Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Score, results, highlights from Week 16 game in Dallas

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Sporting News provided live updates throughout Seattle's 21-12 win over Dallas on Sunday.
Sporting News provided live updates throughout Seattle's 21-12 win over Dallas on Sunday.

The Seattle Seahawks did just enough to come away with a win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Dallas outgained Seattle 283-136 in the game. But the Seahawks forced three turnovers and Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns as Seattle pulled out a 21-12 win at AT&T Stadium.

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Dallas fell to 8-7 and was officially eliminated from the playoffs with the loss, while the Seahawks moved to 9-6.

Russell Wilson registered just 93 passing yards but threw the two scores to lead Seattle to the win. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 97 yards on 24 carries in his return from a six-game suspension.

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Sporting News provided live updates throughout Sunday’s game. Here’s how the Seahawks came away with a road victory (all times Eastern).

Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Score, results, highlights

Final score: Seahawks 21, Cowboys 12

7:19 p.m.: The Cowboys advance to the Seattle 30 with 1:05 to play. Dallas attempts a 48-yard field goal but Dan Bailey misses wide right again. Seattle will take over and run out the clock.

7:10 p.m.: The Seahawks run it three times and punt. The Cowboys get the ball back at their 39 with 2:41 to play and no timeouts.

7:06 p.m.: Seattle moves the chains and it will have a fresh set of downs at its 35 with 3:47 to play.

6:56 p.m.: Dallas drives all the way to the Seattle 2 but comes away with no points. The Cowboys are backed up by a holding penalty and a sack before Dan Bailey misses a 34-yard field goal attempt. The Cowboys still trail 21-12 with 5:39 to play.

6:45 p.m.: Touchdown, Seahawks. Seattle strings together a 13-play, 79-yard drive that eats up 6:25 of game time and scores when Wilson lofts a pass to Doug Baldwin in the back corner of the end zone. The Seahawks now have a 21-12 lead with 11:59 to play.

End of third quarter: Seahawks 14, Cowboys 12

6:31 p.m.: Turnover, Cowboys. A Prescott pass bounces off the hands of Dez Bryant and is picked off by Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright. Seattle will start its drive at its 21 with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter.

6:24 p.m.: Seattle goes three-and-out again and it punts. The Cowboys will take over at their 31.

6:18 p.m.: Field goal, Cowboys. Dallas picks up 43 yards on a defensive pass interference penalty before Prescott is sacked twice in three plays. Dan Bailey hits a 39-yard field goal to cut the Cowboys deficit to 14-12 with 8:38 to play in the quarter.

6:11 p.m.: Touchdown, Seahawks. Prescott overthrows Elliott and his pass is picked off by Seattle cornerback Justin Coleman, who returns it 30 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks now lead 14-9 with 11:19 remaining in the third quarter.

6:06 p.m.: Seattle goes three-and-out on its first drive of the half. It punts and the Cowboys will start their possession at their 26.

6:02 p.m.: We’re back for the second half in Dallas. The Seahawks will start the period’s opening possession at their 25.

Halftime: Cowboys 9, Seahawks 7

5:50 p.m.: Dallas outgains Seattle 179-44 in the first half but only leads by two. Ezekiel Elliott tallies 73 yards on 15 carries in the half.

5:47 p.m.: Field goal, Cowboys. Prescott completes a 17-yard pass to Terrance Williams before Dan Bailey kicks a 51-yard field goal to give Dallas a 9-7 lead just before halftime.

5:44 p.m.: Prescott escapes pressure and scrambles for 13-yards moving Dallas into Seahawks territory with 38 seconds to play in the half.

5:37 p.m.: Touchdown, Seahawks. Wilson runs for 14-yards to move Seattle into the red zone and it advances all the way to the Cowboys 1 on a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone. Wilson finds Jimmy Graham for a 5-yard touchdown two plays later as the Seahawks take a 7-6 lead.

5:29 p.m.: Turnover, Cowboys. Prescott completes an 8-yard pass to Dez Bryant on first down but Seahawks defensive back Byron Maxwell knocks the ball loose and Seattle recovers. It’ll take over at the Dallas 43 with 4:10 remaining in the half.

5:25 p.m.: Wilson is sacked on third down again, this time for a loss of 22-yards, forcing another Seahawks punt.

5:19 p.m.: Field goal, Cowboys. Dallas moves to the Seattle 25 but gets backed up by a crackback penalty. Prescott completes a short pass on third down before Dan Bailey kicks a 51-yard field goal to increase Dallas’ advantage to 6-0 with 5:48 remaining in the half.

5:10 p.m.: The Cowboys sack Wilson for a 7-yard loss on third down and the Seahawks punt. Dallas will take over at its 37.

5:04 p.m.: Field goal, Cowboys. Prescott completes a short pass to Elliott and follows with an incompletion one play later. Dan Bailey enters and kicks a 34-yard field goal to give Dallas a 3-0 lead.

End of first quarter: Seahawks 0, Cowboys 0

5:01 p.m.: Dallas has moved into the red zone and will face a second-and-5 at the Seattle 18 when play resumes. Ezekiel Elliott has 51 yards on 11 carries so far.

4:48 p.m.: Russell Wilson overthrows Paul Richardson on third down and the Seahawks punt from their own end zone. Dallas will start its drive at its 42.

4:43 p.m.: The Cowboys move to midfield before Dak Prescott drops back to pass on third-and-6. He takes a big hit from Seattle’s Justin Coleman, his throw falls incomplete and Dallas punts. The Seahawks will take over deep in their own territory.

4:39 p.m.: Dallas offensive tackle Tyron Smith has left the game with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

4:34 p.m.: Seattle picks up a pair of first downs. But Russell Wilson is sacked and he throws an incomplete pass on third-and-14 and the Seahawks punt. Dallas will take over at its 7.

4:28 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliott registers a short run and Dak Prescott follows with two straight incompletions as the Cowboys go three-and-out on their first drive.

4:25 p.m.: We’re underway in Dallas. The Cowboys win the toss and elect to receive. They’ll start the game’s opening drive at their 25.

3:20 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliott warming up prior to his return.

3:10 p.m.: The Seahawks and Cowboys have both announced their inactives.

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