The Dallas Cowboys rebounded from a Week 1 with a win last Sunday to gain some sort of momentum ahead of a Week 3 showdown with the struggling Seattle Seahawks. Will the Cowboys win their second in a row? Or will the Seahawks finally break into the win column?
Betting Preview for the Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Week 3 Game on September 23, 2018
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4:25 PM ET
Line: Dallas Cowboys (+1.5) vs Seattle Seahawks (-1.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
The Cowboys managed to avoid going down a 0-2 hole to start the season, as they bounced back from a sorry Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers by subduing the New York Giants on Sunday 20-13. The Cowboys played with a ton of sense of urgency in the Giants game, which was displayed no better than the team’s defense that overran New York’s flimsy offensive line to record six sacks. The Cowboys now have 9.0 sacks on the season, second most in the NFL so far, and it looks like they are about to add more to that this weekend, as Seattle, like the Giants, does sport a defective offensive line that just allowed six sacks in Week 2. Dallas’ offense hasn’t been spectacular, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot could be due for a huge game following a morale-boosting victory over New York. Prescott passed for 160 yards and touchdown and rushed for 45 yards on seven carries against the Giants, while Elliott had 78 rushing yards and a score on 17 carries.
The under is 5-0 in Dallas’ five road games.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
Unlike the Cowboys, Seattle was not able to prevent a 0-2 start after succumbing to the Chicago Bears last Monday, 24-17. It’s easy to see what the culprit in Seattle’s loss. As mentioned earlier, Wilson was destroyed by Dallas’ pass rush, so until the Seahawks do anything to significantly fix their porous pass protection, their quarterback is always going to be at a high risk of injury or errors – or worse, both. Making it worse for Seattle’s offensive outlook is the injury of wide receiver Doug Baldwin who hurt his knee in Week 1 and missed the date with Chicago. As of this writing, Baldwin can be considered questionable for Week 3, so wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Tyler Lockett are expected to get plenty of snaps again. In the backfield, it seems that Rashaad Penny is now the lead running back after pacing the team’s running backs in touches and snaps in the Bears game, though, Chris Carson shouldn’t be counted out.
The over is 3-1 in Seattle’s last four home games.
Dallas wins, 24-21.
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