Sunday Afternoon – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
Another case of the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object. This time it’s the new age Cowboys’ triplets matched up with the Legion of Boom and it’s going down at Jerry World. We could very easily see these teams going toe to toe once again in just a few weeks when the postseason starts. How’s that for a little late-season motivation. Figure them out now so you’ve got an advantage if you meet again in the playoffs. If that’s not enough to fuel the fire between these two, then I don’t know what is.
Keys to the Game
Make Dak Prescott beat you. Who knows, maybe he will, but Seattle will be much better off taking their chances with the sophomore signal caller than they will trying to contain Zeke Elliott — even with their formidable front seven. Richard Sherman will blanket Dez Bryant all game long which will force Dak to try his luck with Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley while Earl Thomas patrols the Seattle secondary. Advantage: Seahawks. Forcing the Cowboys to throw the rock is almost certainly going to end well for Seattle.
This game will hinge on the effectiveness of the Dallas running game. If Zeke finds success early, the Cowboys will be in control and Seattle will be in trouble. If he doesn’t, Dallas is going to have to figure out how to remedy that in a hurry. Seattle will be more than happy to pin their ears back and come after Dak Prescott while the secondary sits back waiting for a misguided pass to pick off. If Dez Bryant can find a way to get open and make a big play or two down the field, it will work wonders opening up running lanes for Elliott to march his way to victory.