Late heroics from Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and a Asdrubal Cabrera Jersey steady performance by their defense pushed the Cowboys past the Seahawks 24-22 on Saturday andmoved them into the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.

They will next face the Saints or the Rams, depending on the result of Sunday's Eagles vs. Bears wild-card contest.

Dallas and Seattle finished the regular season ranked second and fourth, respectively, in the NFC in fewest points allowed per game, and, unsurprisingly,the game was a defensive battle. The Cowboys defense held the Seahawks league-best rushing attack to just 73 yards on 24 carries.


The Cowboys' star offensive players all had solid performances.Prescott threw for 226 yards and had two total touchdowns, Elliott ran for 137 yards and Amari Cooper caught seven pa ses for 106 yards.

The first half was littered with field goals and didnt see a breakthrough into the end zone untilPrescotts touchdown pa s to Michael Gallup with 24 seconds remaining. Seattle didn't pick up a first down until more than five minutes into the second quarter.

Prescott came through with a pair of big runs in the fourth quarter, the second a touchdown that pushed the Cowboys ahead by two po se sions and all but sealed the game.

The lo s ended the Seahawks' streak of wild-card weekendwins at six, dating to 2004.

Sporting News provided live updates from theCowboys' close victory on wild-card weekend.


Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Score, results,highlights

Seahawks: 22Cowboys: 24

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Final: Cowboys 24, Seahawks 22

11:25 p.m.:Michael Dickson's onside kick is far from ideal and Dallas is going to win this game.

11:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS.Wilson throws back-to-back touchdown pa ses to J.D. McKi sic and Seattle gets the two-point conversion on a run by Carson. 1:18 left and no timeouts for the Seahawks, this one isn't over just yet.Cowboys 24, Seahawks 22

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11: Jurickson Profar Jersey 20 p.m.:The first play on offense for the Seahawks is a 56-yard pa s from Wilson to Lockett. Seattle isn't going down without a fight.

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11:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS.Prescott keeps it up the middle for a touchdown and the Cowboys are up Ivan Rodriguez Jersey two po se sions with 2:08 left to play.Cowboys 24, Seahawks 14

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11:12 p.m.:On third-and-14, Prescott bursts threw the hole on a quarterback draw, picks up the first down and is tackled at the goal line.

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11:11 p.m.:Elliott was getting into a rhythm on the ground but a Noah Brown holding penalty pushes the Cowboys into a third-and-long.

11:05 p.m.: The Seahawksareshooting themselvesin the foot. They have committed defensive pa s interference penalties on consecutive third down attempts during the drive.

10:58 p.m.:Costlyholding and unnece sary roughne s penalties set the Seahawks back and they can't take advantage of the turnover.

10:54 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, SEAHAWKS.K.J. Wright makes a juggling interception near the end zone and that is a huge turnover by Prescott in the red zone.

KJ Wright performed a circus trick in Scott Heineman Jersey the middle of this interception.

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10:49 p.m.:A 27-yard completion from Prescott to Cooper on the first play off the punt return.

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10:48 p.m.:Tavon Austin looked like he was heading for paydirt on the punt return, but he stumbles and is forced out inside Seattle's 40-yard line, a 51-yard punt return.

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10:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS.Elliott sneaks into the end zone on second down and Dallas is back on top.Cowboys 17, Seahawks 14

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10:41p.m.:Dak Prescott appeared to have scored a rushing touchdown but is ruled down at the 1-yard line. Elliott is Kyle Bird Jersey taken down for a lo s of one yard on first down.

10:37 p.m.:Amari Cooper gets wide open and makes the catch for a gain of 34 yards to Seattle's 16-yard line.

End of third quarter: Seahawks 14, Cowboys 10

10:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS.Wilson runs for a touchdown and the Seahawks reclaim the lead. They go for the two-point conversion due to Janikowski's injury and Mike Davis pounds it in.Seahawks 14, Cowboys 10

TOUCHDOWN RUSS!Seahawks take the lead!!

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10:27 p.m.:More clutch play by the Seahawks offense as Wilson keeps it on a third-and-5 and picks up the first down inside the five.

10:25 p.m.:Unbelievable catch by Doug Baldwin nearthe sidelines on fourth-and-6 and Seattle movesinto the red zone.

Doug Baldwin with the RIDICULOUS toe drag.

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10:15 p.m.:Another empty po se sion by the Seahawks but a perfect punt by Michael Dickson is downed at the Shin-Soo Choo Jersey 2-yard line.

Michael Dickson's field goals looked nasty, but his punt game is still working just fine.

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10:07 p.m.:Seattle's defense with a stand of its own as it stops Elliott on third-and-1 to force a punt.

10:01 p.m.:After attemptingfield goals on its previous three drives, Seattle goes three-and-out to being the third quarter.

Halftime: Cowboys 10, Seahawks 6

9:45p.m.:Seattle uses its final two timeouts on short gains to set up a field goal attempt by Janikowski, who mi ses from 57 yards. He grabs his hamstring in pain after the kick, something that could loom large for the remainder of this game.

9:41 p.m.:Tyler Lockett takes the kickoff 52 yards and right near midfield and the Seahawks will try for more points with 16 seconds left in the half.

9:39 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS.If at first you don't succeed, try again. After an incompletion on first down, the Cowboys run