The Cowboys pushed their lead to 38-10 by driving 41 yards in seven plays to a 40-yard Nick Folk field goal. The drive started with Tony Romo passing 17 yards to Patrick Crayton. It also included a 15-yard run by Marion Barber. It stalled when Romo threw incomplete to Roy Williams on third down.
After the Seahawks’ ensuing possession stalled, the defense set the proverbial table for the offense. Middle linebacker David Hawthorne got to Romo for a fumble-forcing sack and nose tackle Colin Cole recovered the ball at the Cowboys’ 7. Two plays later, Matt Hasselbeck passed 4 yards to fullback Justin Griffith for the TD.
The Seahawks threatened again, driving from their own 8 to the Cowboys’ 31. But Nate Burleson fumbled after taking a first-down pass from Hasselbeck and linebacker Victor Butler recovered at the Dallas 17.