Undoubtedly one of the best games this week will go down during a busy second wave of NFL action on Sunday as the Cowboys take on Seattle in a key-NFC showdown.
Both teams have post-season, and eventually Super Bowl aspirations this year, and though we have seen that quality of play from Russell Wilson and the Seahawks this year, Dallas enters as a bit more of a mixed-bag.
Had it not been for an improbable comeback at home last week vs. Atlanta, the tune surrounding ‘America’s Team’ would definitely be a lot more hostile as they prepared for a tough Week 3 opponent. But Dallas recovered in the second half last week, staging a huge victory for their playoff hopes and team morale. Can that continue against a red-hot Seattle offense?
It will be interesting as the Seahawks looked excellent last time out on Sunday Night Football against the Patriots. They continually carved their defense, and even Bill Belechick didn’t seem to have a consistent answer to stop Russell Wilson. Seattle has been adamant about giving their MVP-calibre quarterback all of the opportunities needed to thrive, and through two games – he’s done just that.
Expect an exciting contest, and this could undoubtedly be one of the games of the year. The talent at skill positions on both sides is excellent, and that helps to explain the lofty total in this clash. For more information, as well as a winning wager to help you enter Sunday night on a high – continue reading on beneath the posted odds. It’s the Seahawks vs. Cowboys in a potential playoff preview, and for all your big game betting action – we’ve got all angles covered right here at The Sports Geek. Happy reading!
Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds:
Dallas Cowboys +4.5 (-110)
@ Seattle Seahawks -4.5 (-110)
Over 57 (-110)
Under 57 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick:
While it seems like football fans everywhere, and especially Dallas ones are currently quite high on Dak Prescott following last week’s wild comeback – let’s put things back into perspective.
The Falcons have an anaemic defense, and boast a terrible secondary. Kudos to Prescott for taking full advantage, but this week should be very different when he drops back to pass. Seattle has been much better with Jamal Adams defending against the pass, and without La’el Collins and Tyron Smith – Prescott likely won’t get the protection he needs to move the ball consistently.
As a result, look for Dallas to really need to rely on Ezekiel Elliott to keep the defense honest. That said, Seattle has been stellar against the run this year. They have a ferocious front seven, and should be able to minimize Zeke’s effectiveness when running. Despite the high total in this game, getting points may prove to be tougher than expected for the talented Cowboys.
They boast virtually no pass rush aside from DeMarcus Lawrence, who is often isolated in his attempts to provide pressure. Downfield, Wilson is blessed with a prolific pairing at receiver in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. That duo has dominated early season matchups, and don’t expect the Cowboys’ cornerbacks to be able to keep up.
This is a depleted Cowboys’ team that has proven that they can’t consistently get stops. Seattle should be able to throw and run all over a weakened defense, while Dalas will likely face more barriers than expected. While Dallas has the talent to compete in the NFC, their current injuries are very problematic for this matchup. Roll with Russ and the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.