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Big Game from Geno Smith Not Enough for Seahawks Against Cowboys

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Geno Smith with Seahawks against Cowboys

With pressure on the Seahawks to perform on Thursday Night Football, Geno Smith did what he does best – step up when called upon. But unfortunately for Seattle, it wasn’t enough to get the win.

And he set the tone for the entire game early. Smith started his night by connecting with his top receiver for a 73-yard touchdown. Trailing 3-0 at the time, he threw a 20 plus-yard pass to D.K. Metcalf and then was able to enjoy the benefits of him taking the rest of the way to the house. The touchdown gave Seattle their first lead of the game.

Dallas would answer with a scoring drive of their own to reclaim the advantage, but Smith would find Metcalf later in the half for another big gain. A missed field goal would not allow Seattle to add more points on that drive.

Despite these highlights and an efficient opening half, the Cowboys initially appeared to be too much for the Seahawks to handle. However, don’t ever tell Smith he’s out of a game. The WVU legend led his team on a comeback that then became holding a lead throughout most of the second half.

Dallas would jump back out on top with under five minutes left in the game, putting the pressure on Smith and the Seattle offense.

But that was the one drive that Smith could not get going. The Cowboys would hold their lead and win 41-35.

The loss drops the Seahawks to 6-6 and in jeopardy of falling out of the playoff picture. Smith finished the game, completing 24 out of 41 passes for 334 yards. He threw all three of his passing touchdown passes to Metcalf and also scored one with his legs.

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU Sports Hall of Famer Geno Smith.

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