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Post-Snap Reads 12/1: Seahawks offense comes alive, defense rolls over in loss to Cowboys

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From the George W. Bush Expressway, you can still hear the whispers, “where are the WMD’s?”; and from every Seattle Seahawks fan, far and wide, “where is our D?”. Befuddled, frustrated, and restrained, we may have just witnessed one of the best games of the 2023 NFL season. Two teams, who’s fanbases with equal haste would leave their QB1s in the proverbial dust and be happy losing with two equally goofy back-ups. Some familiar schemes, familiar foes, some knuckle-headed plays by both the ‘Hawks and the ‘Boys. Another obstacle, the short week, to whom the offense the advantage nearly always falls. Yeah, we lost. But if you permit, I’ll say this: my brother, my nephew, and I were privileged enough to take in the game from the most southern of the standing room only sections of Jerry’s World. Watching DK’s Q1 TD’r was surreal, as was watching the defense look somewhat ineffectual at important moments. The loss was tough and avoidable, the shared human experience was unmatched and unyielding (yeehaw), and the Cowboy’s fans proved to be as moreish as a 32 OZ tub of Bubba’s banana pudding. Eso es vida. Thank you for being here.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks-Cowboys: As I Sea It - Seaside Joe
What happened on Thursday Night Football and what does it tell me about the Seahawks? 11/30/2023

The fourth quarter in Dallas exposed all of Seattle’s issues « Seahawks Draft Blog
Sometimes the end of a football game spells it out to you.

Seattle Seahawks Instant Reaction: What went wrong in Dallas? - Seattle Sports
The voices of Seattle Sports make sense of the Seattle Seahawks' disappointing 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

Good, Bad and Ugly: Seattle Seahawks sunk by flags, D in loss - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks had their best day on offense in weeks, but things turned south on defense in Dallas, in part because of penalties.

Cowboys keep offensive machine rolling in win over Seahawks - ESPN
In a back-and-forth contest in which Seattle's DK Metcalf went off, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys held on for the win.

Rapid Reaction - 2023 Week 13: Seahawks at Dallas - Seahawks.com
Note and takeaways from the Seahawks' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Seattle Seahawks Run Out of Gas vs. Dallas Cowboys on TNF, Drop Third Straight Game - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks are now on a three-game losing streak after Thursday Night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

NFL Week 13 Game Recap: Dallas Cowboys 41, Seattle Seahawks 35 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
The Seattle Seahawks fought valiantly and kept it tight throughout, but a late push from quarterback Dak Prescott secured a 41-35 win for the Dallas Cowboys, their 14th consecutive home victory.

NFC West News

How the 49ers can Defend Against the Eagles' "Brotherly Shove" Play - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
It is a play that essentially gives the Eagles an automatic first down on short-yardage situations, but there is a way the 49ers can defend against it.

49ers news: Nick Bosa says Chase Young can be an elite rusher in the NFL - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa describes how the 49ers can stop the Eagles’ ‘Tush Push’

Arizona Cardinals Release Zach Ertz Per Request - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals have released tight end Zach Ertz, according to J.J. Watt.

'Take Care of Your Business!' Coach Sean McVay Details Los Angeles Rams Path to Playoffs - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay detailed how his team can make the postseason this year.

Around The NFL

Al Michaels was fed up with all the flags during Cowboys-Seahawks game - Larry Brown Sports
Amazon announcer Al Michaels said what every fan was thinking Thursday during the Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks clash.

Raiders hoping for late-season push reminiscent of 2021 - ESPN
The Raiders went on a late run with an interim coach to grab a surprise playoff spot two years ago. Can they run it back in 2023?

NFL QB Betrayal Index: Justin Herbert is up there. Surprisingly, Jalen Hurts is too. - The Athletic
Two-thirds of the way through the NFL regular season, which QBs are most let down and most propped up by those around them?

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott bolsters MVP case with 3 TDs in thrilling win over Seahawks - The Athletic
Tight end Jake Ferguson scored the go-ahead touchdown with 4:37 to play in the fourth quarter.