Prediction: Seahawks Will Beat Cowboys In Dallas

Amari Cooper has completely changed the Cowboys, but Russell Wilson will outplay Dak Prescott and lead Seattle to victory, Gregg Bell says

Ferrall On The Bench
January 04, 2019 - 10:01 am

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The Seahawks will face the Cowboys in Dallas on Saturday night, and that’s just fine with Seattle fans. Especially when the alternative is Chicago in, well, Chicago.

“It’s a better matchup of the two compared to going to Chicago,” Tacoma News Tribune Seahawks reporter Gregg Bell said on Ferrall on the Bench. “And they’ve handled Dak Prescott. They’ve made him look like a very average quarterback the last three times they’ve played them. The Cowboys have scored 12, 12 and 13 points in those games – all Seahawks wins. But of course Dallas is not even anywhere close offensively to where they were in any of those three games, including in September in Week 3 here because of Amari Cooper.”

Indeed, the Seahawks beat the Cowboys 24-13 on Sept. 23. The Cowboys’ leading pass-catchers were Geoff Swaim (five catches, 47 yards) and Cole Beasley (three catches, 46 yards).

Don’t be surprised if that honor goes to Cooper on Saturday. He led Dallas in receiving yards (725) and receiving touchdowns (six) this season – in just nine games.

“Cooper changes them,” Bell said. “He changes the way defenses (operate). If you (bring) the strong safety up, if you commit too much in the box, Cooper will burn you over the top. That is the threat they have not had for Prescott. The Seahawks, their defense, it’s a much different challenge.”

Seattle, though, is red-hot, having won six of seven – and Russell Wilson is a big reason why. He threw 35 touchdowns to just seven interceptions this season, helping the Seahawks to the best turnover margin (+15) in the NFL.

In the end, Bell believes Wilson will be the difference.

“He’s a winner,” “Bell said. “I think Russell Wilson over Dak Prescott in a playoff game at the end is the decisive factor.”