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Cowboys Wishlist: Wild Card Round Edition

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Cowboys Wishlist: Wild Card Round Edition
Sep 23, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) picks up a first down as he gets past Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks (56) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

What a time to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. will host a Playoff game tonight against the Seattle Seahawks as they try to make their tremendous comeback from a 3-5 start count. It won't be easy for Dallas. After all, they're hosting a Seahawks team that also turned its season around and managed to finish the year with 10 wins.

Without further ado, let's get to this week's edition of Cowboys Wishlist. Hopefully, it won't be the last one of the year.

Blake Jarwin, Giants

Wish #1: Attack the middle of the field

The Dallas Cowboys' is conservative. That's far from a secret. This is how likes to work, whether you like it or not. But on , the Cowboys were far more aggressive. They attacked the middle of the field in the and were effective doing so.

benefited from this, earning himself a career day. He finished his day with 119 yards and three touchdowns on the Cowboys' 36-35 win over the . also racked up big numbers thanks to his presence on the middle of the field. Hopefully, the Cowboys approach this game in similar fashion. They did so in a meaningless game in which they had nothing to lose, it's time to watch them execute in playoff action.

Ezekiel Elliott Already Has His Second Rushing Title Locked Down

Wish #2: Use Ezekiel Elliott on passing game

I wish is able to run the ball as well as he always does. But this time, my wish will be about his performance as a receiver. The Seahawks are one of the teams which allow the most receiving yards to opposing running backs. They rank as the third worst team under this category.

Ezekiel Elliott will come into this game rested and if the Cowboys are able to get him involved as a receiver, it'll give the Seahawks' one more thing to worry about when facing this offense.

Wish #3: Don't let Chris Carson win the game

Chris Carson is one of three running backs to run for more than 100 yards against the Cowboys' defense. He's been averaging 82 yards per game and has been the Seahawks' this season as he's taken a lot of pressure off of QB 's shoulders.

Carson is likely to find success running the ball, considering over the last three weeks the Cowboys have allowed two running backs to rush for over 100 yards (Marlon Mack, ). However, I trust this defense will not let the Seahawks' rushing attack determinante the game's outcome.

The have exceeded expectations all year long and I expect them to do the same against an offense that doesn't have a very scary group of receivers. and company should be just fine. Running the ball shouldn't be enough for Seattle to win.

Cowboys Place LT Tyron Smith On IR Before Week 17
Dallas Cowboys LT

Wish #4: Tyron Smith beats Frank Clark, Connor Williams shines at LG

A matchup to watch tonight will be Tyron Smith lining up against pass rusher . The Cowboys wisely rested Smith in the regular season finale, so Smith should be ready to go against the Seahawks' head hunter. The Cowboys' hasn't been as good as in 2016 or 2014 and combined with holding the ball for too long, the result has been a ton of for Dallas' QB.

I wish Smith is able to keep Prescott's blind side clean as he plays next to the rookie. That's right, after suffering an versus the Giants, it all points toward missing tomorrow's game. In his place will be the Cowboys' second round draft pick . Williams was the starter at the beginning of the season but once he was sidelined with an injury, he never got the job back.

I don't expect Williams to put on a great performance, but I certainly don't expect a big downgrade at .

It's great to see the Dallas Cowboys back in the . At the end of the day, this weekly series is meant to be a fun read. I simply wish the Cowboys get that win today and I honestly believe they will. They're a very good football team and can compete against any other in the league. Enjoy the playoffs!