Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was fined $21,000 for a hit he put on Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee Sunday. 

According to NFL.com, Tate was penalized for a blindside block occurring in the 4th quarter when the linebacker was in pursuit of Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson. Tate launched at Lee, striking him in the chin with his helmet.

The hit was illegal because Lee was considered a defenseless player and couldn't see the blow coming, NFL.com reported.

Following the Seahawks' 27-7 win over the Cowboys, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters he expected a fine to be levied for the hit.