As pretty as Russell Wilson's final stat line looked Sunday – 315 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, no interceptions – Aldon Smith and the Cowboys' defensive front didn't make it easy for him.

Wilson was hit eight times and sacked four times, mostly by Smith. The veteran defensive end, back from nearly a five-year absence that included an NFL suspension, posted one of his best games since entering the league in 2011 as a first-round draft pick by San Francisco.

Smith had four hits on Wilson and three sacks in Sunday's 38-31 loss, his highest sack total since Nov. 19, 2012 when he had 5.5 against Chicago on his way to a career-best 19.5 that season.