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DAL 24, SEA 22: Cowboys Survive Slugfest, Advance in Playoffs

The are headed to the of the 2018 . They leaned on , solid , and efficient play from to get the rare 24-22 playoff victory over the .

The Seahawks were up 14-10 to start the 4th Quarter, but the Cowboys got rushing touchdowns from each of their young offensive stars. The defense tightened, holding Seattle to no scores until their desperate comeback attempt to close the game.

Elliott finished the day with 137 rushing yards and 32 receiving. Prescott threw for 226 yards and a passing touchdown to . He also ran for 29 yards.

The teams traded blows throughout the contest, with the lead changing four times. In the end, it was Dallas who made those few crucial plays to pull off the win.

The Cowboys must now wait for the winner of the Eagles-Bears game tomorrow to know their next playoff opponent. A Chicago win sends Dallas to New Orleans, but a Philly upset would send the Cowboys to Los Angeles.

But for now, it's a celebration!

Other Notes

  • nearly had the biggest performance in recent Cowboys . He not only had a 51-yard punt return in the 4th Quarter, but another long return touchdown was called back on a questionable .
  • Dallas' defense was able to stifle most of the game. They never forced a turnover, but the Seahawks were held in check even when given favorable field position at times.
  • As you've come to expect, and led the team in tackles.
  • Also helping Dallas was an to Seattle Sebastian Janikowski, who came up lame following an attempt at a long field goal before halftime. The biggest impact was on the game's last big play, with Seattle unable to execute an onside kick and sealing the win for the Cowboys.
  • led all Cowboys receivers with 107 yards on seven catches.
  • The win improves 's playoff record to 3-6. It is the first postseason victory for Prescott, Elliott, and many of Dallas' young stars.
Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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