yard touchdown to beat the Cowboys.
DK Metcalf ran the width of the field to catch a 29-yard touchdown to beat the Cowboys.
  • Seahawks stats: Russell Wilson, 27/40, 315 yards, 5 TDs
  • Rushing leader: Chris Carson, 14 carries, 64 yards
  • Receiving leader: Tyler Lockett, nine catches, 100 yards, 3 TDs

Wilson’s five scores ensured the Seahawks quarterback set a new record for most touchdown passes thrown in the first three games of a season with 14. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw 13 TDs in his MVP season in 2018.

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Russell Wilson found a wide open Tyler Lockett in the endzone for a 43-yard touchdown.
Russell Wilson found a wide open Tyler Lockett in the endzone for a 43-yard touchdown.

Three of his Wilson’s touchdowns went to Tyler Lockett, who had nine receptions for 100 yards, as he became his favourite target after Metcalf’s error.

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  • Cowboys stats: Dak Prescott, 37/57, 472 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs
  • Rushing leader: Ezekiel Elliott, 14 carries, 34 yards, 1 TD
  • Receiving leader: Michael Gallup, six catches, 138 yards, 1 TD

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished 37 of 57 for 472 yards – setting career highs in yards and attempts – with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Dak Prescott found Michael Gallup for a 43-yard touchdown reception.
Dak Prescott found Michael Gallup for a 43-yard touchdown reception.

Dallas trailed 30-15 after Prescott fumbled on the first play of the second half and Wilson subsequently threw his fourth TD. But Prescott then appeared to be leading a Cowboys comeback with touchdown passes of 42 yards to Cedrick Wilson and 43 yards to Michael Gallup.

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 42-yard field goal with four minutes left in the fourth quarter to give Dallas a 31-30 lead but, after Wilson and Metcalf’s TD connection, Ryan Neal intercepted a Prescott pass in the endzone with six seconds remaining to clinch victory for Seattle (3-0).

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER
Cowboys 3-0 Seahawks Greg Zuerlein 43-yard field goal
Cowboys 3-7 Seahawks Russell Wilson 43-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
Cowboys 3-9 Seahawks Safety: Ezekiel Elliott tackled in endzone
Cowboys 9-9 Seahawks Ezekiel Elliott one-yard TD run (extra point no good)
SECOND QUARTER
Cowboys 9-16 Seahawks Russell Wilson one-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
Cowboys 15-16 Seahawks Dak Prescott 40-yard TD pass to Cedrick Wilson (extra point no good)
Cowboys 15-23 Seahawks Russell Wilson one-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett (extra point)
THIRD QUARTER
Cowboys 15-30 Seahawks Russell Wilson one-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister (extra point)
Cowboys 22-30 Seahawks Dak Prescott 42-yard TD pass to Cedrick Wilson (extra point)
FOURTH QUARTER
Cowboys 28-30 Seahawks Dak Prescott 43-yard TD pass to Michael Gallup (failed two-point try)
Cowboys 31-30 Seahawks Greg Zuerlein 42-yard field goal
Cowboys 31-38 Seahawks Russell Wilson 29-yard TD pass to D.K. Metcalf (two-point conversion)

Zuerlein had kicked a 43-yarder on Dallas’ first possession of the game before Wilson hit Lockett for a 43-yard TD to see Seattle into the lead.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was limited to 34 yards on 14 carries, was stopped for a safety in the endzone on the next series, although he then went in for a one-yard touchdown to tie the score up at 9-9 through one quarter.

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Ezekiel Elliott grabbed the Cowboys’ first touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott grabbed the Cowboys’ first touchdown.

Two second-quarter TDs of one yard from Wilson to Lockett – either side of a 42-yard scoring strike from Prescott to Wilson – ensured a 23-15 lead for Seattle at the half.

The Seahawks stretched that advantage early in the second half after Prescott’s early fumble – Wilson next finding Jacob Hollister in the endzone – but the Cowboys (1-2) continued to fight, taking a late lead before Metcalf’s TD won it for the Hawks.

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