Speaking of the Cowboys, the NFC East champions eliminated the Seattle Seahawks by defeating Russell Wilson and company 24-22 on Saturday, meaning Los Angeles can officially eliminate one potential opponent for the Divisional Round.
The playoff win by the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott on their second try after losing a divisional game as rookies two years ago. Oh, and why were the Seahawks going for two? Then after that, Seattle scored on a 4th-and-4 play with 1:18 left. Seattle's front seven is capable of wrecking a game with their speed and tenacity, both things the Cowboys matched with their offensive line and tight ends in an incredibly physically game. You're emotionally ready to play, you're in the ball game, and that happens.
Carson had just 20 yards on 13 carries. On third and long, Randy Gregory forced Wilson to escape the pocket and gain just three yards - bringing up a Seahawks punt. That opened the door for Seattle, which took possession back at its own 40.More news: Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion - 1/4/2019 7:05:50 AM
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Lockett wasn't done making big plays, though.
I don't hate the play call to get Noah Brown running to the corner against a linebacker, but poor timing on top of a missed pass interference caused Dak's only turnover of the game. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, the Cowboys' 14 fourth-quarter points were enough to put the game out of reach, and the offseason now begins for Seattle.
Beasley soon returned, but was seen limping heavily on the ankle.
It was the eighth win in nine games for the Cowboys.