Seahawks VS Cowboys Prediction
- Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (DAL -5)
If you havent heard by now, Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot is returning after serving a 6 game suspension. And expectations are very high. Late last week, former hall of fame running back Erik Dickerson went on Fox Sports 1 show Undisputed to say Elliot bet him he would have over 200 rushing yards. You can watch the clip on youtube here. It could happen, 200 is a lot but after Todd Gurley ran for over 150 yards and 4 TD's in Seattle last week, the bet looks promising for Elliot. and with Elliot coming back, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott will probably improve a lot.
The Cowboys open up as 5 point favorites at home against a Seattle team who just got steam rolled against the Rams 42-7 in Seattle. I dont think the same will happen this week, but Seattle will have hill to climb against a Cowboys team who is at full health in a game in Dallas. Seattle gave up about 250 Rushing yards last week to the Rams and struggled against their QB which finished with a passer rating of 93.4 for QB Jared Goff.
Not only did Seattle's defense play terrible, the offense played bad as well. Russel Wilson was sacked 7 times and had a QBR of 7.4.. thats not a typo, 7.4 quarterback rating. Granted, The Cowboys defense isn't as good as the Rams but the Seahawks offensive line has allowed the 22nd most sacks allowed this year (1.5 a game) and will be going against a good Dallas pass rush which has Demarcus Lawrence who is ranked 3rd in sacks this season. A reason why the Seahawks allow so many sacks is because they don't have a good balance on offense with the Run game. QB Russel Wilson is the teams leading rusher. Without Wilson, the team would average just over 64 yards of rushing per game which would be DEAD LAST. The only thing the Seahawks have going for them against Dallas is the pass game. The Cowboys secondary is young and pretty bad. If the Seahawks offensive line can keep Wilson protected, the Seahawks might have a chance.
Both teams are fighting for a playoff spot. Lose your out. This Seattle team is the worst we have seen in years. Russel Wilson continues to carry this team and outside of him there really isn't anyone else good on this team that's at-least healthy. Yeah you can say the defense has played pretty good this year and still has some good to great players, but without their key pro bowlers Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor. They are just average, maybe worse after the show they put on against the Rams. Dallas gets the win here, keeping their playoff hopes alive while knocking Seattle out.
- Prediction: Cowboys 30 - Seahawks 17