Seahawks' Geno Smith, DK Metcalf Score 73-Yard TD Against Cowboys

Metcalf Shines with Historic Speed and Touchdown Record.

by Nouman Rasool
Seahawks' Geno Smith, DK Metcalf Score 73-Yard TD Against Cowboys
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In a thrilling Thursday night showdown, the Seattle Seahawks, led by quarterback Geno Smith, revitalized their offense against the Dallas Cowboys. Coming into the game, the Seahawks had been struggling offensively, managing just three touchdowns in their last four games.

However, they swiftly turned the tide in this high-stakes encounter. The game's momentum shifted early on, during the Seahawks' first drive. Confronted with a third-and-9 situation, following a false start penalty on center Evan Brown, Smith executed a masterful play.

He connected with receiver DK Metcalf on a post route, delivering a precise throw that sailed over two defenders. Metcalf, showcasing his exceptional athleticism and speed, caught the ball in full stride and completed a stunning 73-yard touchdown run.

This impressive play not only broke the Seahawks' offensive dry spell but also marked the first time the Cowboys trailed at home this season. The Seahawks' early 7-3 lead, however, was short-lived as the Cowboys responded robustly.

Dak Prescott, the Cowboys' quarterback, threw a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb, edging them ahead 10-7.

Metcalf's Record Pace

The touchdown was a significant milestone for Metcalf, being his fourth of the season. Notably, NFL Next Gen Stats highlighted Metcalf's incredible pace during the play, where he reached a top speed of 22.23 mph.

This feat stands as the fastest speed by a ball carrier since Week 2 of the 2020 season. Additionally, Metcalf's achievement tied him with Steve Largent for the fourth-most receiving touchdowns of at least 50 yards in Seahawks history, as per ESPN Stats & Information.

The game's intensity only escalated from there. Despite the Cowboys extending their lead to 17-7, the Seahawks quickly narrowed the gap with a one-yard touchdown by rookie running back Zach Charbonnet, making the score 17-14.

Then, Smith and Metcalf combined forces again for a one-yard touchdown pass just before the half ended, seizing a 21-20 lead. Emerging from halftime, the Seahawks continued their offensive onslaught. Smith spearheaded a 75-yard drive, culminating in his first rushing touchdown of the season, bringing the score to 28-20 in favor of the Seahawks.

This remarkable turnaround not only showcased the team's resilience but also highlighted the dynamic partnership between Smith and Metcalf, a duo proving to be a formidable force in the NFL.

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