Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys Odds

Cowboys vs. Seahawks Game Preview

While neither team has looked good in their first two games, the pressure is more on the Seahawks, who are already two games back in the NFC West race.

Seattle Seahawks

For the second week in a row, the Seattle Seahawks allowed Russell Wilson to be sacked six times. The pressure on Wilson is causing him to complete less than 60% of his passes. If the Seahawks cannot fix their offensive line, Wilson could join David Carr and Randall Cunningham as the only quarterbacks sacked more than 70 times in a season.

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off one of their best defensive performances in recent memory after they beat the Giants 20-13 on Sunday night. The defence dialled up six sacks against the Giants. The Cowboys offence is a different story, as outside of 64-yard touchdown, Dallas managed only 234 yards of offence on 49 plays.

Game Snippet

Seattle has not lost a home in September since 2009 or the season before Pete Carroll was hired on as head coach. Of course, for many of those Septembers, the Seahawks had the best defence in the NFL. The Cowboys have a chance to end that streak on Sunday as their pass-rush should get to Russell Wilson early and often. 

Cowboys vs. Seahawks Betting Tips

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    Cowboys and Seahawks split last ten meetings

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    Cowboys won last game in Seattle 30-23 (as a 9.5-point underdog)

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    Seattle has not lost at home in September since 2009

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    Russell Wilson 3-1 all-time against the Cowboys

Cowboys vs. Seahawks Game Predictions

Moneyline Predictions

As great of a quarterback, Russell Wilson is, the terrible play of Seattle’s offensive line makes it hard to put much faith into the Seahawks. Wilson has done all he can to keep his team in games, but if he continues to take sacks at a near-record pace, the Seahawks will struggle throughout 2018.

If the Seahawks still had a great defence, it would be a different story. However, the Dallas Cowboys enter this game with a better defence through the first two weeks of the NFL season. The Cowboys have given up the third-fewest points in the NFL. The Cowboys also have given up the second-fewest passing yards per attempt, rank second in sacks and tenth in rushing yards per attempt.

Even if the Cowboys offence has not done much early in the season, there is always a chance running back Ezekiel Elliott goes off for a big game (which only increases Dallas’ chances of winning the game).

Pick: Dallas Cowboys (+100)

Over/Under Prediction

Neither teams’ offence has scored much early in the season, with the two teams combining to average only 34.5 points. That trend should not change too much on Sunday. Both sides need to get their running games going to extend drives. The Cowboys and Seahawks rank in the bottom five for plays run per game. The fewer plays you run, the fewer points you scores.

The only thing benefiting the over right now is the weather. However, if that changes, there is just another reason to bet on the under on Sunday afternoon.

Pick: Under 41.5 (-110)