The final week of the NFL 2022 preseason continues on Friday, August 26, when we have two meetings, including this NFC clash, so make sure you check out the best Seahawks vs. Cowboys betting pick and odds.
Seattle is looking for the first preseason win when it faces Dallas at AT&T Stadium. The Seahawks are -7 favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at 37.5 points. These NFC rivals haven’t met since 2020.
Drew Lock has a chance to secure the starting job
The Seattle Seahawks are hoping to record their first win of the preseason after losing the opening two games to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, allowing even 59 points in the process. In the most recent 27-11 loss to the Bears, the Seahawks totaled more yards (324-277) but scored just one touchdown and it was in garbage time, late in the fourth quarter.
Geno Smith, who is battling Drew Lock for the No. 1 quarterback job in Seattle, didn’t have the best of times against Chicago. He completed ten of 18 passes for 112 yards and sustained a knee injury along the way, so it’s up to Lock to win this battle with a strong showing in Dallas. Drew was unavailable against the Bears after testing positive for COVID-19, and now will get his opportunity.
Cowboys’ offense is struggling in the preseason
The Dallas Cowboys failed to score a passing touchdown in the first two games of the preseason, which is shocking, considering they beat the Los Angeles Chargers 32-18 on the road in the most recent game. They can thank that to their special teams, particularly KaVontae Turpin, who registered a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and then an 86-yard punt return. Also, Dallas scored two rushing TDs through Rico Dowdle and Malik Davis. That was the first Dallas preseason win since 2019.
Dak Prescott is probably not going to feature on Friday, so Will Grier and Cooper Rush will continue their race for the backup QB job. They combined for only 130 passing yards in a win over the Chargers but will get an opportunity to do damage against Seattle, who allowed five scoring passes through the first two weeks.
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
With Prescott not involved and the poor form of both Will Grier and Cooper Rush, we could see a lot of running from the Cowboys. Although they were successful on the ground, they are facing Seattle’s run defense that allowed just one touchdown in August. Drew Lock will make a difference here and should throw at least a touchdown or two as he will have some of his starting receivers early in the game. The Cowboys’ offense will struggle here because its passing doesn’t work. Still, they should try and hurt the visitors through the air as the Seahawks’ secondary didn’t show a lot of quality thus far. I am going with the visitors to cover, though.
Pick: Take the Seahawks at -6.5 (-125)
I explained Dallas’ offensive struggles, but luckily for them, Seattle’s defense is quite penetrable and lenient, so the Cowboys will have a chance to score multiple touchdowns. I expect to see more scoring plays from the Seahawks because Drew Lock can only do better than Geno Smith, following Smith’s latest showing against the Bears. Over is 5-1 in the Seahawks’ last six games overall, Over is 4-1 in the Seahawks’ previous five vs. NFC opponents, while Over is 13-6 in Dallas’ last 19 home games.Pick: Go Over 37.5 points (-110)