Quarter notes: First

In a nutshell: Seahawks 10-0, as the special teams set up or scored all 10 points.

Players of the quarter: The Seahawks’ special teams. From Michael Robinson (force) and Earl Thomas (recovery) combining to give the Seahawks the ball on the opening kickoff and Steven Hauschka kicking a 21-yard field goal; to Malcolm Smith blocking a punt that Jeron Johnson returned for a TD; to Byron Maxwell catching Jon Ryan’s Aussie-drop punt at the Dallas 5-yard line. What a way to open the home opener.

Play of the quarter: After the special teams setup a field goal with a fumble recovery on the opening kickoff, they scored a touchdown on the Cowboys’ ensuing series when Smith blocked Chris Jones’ punt and Johnson picked up the ball on a hop and scored on a 3-yard return.

Number of the quarter: 4, as in the number of consecutive third-down situations the Cowboys converted to end the quarter – including third-and-13 and third-and-9.


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