The Seattle Seahawks look to stay undefeated when the Cowboys visit in Week 3.
No game can top the nail-biting performance the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots put on last Sunday night, but Seattle faces another tough competitor in Week 3. The Dallas Cowboys narrowly defeated the Atlanta Falcons last week, but Dak Prescott’s offense scored 40 points. The Seahawks need all hands on deck if they’re going to exit Week 3 undefeated.
The last time these two teams met, Dallas eliminated Seattle in the Wild Card Round. Almost two years later, Pete Carroll’s team can get its revenge. Dallas’ defense is fragile, and the Seahawks have enough offensive pieces to pick it apart.
With that in mind, let’s make five bold predictions for the Seattle Seahawks against the Cowboys in Week 3.
5. Carson runs for 120 yards
Chis Carson hasn’t run for 100 yards in a game this season. The pending free agent wants to make a good impression in what is likely his final season with the Seahawks. However, Seattle’s offense is thriving behind Russell Wilson’s superstar play. Carroll continually verbally commits to the running game, but his passing attack is doing too much damage right now.
If the Seahawks jump out ahead of Dallas like Atlanta did last week, Carroll’s team could fall back on their running game to grind the clock and keep Prescott on the sideline. Carson is splitting carries with Carlos Hyde, but that’s nothing new. Carson split touches with Rashaad Penny last season and still posted six 100-yard performances.
When the Seahawks and Cowboys met in Week 3 of the 2018 season, Carson saw 32 carries and ran for 102 yards. It was the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career. He won’t see that many touches this time around, but the 26-year-old desperately wants to prove he’s worth big money this coming offseason.
Dallas’ defense allowed 133 rushing yards per game through the first two weeks, which is the 12th most in the NFL. The Cowboys really miss Gerald McCoy and Leighton Vander Esch.