It will be a battle between two surprising NFC teams this Wild Card weekend. The Seattle Seahawks will head down to Arlington to face off against the Dallas Cowboys.
|Who is Playing?||Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at Dallas Cowboys (10-6)|
|When is the Game?||Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8:15 p.m. ET|
|Where is it Played?||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas|
|What TV Channel?||FOX|
After a mass exit of talent this offseason, leave it to Pete Carroll to turn his roster into winners. Perhaps the biggest advantage Seattle will have is the running game, which ranks as the best in the entire league (160.0 yards/game), all thanks to the play of Chris Carson. However, they face a Cowboys defense that has allowed the fifth-fewest yards in the league.
With the lights shining bright, you can never count out Russell Wilson, who can extend the play with his feet and throw the ball deep downfield. Having Doug Baldwin back at full speed only helps him.
No quarterback has been more proficient than Russell Wilson throwing into tight windows, while no cornerback trio has forced a higher rate of tight windows than the Cowboys Byron Jones, Chidobe Awuzie & Anthony Brown.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 3, 2019
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As for the Cowboys, this is a different team they had earlier this season. The Cowboys made a huge splash at the deadline by acquiring receiver Amari Cooper, and as a result, the offense has been resurrected. Quarterback Dak Prescott's play has improved as a result, now that Cooper opens up his options downfield. For the passing game, Dallas faces off against a Seahawks passing defense that has allowed 240.1 yards per game (17th in NFL).
Then there's NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott, who is coming into the game refreshed after sitting out the season finale against the New York Giants. Elliott holds the success of the offense in the balance. If he can get things going, pressure is taken off Prescott's shoulders. Yet, he faces a sneaky Seattle defense that has surrendered an average of 110.1 yards on the ground (13th in league).
The Seahawks defense has not allowed any rushing touchdowns on 110 rushes since Week 13 of this season -- best in NFL; League Avg: 29.4 via @IE_NFL— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) January 4, 2019
TV, Live Stream, Radio
The game will air on FOX at 8:15 p.m. ET this Saturday. You can also head over to Reddit NFL Streams. If you want to listen to the game, it will be broadcasted on KIRO 97.3 FM/710 AM in Seattle and on KRLD-FM in Dallas.
Expect this game to be highly contested in all facets of the game. However, as Carroll mentioned this week, AT&T Stadium is a different place, and the Cowboys will use home field to their advantage to advance to the Divisional Round.
Cowboys 31, Seahawks 28