Even though the Seahawks only own two wins against the 3-8 San Francisco 49ers and the 2-9 St. Louis Rams, their three-point home loss to the Redskins this past Sunday had to raise some eyebrows in the Cowboys' locker room. Seattle was tied with Washington late in the fourth quarter and even had a chance to engineer a game-winning drive, but a Matt Hasselbeck interception ruined a comeback opportunity. The Seahawks ran for 139 yards and held Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell to just 206 passing yards in the 20-17 defeat. Despite its efforts, Seattle has still dropped its last four games and will head into Texas Stadium with only one road win this season.
While a lot of the Seahawks passing woes stem from starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's back injury, the team has still struggled to put the ball in the air even with his return. In the two games Hasselbeck has been back in the starting lineup, he's thrown for only 273 yards. To make matters worse, the three-time Pro Bowler has even thrown five interceptions, fumbled the ball once and has been sacked four times in those two games. Seattle ranks second-to-last in the NFL in passing yards per game, averaging an abysmal 140.4 yards, and in the six games Hasselbeck has started this season, he has failed to throw for more than 190 yards.
Seahawks running back Julius Jones is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2004 ... Cowboys Pro Bowl safety Ken Hamlin recorded eight interceptions and four sacks in Seattle from 2003-06 ... One of the most underrated players in the NFL, Seahawks long-snapper Jeff Robinson consistently spiraled snaps to Cowboys punters from 2002-04 ... Seattle special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven coached the Cowboys special teams in 2003-06 ... Seahawks offensive line coach Mike Solari was on the Cowboys coaching staff way back in 1987-88 ... Cowboys offensive line coach Hudson Houck made his second career coaching stop in the pros with Seattle in 1992.
The combined record of the Cowboys' four opponents following the Seahawks is 30-13-1 . . . In the six years Fox Network has handed out the Galloping Gobbler award to the Thanksgiving Day MVP, three Cowboys (Emmitt Smith, Julius Jones and Tony Romo) have won it . . . The NFC West has a combined record of 14-30, yet the Cowboys are 1-2 in games against that division . . . A Cowboys win secures at least a .500 record for the 34th time in club history . . . Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams has blocked three kicks (two field goals and one extra point) in Thanksgiving Day games . . . Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens needs just 112 yards to pass Chris Carter for the sixth-most receiving yards in NFL history.