Seahawks pick Smith starter after preseason loss to Cowboys

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

By SCHUYLER DIXON

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Geno Smith is the choice as the first replacement for Russell Wilson at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. The announcement from coach Pete Carroll comes after Drew Lock threw three interceptions in a 27-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the final preseason game.

Carroll says Smith earned the job through consistency, but praised Lock’s playmaking and says the former Denver starter will have to stay ready to take over.

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The Seahawks never trailed until the Cowboys went ahead on a connection between a pair of long shots for the roster. Ben DiNucci found tight end Peyton Hendershot on a 14-yard TD with 4:07 remaining.