The Dallas Cowboys’ Are Officially Super Bowl Contenders

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Oct 12, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of a 26-20 Dallas victory at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This game was offensively beautiful and a defensive masterpiece. The final score isn’t truly indicative of what happened on that field in the Pacific Northwest. The Cowboys’ special teams proved to be our only true weakness allowing 14 points while an arid snap from center Travis Frederick led to another three on the board for Seattle.

Yes, that’s 17 points off of turnovers. The Seahawks would end with 23 points total. Now I’m no Stephen Hawking, but, I’m pretty sure that means if you eliminate the turnovers, they finished with six points. This was with us missing linebacker Bruce Carter to help the heart of the defense (linebacker Rolando McClain) out. Seriously, it happened.

"“I’m a believer. How could you not be now? I know many fans were pretty confident the Cowboys could win this game. And I even thought they could, just didn’t think they would,” said Nick Eatman of He went on to gush saying “What I didn’t expect was the Cowboys having the best defense on the field. Huge win for the Cowboys.”"

So here’s the real takeaway (pun intended), the Cowboys have now rattled off five straight wins and three of those have involved egregious errors that had to be overcome. They went into Seattle as disgustingly large underdogs and sans turnovers proceeded to beat the brakes off of the defending champions. Let the fandom rejoice in our spoils.

Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson came into this game on fire. We threw dirt on it. He finished with 126 yards passing, zero touchdowns, and most importantly on 12 yards rushing. The entire game he looked like Bambi staring into the headlights of a F-350 going 97 mph. Tried as he might, he couldn’t escape the pressure and it showed.

The perennial pro bowl running back for the Seahawks in Marshawn Lynch saw himself hobble to only 61 yards. Of that 32 yards was accounted for with a long run. Without that run, he averaged 2.9 yards on 9 carries. Rough math. Still proves the point that our defense is tap dancing around elite status.