NFL PREVIEW: DALLAS AT SEATTLE
September 12, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
DALLAS COWBOYS (1-0) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (0-1)
COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO has won 3 in row vs. Sea. & aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. In past 3, has completed 62 of 101 (61.4 pct.) for 866 yards with 8 TDs & 1 INT for 111.2 rating. Last week, was 22 of 29 (75.9 pct.) for 307 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 129.5 rating. Incl. playoffs, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), team is 35-8 (.814). RB DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 131 yards last week, his 4th career game with 130+ yards. Also had 139 rush yards vs. Sea. last year. Team is 4-0 when Murray rushes for 130+ yards…WR KEVIN OGLETREE had 8 catches for 114 yards & scored 1st 2 TDs last week. Entered avg. 8.3 catches & 98 yards per season in NFL career. Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 446 catches, most by NFL TE. WR DEZ BRYANT had 4 catches for 76 yards (19 avg.) in last game vs. Sea. WR MILES AUSTIN had 4 catches for 73 yards & TD (34 yards) last week…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 27.5 sacks in past 20. Since 2006, has 93.5 sacks, most in NFL. Reached 100 sacks (101.5) last week & is 1 of 5 active players with 100+. Has played fewest games (113) among those 5. DT JASON HATCHER had 1st career INT vs. Sea. last year… SEAHAWKS: Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON threw 1st career TD pass last week…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH rushed for 135 yards & TD in last meeting. Since Dal. game on 11/6/11, Lynch leads NFL with 1,026 rush yards. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON had 189 combined return yards (133 KR, 56 PR) last week. Leads NFC with 28.0-yard PR avg. & is 2nd in NFC with 44.3 KR avg. Had 83-yard KR & 52-yard PR...In 1/17/10 Div. playoff vs. Dal. (with Min.), WR SIDNEY RICE had 6 catches for 141 yards (23.5 avg.) & 3 TDs. His 3 rec. TDs tied for most ever in playoff game. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS led team with 5 catches & 43 yards in Sea. debut. In 11/26/09 game vs. Dal. (with Oak.), TE ZACH MILLER had 5 catches for 73 yards…Since 2011, club had 23 INTs, tied for 3rd in NFC & tied for 4th in NFL. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 12 sacks in past 16. CB RICHARD SHERMAN aims for INT in 3rd game in row. Has INT in 3 of past 4.