Seahawks at Cowboys: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s 13-12 win

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Nov 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden (20) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) and defensive end Cliff Avril (56) and outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The run defense is an issue, right?

Seattle’s defensive personnel is built to run the passer and cover receivers. They depend on just a few players to create enough of a run defense to force teams to throw it.

Against a team with a dominant offensive line like Dallas, it doesn’t work. Dallas was able to grind out yards on first and second down all game. The Cowboys were consistently finding themselves in manageable third and short situations.

The defense found ways to stop drives and keep Dallas out of the end zone. That’s a good sign, but Dallas was able to control the clock and keep their defenders fresh.

That might be how it looked. That might be what the narrative is. That isn’t what actually happened.

Darren McFadden rushed for just 64 yards on 20 carries. Dallas has some success running the ball, but overall the Seahawks were able to keep that running game in check.

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