ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Drew Lock threw for a landing with three interceptions earlier than the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Seahawks 27-26 on Friday evening within the Cowboys ultimate preseason recreation.
A pair of lengthy photographs for the Dallas roster related for the profitable rating when Ben DiNucci discovered tight finish Peyton Hendershot on a 14-yard TD with 4:07 remaining.
Geno Smith, regularly famous because the chief within the competitors with Lock, performed one sequence, shifting the Seahawks (0-3) to the Dallas 19 earlier than a penalty and a 14-yard sack compelled them to accept Jason Myers’ 53-yard discipline purpose.
Lock noticed loads of taking part in time after lacking the second preseason recreation due to COVID-19. Coach Pete Carroll stated it might be a “make-up deal,” however Lock’s picks might have titled the selection much more towards Smith.
Israel Mukuamu intercepted Lock’s second cross earlier than the previous Denver starter threw a 35-yard TD to Penny Hart on the primary play of his second sequence following a fourth-down cease by the Seattle protection.
Dallas’ Nahshon Wright got here off his man on the skin and stepped in entrance of Hart on Lock’s second interception, organising Will Grier’s 1-yard scoring toss to Simi Fehoko to get the Cowboys (2-1) inside 13-10 late within the first half.
The third interception from Lock arrange one other Dallas TD when undrafted rookie security Markquese Bell corralled a tipped cross and rumbled to the Seattle 13 whereas star quarterback Dak Prescott stopped his TV interview to have fun. Brandon Smith made a toe-tapping catch in the long run zone for a 20-20 tie.
Lock led one other TD drive to start out the second half, however working again DeeJay Dallas was the main focus. The third-year again had 50 of his 75 yards dashing on the drive, capped by his 1-yard plunge for a 20-10 lead.
Taking part in into the fourth quarter, Lock completed 13 of 24 for 171 yards and a 51.2 passer score.
Not a lot appeared to alter within the competitors behind Prescott, who sat all the preseason for the second consecutive 12 months. This time it was by design after a shoulder damage saved him out a lot of the 2021 preseason. Nearly each different projected Dallas starter did not play this preseason both.
Incumbent Cooper Rush dealt with one sequence that resulted in a punt earlier than Grier performed the following 2 1/2 quarters, ending 12 of twenty-two for 88 yards with two scores and no interceptions.
REPLACING TYRON SMITH
The Cowboys have beenthat eight-time Professional Bowl left deal with Tyron Smith in all probability will probably be out till December with a torn hamstring that additionally resulted in a fracture in his left knee.
His more than likely alternative, rookie first-round choose Tyler Smith, did not play due to an ankle damage. Second-year man Josh Ball began and noticed loads of motion, however would not seem able to be the starter on Prescott’s blind facet.
After returning a kickoff and a punt return for touchdowns final weekend, Dallas receiver KaVontae Turpin did not see motion within the return recreation and acquired some work on offense. He had an 8-yard catch on two targets.
Seattle receiver Dee Eskridge returned from a hamstring damage and had an 18-yard punt return and an 8-yard catch on three targets. The Seahawks envision him because the No. 3 receiver, however he is had hassle staying wholesome.
Dallas CB Kelvin Joseph, whose roster spot could possibly be in jeopardy, left after the primary play and did not return. He was dominated out with a concussion.
Each groups open the season in prime time. The Cowboys have the primary Sunday evening recreation at house in opposition to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay on Sept. 11. The Seahawks are house in opposition to Denver within the first Monday evening recreation Sept. 12.