Seahawks (10-6) at Cowboys (10-6)
Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas TV: Fox
Danny Sheridan’s line: Cowboys by 21⁄2
Seahawks’ keys to victory: Seattle ran away with the 2018 team rushing title and RB Chris Carson broke the 100-yard threshold against Dallas this season. The Seahawks’ passing offense has been one of the league’s most efficient all season, thanks to how QB Russell Wilson protects the ball. LB Bobby Wagner is the best in the game, never missing a tackle. Being able to keep him clean and in pursuit of Ezekiel Elliott will be the first tenet for Pete Carroll’s defense.
Cowboys’ keys to victory: Dallas is 0-6 against mobile quarterbacks, including a Week 3 loss to the Seahawks. The Cowboys are 7-1 down the stretch, however, and 7-1 at home. While the offense revolves around Elliott, the abilities of QB Dak Prescott likely will be the deciding factor. Prescott is 9-2 when he doesn’t throw an interception. When he’s in a comfort zone, he properly uses his legs to create time in the pocket and get key yardage. He’ll need to continue attacking the middle of the field with WR Amari Cooper, TE Blake Jarwin and slot WR Cole Beasley. On defense, the Cowboys will need pressure off the edge from DeMarcus Lawrence (101⁄2 sacks) and Randy Gregory and clog the middle with stout NT Antwaun Woods.
Matchup to watch: Seattle DE Frank Clark vs Cowboys LT Tyron Smith. Clark has 14 sacks and moves all over for Seattle. Smith has six clean sheets (no sacks, hits or hurries allowed) in 13 games.
Who wins? Dallas keeps Seattle at bay on its final drive to escape with a win.