Seahawks vs Cowboys : wild-card game,The Seahawks and Cowboys, after a one-year break in 2017, are both back in the playoffs on the strength of familiar, similar formulas. Coaches Pete Carroll and Jason Garrett were not expected to get this much out of their teams this season, but after inconsistent 3-3 starts, Seattle and Dallas found their respective grooves by grinding through several close games.
NFL Playoffs 2019
Cowboys vs Seahawks Live
Date : Saturday, January 05th
Start Time : 8:15 PM ET
Seahawks vs Cowboys Live
Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott are on the marquee with their dazzling skills as athletic passers, but these teams have been more about consistent running games and clutch zone defenses. Their NFC wild-card round meeting is a rematch of a Week 3 game in Seattle dominated by the Seahawks, 24-13
Beyond the offensive principals, the linebackers are the stars to watch in this game. The Seahawks have more seasoning with Bobby Wagner and a healthy K.J. Wright, while the Cowboys know the future is bright with Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylen Smith.
The team that wins will play a clean, disciplined game without silly forced mistakes, which Wilson and Prescott are known to make from time to time.
Vinnie Iyer: Both teams want to establish the power run with their respective lead backs, Chris Carson and Ezekiel Elliott, and set up favorable downfield passing shots for their respective quarterbacks, Wilson and Prescott. Wilson has had the better season with more big plays and fewer mistakes, and he also has more reliable receivers.
Prescott will be pressured more consistently, while Wilson will have an easier time avoiding and running out of trouble. The Seahawks will fly to a road victory with a big fourth quarter.
David Steele: The entire NFC field on wild-card weekend consists of those Teams No One Wants To Play. The Seahawks won in Dallas in Week 3, long before either team hit its stride (so long ago, in fact, Earl Thomas played in the game). The Cowboys have reason to feel good — Prescott feels satisfied about not having rested last week, while Elliott got the rest he needed, and Amari Cooper is still making life easier for every Cowboys receiver.
Yet the Seahawks have rediscovered their running-back-by-committee potency (they led the NFL in rushing), Wilson is thriving on the ground and in the air because of it, and the defense has been good enough after the roster purge and Thomas’ broken leg. The Seahawks have everybody looking over their shoulders.
Tadd Haislop: The Seahawks can run the football on anybody, and their defense is stout. The Cowboys also can run the football on anybody, and their defense is at times dominant. That could be the difference in this one, and it would make that once-maligned Vander Esch draft pick look better than ever.
It seems strange to trust a team quarterbacked by Prescott over a team quarterbacked by Wilson, but if the former wants to earn the money he hopes to get in the offseason, beating the latter’s Seahawks in the playoffs would be a huge step in that direction.