Seahawks -5. O/U 57 points.
I still can barely believe the Cowboys won last week. Facing an 0-2 hole on the season the Cowboys snatched a miracle victory from the the Falcons to even their record up at 1-1. Now they go on the road to face a team many are anointing as NFC favorites in the Seattle Seahawks.
The Cowboys offense is finally clicking the way we thought they could, and this week they face statistically the worst pass defense in all of football. Seattle has struggled to come up with any type of pass rush their first two games, and with Bruce Irvin out it will only be tougher for them this week.
Dak Prescott is going to have to out-duel Russell Wilson for the Cowboys to get a big road victory on Sunday.
Russell Wilson has been unleashed. Through two weeks Wilson has been allowed to throw the ball around the yard the way fans have been screaming for, and the Seahawks have reaped the benefits. Now sitting at 2-0 Wilson is the early MVP favorite, and you know he’s salivating to see a banged up Cowboys secondary this week.
Defensively though, the Seahawks have some clear holes. Bobby Wagner and Jamal Adams are bonafide stars, but their defensive supporting cast hasn’t been holding up their end of the bargain thus far.
The Seahawks traditionally dominate at home, but they won’t have the 12’s behind them this week.
- The Cowboys are 2-5 against the spread their last seven games.
- The score total has gone over in four of the last six Cowboys games.
- The Seahawks are 10-4 their last 14 home games.
- The score total has gone under in eight of the last 11 Cowboys/Seahawks games.
I wanted to take the score total this week because the spread worries me, but 57 points for an NFL game is damn near insane. Funny enough, though, I could see both teams hitting 30 points!
I’ll take the Cowboys +5 this week, as I think their offense keeps this one close and gives them a chance to pull the upset. I don’t know if they win outright, but I don’t think they’ll get blown out either.