- Forsett's Fumble
The Cowboys had already grabbed a 7-3 lead but instead of forcing another punt on Seattle's third-and-three, the defense caused a turnover. For the second straight week, Terence Newman's big hit forces a fumble, this time Orlando Scandrick scooping it up for a 15-yard return to the Seattle 30. That play set up a Marion Barber touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 14-3 lead. Last week against Atlanta, Newman blasted Falcons WR Roddy White, forcing a fumble near the sideline, however, both Newman and Scandrick tried to recover it, but knocked the ball out of bounds, keeping Atlanta in possession.
- Forsett's Fumble
- More Interference On Austin
For the second time in the half, Miles Austin was held enough to draw a pass interference call on Seattle's Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant. While the first play near the goal line was a good call, this one was a little more questionable. Austin ran over Trufant while running a deep route, giving the Cowboys a first down on a third-and-nine play. That extended a drive the Cowboys eventually finished with a touchdown pass to Roy Williams. That penalty changed the game from a possible 14-10 halftime score to 21-10.
- Hamlin's Break-Up
Been a while since we've included Ken Hamlin for a big play, and while it wasn't anything spectacular, he did deflect a pass intended for Nate Burleson in the third quarter to prevent a first down. The Cowboys led 21-10, but the Seahawks were driving near midfield. Hamlin's break-up, followed by an illegal substitution, set up third-and-14, and the Seahawks managed just six yards and had to punt. In a blowout like this, plays like that prevented Seattle from ever getting close in the second half.
- Screen To Marty-B
Once again, nothing too outlandish here, but the Cowboys had just fumbled a reverse to Crayton and had a second-and-21 from their 40. To get a few yards back, the Cowboys called for a screen to Martellus Bennett, who shook two defenders for a 13-yard gain. Had they come away with nothing there, then the Cowboys likely wouldn't have tried a play on third down to move the chains. But with now a manageable third-and-eight, Romo hit Witten for nine yards and the Cowboys eventually scored a game-clinching touchdown on that drive.
- Linebacker Three-And-Out
This is a series of plays for the Seahawks, who trailed 28-10 late in the third quarter. Anthony Spencer swatted away a first-down pass, and then Keith Brooking and Bradie James combined for a stop on a four-yard run by Julius Jones. On third down, James stopped Deon Branch after just five-yard completion, forcing another punt. This time, Crayton turned the punt around 82 yards for a touchdown to seal the game, if it wasn't already clinched.