D.K. Metcalf just committed the worst touchback in NFL history

The Seattle Seahawks thought they had another Russell Wilson deep-ball touchdown, but then D.K. Metcalf made one of the dumber plays in history.

D.K. Metcalf should have a highlight-reel 63-yard touchdown catch to his name from this Sunday. Instead, he gave the blooper reel one for the ages.

With his Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys tied 9-9 at the end fo the first quarter, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson loaded up and went for broke on a go-route. Metcalf easily beat cornerback Trevon Diggs before hauling in the rainbow. However, Metcalf decided to jog to the end zone and Lewis didn’t quit, punching the ball out of Metcalf’s arms before he reached the goal line.

It’s one of the more perplexing touchbacks in NFL history. Sure, we’ve seen some awful ones. The immediate response would be Cowboys defensive tackle Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVII, although the gam was 52-17 at that point. We also saw DeSean Jackson do this against the Cowboys (sensing a theme yet?) on Monday Night Football during his days with the Philadelphia Eagles. Still, this is right up there.

Had Metcalf not committed the gaffe and simply ran into the end zone, it would have been Wilson’s 11th touchdown pass of the year.

Seattle is 2-0 and trying to win a key game over Dallas. Should the Seahawks find a way, they would gain a game on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West while either leading the division with the Arizona Cardinals or outright should Arizona lose to the Detroit Lions.