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September 10, 2012

Garrett impressed by Russell Wilson's ability to both throw and 'flat-out make plays with his feet'

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said rookie Russell Wilson was impressive in his debut as the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

“It’s amazing he went in there and took that starting job,” Garrett said Monday at Valley Ranch. “That’s a h ard thing for a rookie to do in the NFL, and he did that. And has been impressive through the preseason, was impressive in the ballgame yesterday.”

Russell completed 18 of 34 passes for 153 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Seahawks’ 20-16 loss at Arizona. He also ran eight times for 20 yards.

“He certainly can throw the football – he throws it from the pocket, he throws it on the move – but he also just flat-out makes plays with his feet,” Garrett said. “He has a really good feel for playing. His eyes are always up. And just makes a lot of good, productive, positive plays for them.”

The Seahawks drafted the 5-11, 206 quarterback in the third round out of Wisconsin.

“We were really impressed by him coming out of school,” Garrett said. “Had a really, really productive college career. Has a really good feel for playing the game, playing the quarterback position.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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