Seattle's Russell Wilson finished with negative yards passing (minus-8) in the first quarter of the Seahawks' 24-22 loss at Dallas.
In the quarter-finals, the Cowboys are fighting next weekend against either the New Orleans Saints or the Los Angeles Rams in the first Playoff semi-final since 1995.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will take the headlines, but it's Jaylon Smith, Demarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch and the rest of the defense that deserves the bulk of the credit.
Brett Maher kicked a 39-yard field goal for Dallas and Sebastian Janikowski answered for Seattle from 27 and 42 yards, but hurt his left leg on a 57-yard miss to end the first half, forcing the Seahawks to chase touchdowns and two-point conversions in the second half. "They keep us in every game". "It's all about the way we fought". Punter Michael Dickson's drop kick was caught by Cole Beasley at the Dallas 31, sealing the first playoff win for the Cowboys since beating Detroit in the wild-card round in the 2014 season.
Prescott led a 67-yard drive to put the Cowboys in front.
Prescott had a chance to give the Cowboys a 10-point lead, but K.J. Wright made a juggling interception in the end zone.
Dallas reclaimed the lead 17-14 on Elliott's one-yard touchdown plunge with 12 minutes, 28 seconds remaining and Prescott scored on a one-yard run with 2:08 remaining for a 24-14 Cowboys edge.
Keke Coutee, Texans, caught 11 passes for 110 yards and a TD in a losing cause as Houston fell to Indianapolis, 21-7.
HOUSTON - A year ago at this time Andrew Luck was at home struggling with an injured shoulder that cost him the entire season.
The No. 6 seed Indianapolis Colts' 21-7 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday in the wild-card round of the 2018 National Football League playoffs booked them a trip to Kansas City next Saturday for a date with the top-seeded Chiefs.
The highest AFC seed remaining after the Wild Card round will play the New England Patriots on January 13th.