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First Half Notes: Seahawks at Cowboys

First half notes from the Seahawks' Week 16 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

After two quarters against Dallas, the Seattle Seahawks trail the Cowboys 9-7 inside AT&T stadium. Here are a few notes from the first half:

  • In his first game back from injury, DeShawn Shead has only played a role for the team thus far on special teams. As the game progresses it's possible he may get some snaps on defense.
  • After struggling to get much going the previous two games, the Seahawks' pass-rush has made a few plays, recording three quarterback hits on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott.
  • Byron Maxwell has had a really good game so far. In addition to a big pass-breakup he made on a third-down play, the veteran cornerback stripped Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for a fumble that the Seahawks turned into a touchdown.
  • Jimmy Graham recorded that touchdown, which was his 10th of the season. It's the most touchdowns he's scored in a season since 2014.

Graham's touchdown catch also gave him 167 catches as a member of the Seahawks. He is now the team's franchise-leader in receptions by a tight end.

Cornerback Jeremy Lane and linebacker Paul Dawson have each made a couple standout plays on special teams.

Earl Thomas leads the team with eight tackles and the Seattle defense has done well holding Dallas drives to field goals. Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has accounted for all nine of his team's points, connecting from 34, 51, and 51 yards out.

Fan photos from the Seahawks' Christmas Eve road game in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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