Earl Thomas encourages Cowboys to 'come get him'


The Cowboys are out. Cowboys' quarterback Dak Prescott had a hard time checking the ball down to his running back, soaring the ball over his head and into the arms of Seahawks' Justin Coleman, who ran it back for a touchdown.

"I don't want to get too deep into it, but it's a business, and we have great young guys coming in", he said.

Seattle collected more penalty yards (142) than total yards on offense.

Adversity, indeed. In addition to not having Sherman for half the season, the Seahawks have also been without strong safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril.

Put this on Dak Prescott, who threw two costly interceptions, including a pick-6 that gave Seattle a 14-9 lead in the third quarter.

For the Seahawks to get in, they need to win at home against the Arizona Cardinals, and the Falcons need to lose to the Carolina Panthers.

The first was the fumble by Dez Bryant that led to a Russell Wilson touchdown pass near the end of the first half. "It's another mountain that you have to climb". The last time the Eagles played Dallas, Alfred Morris was the leading rusher for Dallas with 91 yards, but the running game of the Cowboys was not much of a concern. But just as the Green Bay Packers lost in quarterback Aaron Rodgers's return from a broken collarbone, the Cowboys lost in Elliott's return. They allowed Rams running back Todd Gurley to run for 152 yards and score four touchdowns, one week after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette to run for 101 yards during their 30-24 loss to the Jaguars.

"It's frustrating", Prescott said. "We already know that's not OK".

And once again Sunday, the Seahawks did just that with a 21-12 victory over the host Dallas Cowboys that was as gritty as any they have had in years and also kept their playoff hopes alive.

Henderson noted that after the game, Thomas told Garrett, "If ya'll got a chance to come get me, come get me", according to video footage from the Dallas Morning News and NFL Network.

Asked whether he has gotten any indication that the Seahawks might not want him around much longer, Thomas said with a laugh, "I don't know". Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in the view of some fellow owners, took out his anger on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league with what amounted to a temper tantrum in his failed bid to block Goodell's five-year contract extension.

They were right, and now Dallas has matched the three-game winning streak from before Elliott finally started serving his suspension after weeks of legal battles.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, however, that Thomas' post-game conversation was misconstrued. If management can dictate your moves and your money isn't guaranteed, then who are we to judge when a player express interest in his options. In addition to the mainstays who have been out, Bobby Wagner is still nursing a strained hamstring, K.J. Wright suffered a concussion - but both are expected to play on Sunday.

Wagner noted that because of all the injuries, what's been an experienced, veteran defence is now full of new faces that have never played together.