NFL Showdown: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

In a game where both teams have to win to stay alive, the Seattle Seahawks are on the road at the Dallas Cowboys. Both the Cowboys and the Seahawks are 8-6 on the season, and trail the Atlanta Falcons by a game for the final wildcard spot. Atlanta beat both the Seahawks and Cowboys, so they own the tiebreaker in the situation.

The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a blowout loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams, and have lost back to back games. The Dallas Cowboys are winners of three straight games, as they came away with a Sunday Night Football win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 15. The Dallas Cowboys are -5 over the Seattle Seahawks in this game on Sunday.

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The Dallas Cowboys get their top threat on the offensive side of the football back in this game. After sitting out the last six games, Ezekiel Elliott will play in this game. Without Zeke, the Cowboys went 3-3, and won the last three games. The running back, despite missing those six games could get to 1,000 on the season with 217 yards in the final two games.

The Cowboys have this game, and then will take on the Carson Wentz-less Eagles on the road. Quarterback Dak Prescott is going to finish with over 3,000 passing yards, and has thrown 21 touchdowns. Dez Bryant is still the top target, but would need 229 yards receiving to reach 1,000 on the season. Dallas ranks 3rd in the league with more than 136 yards per game on the ground.

Seattle a Mess

The Seattle Seahawks are a mess. Not only are they getting smoked by opponents, and have a ton of injuries, but they have players fighting with each other. The Seahawks need a miracle to get back into the postseason. The Seahawks have allowed 72 points over their last two games, losses in Jacksonville and at home to the Rams. In fact, their last three losses, they have allowed a total of 106 points.

Russell Wilson IS the Seahawks offense. The Seattle offenses goes as Wilson is able to go. The quarterback has thrown for 3,669 yards and rushed for an additional 521. He has 30 passing touchdowns and another 3 rushing touchdowns. Russell Wilson has been part of all by 1 offensive touchdown for the Seahawks. Seattle is 20th in the league in rushing with just 103 yards per game.

Cowboys Eliminate Seattle

Look for both teams to play hard for awhile. The problem is – if one team gets big ahead of the other, there could be a situation of a team quitting. For example last week when the Rams beat up on the Seahawks. Look for Dallas to have a ton of energy with Zeke back. The Cowboys stay alive with a win, and send the Seahawks into Week 17 as their final game of the season. When you are betting this game, take the Dallas Cowboys -5 over the Seattle Seahawks.

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