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Cowboys fared better against AFC version of Seahawks

The will close out November with a Week 13 home game against the . It will be the middle game of a three-game homestand.

Overall, Dallas is just 11-10 against the Seahawks since Seattle joined the in 1976. They have outscored Seattle 499-409.

The Cowboys are 7-4 at home, with a massive 279-172 scoring .

Dallas was 4-2 in games played at .

The Seahawks have the edge in games played in Seattle, 6-4, and a scoring lead of 237-220. Dallas won both games played at the Kingdome.

The Wandering Seahawks

Not only have the Seahawks played in three different stadiums in 47 seasons, they've bounced back and forth between conferences.

When the franchise entered the NFL they played their first season in the West.

Dallas, 4-0 coming into the game, played the Seahawks in Seattle in that first season.

Jim Zorn tossed a pair of touchdowns to give Seattle an early 13-0 lead.

Then the Cowboys said enough of that.

threw a pair of touchdowns to put Dallas up 14-13 at halftime. and Doug Dennison added scoring runs in the second half for a 28-13 win.

The next year, Seattle moved to the AFC West.

Dallas easily won the next two games, 51-7 at Texas Stadium in 1980 and 35-10 in 1983.

The 1983 win was the Cowboys' last game they would ever play at the Kingdome. Over the next 15 years the three meetings would all be at Texas Stadium.

Seattle Breaks Through

The Seahawks finally recorded their first win over Dallas in 1986. Seattle scored 24 unanswered points in the first half for a 31-14 win on Day at Texas Stadium.

Seattle would dominate Dallas, a 29-3 win at Husky Stadium, in the last game between the two teams before Seattle's return to the NFC.

The loss left Dallas' record at 4-2 versus Seattle as an AFC team.

The NFC Seahawks Are Tough To Beat

Since Seattle's return to the NFC, they are 8-6 against Dallas.

The Seahawks won three of the first four meetings, including the first in 2002, a 17-14 win at Texas Stadium.

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Dallas Cowboys (17) drops a punt return as Seattle Seahawks Jeron Johnson runs in during the second half of Dallas' 30-23 win Sunday, October 12, 2014 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Seattle recovered the ball. (G.J. McCarthy/The )

The Cowboys rebounded, winning three straight between 2008-2011.

The Seahawks have won five of the last seven games, including a 38-31 win the last time they met in 2020 in Seattle.

Putting The Wild In Wild Card

The two teams have met twice in the , both times in the round. Each team has won on its home field.

The first meeting on Jan. 6, 2007, saw Dallas let a 20-13 lead slip away late.

A fumble for a and a Matt Hasselbeck pass to Jerramy Stevens gave Seattle a 21-20 lead.

drove the Cowboys into position for the go-ahead field goal. But a very shiny football slipped through Romo's grasp.

has it there was so much Crisco on the ball that Betty Crocker used it afterward to bake a dozen cakes.

J.R. Ewing purchased a lease to drill a well on it.

Scientists reportedly found fossilized remains… okay, you get the idea.

J.R. Ewing of Ewing Oil.

Whatever caused the fumble, Dallas left Seattle with a playoff loss.

It would take them over a dozen years to get payback.

The Cowboys got scoring runs by and for a 24-22 win in Dallas on Jan. 5, 2019.

Richard Paolinelli
Richard Paolinelli
Richard has covered sports at all levels - from local, prep, college, and professional - since 1984. He has been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys since 1969. Since retiring as a full-time sports writer in 2013, he has written and published several novels, two dozen short stories and two sports non-fiction books.

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