The Cowboys forced themselves into one of the more incredible comeback wins in NFL history over the poor Atlanta Falcons. The Cowboys created most of the problems they found themselves in against the Falcons. Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense feasted on the Cowboys defense. Russell Wilson and the Seahawk offense are a scarier sight and present a different set of problems for a reeling Cowboys defensive unit.
In their clutch win over the Patriots last week the Seahawks gained a ton of confidence but lost a capable defender in Bruce Irvin. The lack of a pass rush against Cam Newton hurt them, and they’ll need a better effort to hold the Cowboy offense in check.
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Cowboys: 18th vs. Pass, 13th vs. Rush
Seahawks: 29th vs. Pass, 5th vs. Rush
Cowboys: +5, +190
Seahawks: -5, -220
OUT: CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Demarcus Lawrence (knee, not injury related), T Tyron Smith (neck)
OUT: DE Rasheem Green (neck)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), DE Benson Mayowa (groin), T Cedric Ogbuehi (pectoral), CB Neiko Thorpe (hip)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Dalton Schultz, Tight End, $4,500
Schultz shined in the Cowboys comeback win over the Falcons. Snagging nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. The tight-end was Prescott’s favorite target in tight situations. With the Seahawks worried about emphasizing a pass rush, the Cowboys offense will likely rely on quick passes.
Cowboys D/ST, $2,600
The Falcons had a field day over the Dallas defense. It felt like the Cowboys just weren’t getting stops when they needed too, until they got THE stop they needed too. For fantasy, I’d let the Cowboys defense sit this one out against Russell and the Seattle offense.
Chris Carson, Running Back, $6,600
Despite a lack in judgement in sliding late in the Patriots game, Carson had a solid game. In only carrying the ball 17 times he was able to run for 73 yards and help out Wilson in the passing game. He’s a solid option given the dynamic capability of this Seattle offense.
Greg Olsen, Tight End, $4,200
Olsen should be a no-brainer on this version of the Seahawks offense. But he just doesn’t look comfortable yet. Only grabbing four receptions on 24 yards in the first two weeks, Olsen deserves a sit until he becomes more comfortable.