Game Preview: Seahawks @ Cowboys

Seahawks (2-9) vs. Cowboys (7-4)  Thursday, November 27, 3:15 PM on FOX

Cowboys Continue Push For Playoffs Against Seahawks on Thanksgiving

The Dallas Cowboys will continue to make their run toward the playoffs and extend their winning streak to three games as they host the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving Day at Texas Stadium.  If the Cowboys can get the win and improve to 8-4 on the season, they will be in a pretty good spot heading into the toughest stretch of their schedule in December, but a loss could be devastating. 

The Cowboys are coming off of a 35-22 win against the 49ers while the while the Seahawks lost 20-17 to the Redskins.

The Dallas Cowboys should be able to easily win this game, but not so fast.  Remember when we played the St. Louis Rams?  That should have been an easy win too.  It didn’t happen.  Granted Brad Johnson was our quarterback and we were beat up, but still a game that the Cowboys should have taken  care of but didn’t.

The Cowboys are relatively healthy this time around though, and Dallas should be able to explode offensively against Seattle.  The Seahawks gie up 25.2 points per game, ranking 25th in the NFL, and 29th in the league, allowing 381.2 yard per game to opposing teams.  The Seahawks offense is ranked 31st in the NFL, but that doesn’t necessarily mean an easy time stopping the Seahawks.

Terrell Owens is coming off a big game against the San Francisco 49ers, catching seven passes for 213 yards with a touchdown, a 75-yard bomb.  It will be intriguing to watch him to see what he does against the Seahawks’ secondary.

On defense, Terence Newman and Anthony Henry will need to keep wide receivers Bobby Engram and Nate Burleson in check, and they need to put pressure on quarterback Matt Hasslebeck as well.  Look for Demarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, and Greg Ellis to be key contributors in that area. 

This will be Julius Jones’s first trip back to Texas Stadium since he left the Cowboys for the Seahawks.  He will be fired up to face the Cowboys, so the offensive line will have to be at the ready to get penetration and fill in the holes to stop Julius Jones from gaining big yardage and moving the chains.

Happy Thanksgiving!