Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 8/26/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 3
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-1.5)
AT&T Stadium is the location where the Dallas Cowboys (12-5 last season) will compete against the Seattle Seahawks (7-10 last year) on Friday. Seattle is 1.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 40.5.
The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their year having earned a 7-10 record. In their last contest of last season, the Seahawks played against the Cardinals and walked away with a win by a score of 38-30. Russell Wilson went 15/26 with 238 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 110.7 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Tyler Lockett had an average of 19.6 yds per catch by earning 98 yards on 5 catches. Rashaad Penny led the offense in rushing for the Seahawks with 23 totes for 190 yards (8.3 yds per carry). In the game, they had 57 plays which gave them 431 yds. The Seattle Seahawks ended up running the ball 30 different times and compiled 202 yds, which had them averaging 6.7 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Seahawks gave up 118 yards on 28 attempts, which is 4.2 yds per rush allowed. Seattle allowed 28 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 187 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.8%.
In terms of scoring, the Seattle Seahawks averaged 23.2 points per outing. As a unit they held an average of 122.0 yards on the ground, which ranked them 11th in the National Football League. The Seahawks earned 5,506 total yards for the prior season. Seattle amassed 166 1st downs as a unit, and they were flagged for 97 penalties for 803 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 13 different times (7 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost). Seattle totaled 30 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns.
The Seahawks ranked 12th in the league regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 21.5 points per game. The opposition ran for an average of 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 113.6 yards on the ground per game for the previous year. Overall, they gave up 1,932 rushing yards through 17 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Seahawks allowed 4,513 yards which had them ranked 31st in the NFL. In their 17 games played, they conceded 265.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 67.3%. They allowed 379.1 yards/game which put them 28th in the league. They relinquished 24 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 rushing touchdowns.
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The Cowboys ended the year with a 12-5 mark. For their last game of last season, the Cowboys took a defeat with a final score of 23-17 when they faced the 49ers. Ezekiel Elliott ran the football 12 times for 31 yards, walking away from the game with 2.6 yards per attempt for Dallas. Dalton Schultz was the top contributor in the passing game for the Cowboys, bringing in 7 passes for 89 yards (12.7 yards per catch). Dak Prescott (1 TD) finished the game with 254 yards on 23/43 passing while his quarterback rate was 69.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.91 yards. Dallas relinquished 38 rushing attempts for 169 yards (4.4 yards per rush). The Cowboys pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.0%, surrendering 172 yds on 16 for 25 through the air. The Cowboys finished the contest with a total of 307 yds while they ran 70 plays (4.4 yards per play). Dallas ran the football for 3.7 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 77 yards on 21 attempts.
The Dallas Cowboys had an average of 407.0 yards per outing which was good for 1st out of all teams in the NFL. They maintained an average of 124.6 yards per game via the rush and toted the ball for 2,119 yards for last season. The Dallas offense totaled 1,103 penalty yards on 127 infractions, which had them ranked 1st in football in terms of hurting your team. They threw 11 picks while letting opponents recover 9 fumbles and they earned 248 first downs. Last season, the Cowboys had a total of 4,800 yards through the air along with averaging 282.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 2nd in the NFL. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Cowboys ranked 1st in the NFL averaging 31.2 points per contest.
Dallas yielded a total of 1,918 yards rushing (112.8 yards per outing) as well as 13 touchdowns by ground throughout last year. They conceded 24 touchdowns through the air and 238.2 yards per contest, which put them in 20th in the NFL. They compiled 34 turnovers (8 fumbles recovered and 26 interceptions) for the prior year. Last year, they conceded 358 total points. The Cowboys defense was on the field for 1,082 plays, which had them ranked 20th in football. The Cowboys surrendered 21.1 PPG, which put them in 7th in football.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cowboys -1.5 and over 40.5 total points
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