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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

Tough loss on Sunday. Here's what's being said about the game.

Seahawks Vs. Cowboys: Seahawks Fall 23-13 in Big D - SB Nation Seattle
Seahawks lose. Complete coverage over at SBN Seattle.

Cowboys Win In Spite Of Errors, Take Down Seattle 23-13 - Blogging The Boys - Despite a first half filled with concentration errors and penalties, the Dallas Cowboys gathered themselves enough to defeat the overmatched Seattle Seahawks, 23-13. When one looks at the stats from the game, it will appear that the Cowboys righted their ship this Sunday, but a closer evaluation will reveal several areas that the team still needs to solidify.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Seahawks fall to 2-6, yet still 2nd place in NFC West Dystopia.
I think its remarkable how predictable and short sighted sports writers can be sometimes.  One talking point that is quickly gaining traction is that Pete Carroll doesn't look like he's having fun anymore, or that he's just a college coach.  And to be sure, the Seahawks played well below their capabilities today, and losing stings, especially for emotional types like Carroll.

Seattle's Jackson 'very sick about' performance - Seahawks News -
Coming off the best passing day of his career, Tarvaris Jackson was looking to be even better against the Dallas Cowboys. His evaluation: "I feel very sick about how I played today."

Jackson's ill-timed implosion - Blog - - It wasn't the most lopsided loss of the year for the Seahawks, but it was the one that will convince many fans that Tarvaris Jackson is the biggest problem. I understand why.

Romo's 2 TD Passes Lift Cowboys by Seahawks 23-13 - ABC News - Tony Romo wasn't at his best, and neither was the Dallas defense. They were still more than the Seattle Seahawks could handle.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Taylor-Made Offense - After a blowout loss to Wisconsin a month ago, the boo-birds were circling above Taylor Martinez. He had just thrown three ugly interceptions in a 48-17 loss at Wisconsin that opened Nebraska’s Big 10 Conference tenure, and it looked once again as though Martinez’ stat-padding non-conference performance was a mirage that evaporated when the conference slate arrived. Martinez is not a throwing quarterback, and when competent defenses dare him to throw, he has a history of failing to meet the challenge

Seahawks fall to 2-6 after 23-13 loss to Dallas | Seahawks Insider - Well, that wraps up another Seahawks loss – this one 23-13 to the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys 23, Seahawks 13: Postgame thoughts | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - - Tarvaris Jackson played his worst game as a Seahawk. The defense allowed its first 100-yard rusher of the season. And once the Cowboys pulled ahead 20-6 in the second half, no thought existed that Seattle was going to be able to pull this one out. A late touchdown made the final 23-13, though it really didn’t even feel that close.

Wrap-up: Cowboys 23, Seahawks 13 - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' road defeat to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9:

Landry Jones & Ryan Tannehill not first round QB’s " Seahawks Draft Blog - This was an opportunity for two big name quarterbacks to impress. Neither did.

Advanced NFL Stats Win Probability - Seahawks @ Cowboys.

Seahawks | Seahawks fall apart in the second half, lose 23-13 to Cowboys | Seattle Times Newspaper - The Seahawks entered Sunday's game as double-digit underdogs, and they managed to keep it close. For a half.

The Brewery | Instant replay: A brief sketch of the Seahawks' loss to the Cowboys | Seattle Times Newspaper - Why the Cowboys won: Dallas (4-4) gained 442 yards against a good Seahawks defense and controlled the entire game. The Cowboys had red-zone issues in the first half, including a Dez Bryant fumble at the 1-yard line. But they scored two touchdowns in the second half and broke open a game that was tied at 6 at halftime. Romo threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns. DeMarco Murray punished the Seahawks' normally-strong run defense, gaining 139 yards.