For the second time in three years, the Dallas Cowboys would host a home playoff game but this time it would be against the Seattle Seahawks. Dallas defeated Seattle 24-22 and the Cowboys sealed the game on a Cole Beasley catch on an onside kick attempt by the Seahawks.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns made a 14-yard reception in the first-quarter and he had a gruesome leg injury. Hurns was carted off the field and game play was stopped for several minutes.
With Dallas trailing 6-3 in the second-quarter, Dak Prescott threw a 11-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup with 28 seconds remaining in the first-half. Gallup finished with two receptions for 18 yards receiving and a touchdown. Amari Cooper was the Cowboys leading receiver with seven receptions for 106 yards receiving.
Tyler Lockett returned a kick off 52 yards to the Dallas 49-yard line to set them up in good field position with 16 seconds remaining in the first-half. Sebastian Janikowski missed a 58-yard field goal before halftime and he pulled his hamstring in the process and Janikowski did not return.
With Seattle trailing 10-6 in the third-quarter, Russell Wilson scored on a 4-yard touchdown run (Mike Davis 2-point conversion).
Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on the Dallas Cowboys next drive. He finished with 137 yards rushing on 26 carries and a score. Elliott also caught four receptions for 32 yards receiving.
With Dallas leading 17-14 in the fourth, Dak Prescott was picked off in the end zone by K.J. Wright. Wright got away with pass interference on the play.
Later in the fourth on another Dallas Cowboys drive, the Seattle Seahawks had them stopped twice on third down, but two pass interference calls allowed the drive to be extended. Because of it, it set up a 1-yard touchdown run for Dak Prescott with 2:14 remaining in regulation. He completed 22-of-33 passes for 226 yards one touchdown and one interception. Prescott also rushed for 29 yards on six carries and a score.
With 1:22 remaining in regulation, Russell Wilson threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to J.D. McKissic on a fourth-down play (Chris Carson 2-point conversion). Wilson completed 18-of-27 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown. He rushed for 14 yards on three carries and a score.
McKissic caught two passes for 13 yards receiving and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett was the Seahawks leading receiver with four receptions for 120 yards receiving. Rashaad Penny was Seattle’s leading rusher with 29 yards on four carries. The rest was history.
The (5) Seattle Seahawks (10-7) season concludes. The (4) Dallas Cowboys (11-6) will either play at the (2) Los Angeles Rams (13-3) next Saturday night or at the (1) New Orleans Saints (13-3) next Sunday evening.