Dallas at Seattle Seahawks
Brad Weiss – While the Cowboys have been nothing to write home about this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball, they have far fewer holes than the Seahawks heading into this one. The fact is, Seattle cannot block anybody up front, and at some point, the hits are going to start affecting the way Russell Wilson plays the game. Look for Dallas to do enough to win this one on the road, as the Seahawks appear to be a team that will miss the playoffs in 2018.
Matt Barry – The Seahawks are in a bit of turmoil. They have lost two tough games in the road. There are rumors about whether or not Pete Carroll’s voice is not being heard. Are teams finding the recipe for shutting down Russell Wilson? Or frankly, is this team just not that talented, especially offensively.
This is the home opener against a Dallas team that just doesn’t score many points. In fact, there are glaring similarities when comparing both teams. They each have quarterbacks who are being questioned and coaches under some fire.
As I said last week with Dallas against New York, the more desperate team usually wins in the NFL. Seattle is the desperate team and playing at home with an advantage that many others do not have. Take the Seahawks to get their first win.
Randy Sgaraglio – An 0-2 start does not bode well for any NFL team hoping to make the playoffs. After beginning their 2018 season on the road, the Seattle Seahawks will need all the help they can get from the 12thMan in attempting to defeat the Dallas Cowboys at home. Not that the team from Big D is anything special at 1-1; but the Seahawks offense has struggled so far this season.
Any team with Russell Wilson as QB will always have a chance for victory. However, even superstars make mistakes in games. The results in Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears prove that. After some second-half adjustments, the Seattle O-line protected Wilson better, and the running game was mixed into the game plan fairly well. I do believe that not having a featured pass-catching TE hampers the Seattle offensive game plan. With that said, I’m still calling for the Seahawks first win at home.
Ed Stein – This plane is headed in the wrong direction and it’s accelerating. Guard D.J. Fluker was back at practice this week, but the opposite side guard, Ethan Pocic, was wearing a walking boot. Also, center Justin Britt, the glue of the offensive line has been out all week with a shoulder injury.
That alone would be bad news for a Seattle Seahawks team whose quarterback Russell Wilson has been sacked a dozen times this year. This week’s opponent, Dallas, enters the game with nine sacks of their own, so once again Wilson will face hefty pressure.
Seattle’s saving grace this weekend will be their defense. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and cornerback Tre Flowers appear to be back after missing the Chicago game, Monday night. Their best chance to win is to force three or four turnovers. I think however Ezekial Elliot has a great day running the ball for Dallas and the Seahawks fall to 0-3.