Cowboys-Seahawks: America's Team on America's Day Equals Domination

Nick ColonSenior Analyst INovember 27, 2008

Thanksgiving can be characterized by three words: food, thanks, and domination. Well, at least this Thanksgiving can be characterized by those three words.

Nov. 27 was a day that many Cowboys fans will not soon forget, as Christmas arrived early with a 34-9 Texas-style carving of the Seattle Seahawks. Next up? A Dec. 7 date with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

There couldn't be a more convincing way, however, to show that Dallas will be ready for that matchup in Pittsburgh.

Led by a potent passing attack spearheaded by Tony Romo, the 'Boys dismantled the Seahawks' secondary to the tune of over 300+ yards. Jason Witten was Romo's right-hand man, securing nine receptions for 115 yards, and one touchdown. Not far behind him was T.O., grabbing five catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of the game for the Cowboys wasn't on the offensive side of the ball, rather their staunch defense allowing only nine points to a Seattle team that made it's way into Dallas territory five times during the game.

An even bigger attribute to the Dallas defense was the way their starting defensive line managed to penetrate the porous offensive line from the Seahawks, garnering seven sacks in today's game; DeMarcus Ware happened to snatch three of the seven, before leaving the game to a sprained knee.

Also leaving the game prematurely was Dallas running back Marion Barber, who left with an undisclosed foot injury minutes prior to Ware's injury. The Cowboys hope to have both back for their pivotal game in Pittsburgh.

The Seahawks on the other hand, are heading in the exact opposite direction. With Mike Holmgren surrendering the team to the not-so-capable Jim Mora Jr. at season's end, and a team plagued by injuries and letdowns, the franchise may need to invest in the NFL Draft if they plan on making the Washington-based team any good in the near future.

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