SEATTLE -- On his sixth snap of the game, Tony Romo took a direct blow to his ribs and spent nearly a minute trying to get back to his feet.
Romo and his teammates rebounded from the terrible start, validating the strong start to the season with a resounding answer.
"I think our team now understands that we do a lot of things pretty well and I think we have the ability to kind of impose yourself on other teams," Romo said.
"Guys aren't going to back down," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. "We have the right kind of guys on this team."
"I think that showed the maturity of this team. We expected to win," Dallas tight end Jason Witten said. "We knew this was going to be a challenge and we stayed the course."
It looked very familiar to the way Seattle won last year on its way to the title. And now the Cowboys are 5-1 for the first time since 2007.
"They played really well and they did a lot of cool stuff for their football team in all phases, and we were not right, really, in any phase of our game today," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
Around every corner of the Dallas locker room compliments and accolades were being tossed about. Dallas owner Jerry Jones held court for nearly 45 minutes.
"This win is a coaching win. It's a Jason Garrett win," Jones said. "This called on everything you could ever ask a coach to come together with a team. He answered the bell today."
Murray joined Jim Brown (1958) as the only running backs in NFL history to start a season with six straight 100-yard rushing games. And Murray did it against the league's best run defense, which had not allowed a running back more than 38 yards in a game this season.
"If he throws it up, I'm trying to gain his trust, so I'm going to catch it regardless," Williams said.
Murray then broke free for 25 yards and a 6-yard run to the Seattle 15. He capped his record day by cutting back against the defense and rolling through Richard Sherman at the goal line.
Romo was 21 of 32 for 250 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. The second TD throw went to Witten, who became the second tight end in NFL history with 900 receptions.
The only reason Dallas needed the late scores was special teams mistakes that handed Seattle 14 points. Doug Baldwin blocked Jones' punt and Mike Morgan returned it 25 yards for a touchdown and a 10-0 lead. Dwayne Harris muffed a punt deep in his own territory in the third quarter and, two plays later, Wilson kept on a zone-read and sprinted 9 yards to pull Seattle even at 17.
After being lauded for his Monday night performance, Wilson was part of a miserable day for Seattle's offense. He finished 14 of 28 for 126 yards, 53 of those coming on one completion to Jermaine Kearse in the first quarter. Seattle was outgained 401-206 and had only nine first downs. Marshawn Lynch was used sparingly, finishing with only 10 carries for 61 yards and most of Percy Harvin's plays went backward. Harvin's three receptions equaled zero yards.
"We couldn't get into a rhythm and I don't know what it is," Baldwin said. "We had penalties. We just left so many plays out there on the field. It's just all over the board."
NOTES: Seattle CB Byron Maxwell left in the second quarter with what Carroll thinks is a high ankle sprain. ... Murray led Dallas with six receptions. ... Seattle had not allowed a running back more than 38 yards rushing in any of its first four games.
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