Sea­hawks (10-6) at Cow­boys (10-6)

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - INSIDE - K.D. Drum­mond

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 offense has been one of the league’s most efficient 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 first 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 offense 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 field 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 final drive to es­cape with a win.

Cow­boys, 27-21

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