The Seattle Seahawks engaged in a gripping battle with the Dallas Cowboys, culminating in a high-scoring spectacle that concluded with a 41-35 defeat for the Seahawks at the iconic AT&T Stadium.
Key Player Injuries Impact Seahawks’ Performance
Throughout the four quarters, the Seahawks faced adversity as crucial players on both offense and defense succumbed to injuries. Notably, linebacker Jordyn Brooks sustained an ankle injury in the first half, prompting his replacement by Devin Bush, who seized the opportunity for extended playing time on the defensive end.
Seahawks’ head coach, Pete Carroll, refrained from providing detailed insights into Brooks’ injury post-game, stating succinctly, “Jordyn Brooks got an ankle.”
Running Back Charbonnet and Ankle Injury Update
In a further setback, running back Zach Charbonnet exited the game in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury. However, Carroll expressed optimism, indicating that early assessments suggested the injury was not severe.
“Zach banged his knee on the turf,” Carroll explained. “It doesn’t look like a knee injury, it looks like a bruised knee kind of thing, but both of those guys got where they couldn’t get back in the game.”
Charbonnet, starting for the second consecutive week in place of the sidelined Kenneth Walker III, showcased resilience by contributing 60 rushing yards on 19 carries. Additionally, he added 39 receiving yards on a screen pass, setting the stage for Seattle’s final touchdown.
Lucas Returns as Seahawks Navigate Offensive Line Challenges
Amidst the challenges, the Seahawks received a boost with the return of Abraham Lucas from the injured reserve. In his first appearance since the season opener, Lucas assumed the starting position at right tackle. Notably, Jason Peters also saw playing time in that role during the game.