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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Seahawks Lose to Cowboys 10-18



From Mike Kahn at Seahawks.com:

The land of what was, what should have been, and what will be on the heels of last week’s impressive win at New Orleans.
Or, as Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren summarized Monday night’s 18-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys- “I would start off saying that as clean as we were against New Orleans, we were that that sloppy against Dallas tonight. While we did some good things with our first group in the first quarter, we were careless. The things that bothered me the most were that we had way too many penalties.”

Twelve penalties are not indicative of the Seahawks in general. And if you consider how quarterback Matt Hasselbeck led them right down the field to take a 7-3 lead and didn’t play beyond the first three minutes of the second quarter, this was hardly a game to draw huge concern. After all, he was 12-of-15 for 135 yards and a touchdown, plus the new starting defensive tackle duo of Marcus Tubbs and Chuck Darby had four tackles apiece and collaborated for a sack. They now have allowed just one first down in two games when they are in the game.

“We’re just getting better,” Darby said. “Tubbs clears everybody out with his strength and quickness and I just clean everything up after him. He makes it easy for me.”

Tight end Jerramy Stevens led the receivers with four catches, while D.J. Hackett caught a touchdown pass to lead four other receivers with three catches apiece. But it was a much tougher time for second-team quarterback Seneca Wallace, who was 8-of-20 for 69 yards under heavy pressure behind the second team offensive line and suffering a handful of drops from his receivers.

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