NFL: Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football

NFL: Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football

Two of the top teams in the NFC will face off on Thursday night football. One team is on a roll, winning five of their last six games. The other team is looking to end a two-game losing streak. Both teams are sitting at second place in their division and need to pick up a win if they want to stay in contention for the division crown. If the season ended today, both teams would be in the playoffs.

Quick Take

  • Two of the top teams in the NFC face off on Thursday Night Football
  • The Dallas Cowboys are the betting favourites
  • The Seattle Seahawks are decent underdogs

Game details

The Dallas Cowboys will play against the Seattle Seahawks on November 30, Thursday Night Football. This is a matchup between two current playoff teams. The Cowboys have an 8-3 record. They are the betting favourites heading into this game on NFL betting sites. The Cowboys have -375 odds to win on BetRivers. The Seahawks have a 6-5 record, good for seventh in the conference. They are decent underdogs at the moment. The Seahawks have +292 odds to pull off the upset.

The total for the game is 46 points. The odds are at -118 for this game to go over, and -104 for the Cowboys and Seahawks to score less than 46 points. With 31.5 points per game, the Cowboys are currently the highest scoring team in the NFL. The Seahawks are near the middle of the pack, averaging 20.8 ppg. But over the last four weeks, the Seahawks were held to three points in week nine vs the Baltimore Ravens, 16 points in week 11 vs the Los Angeles Rams, and 13 points in week 12 vs the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys did not allow more than 17 points in any of their last three games.

Will the Dallas Cowboys keep rolling?

Based on their record and the numbers, the Cowboys are easily one of the best and hottest teams in the league right now. They are the number one scoring team in the league, averaging 31.5 points per game. The Cowboys also have one of the best defenses in the NFL this year. They have given up just 16.8 ppg this season. The 49ers are the only team other than Dallas in the top five points scored per game and points allowed per game. Their dominance does not end there. The Cowboys have destroyed teams over the last three weeks. They defeated the New York Giants 49-17, the Carolina Panthers 33-10, and the Washington Commanders 45-10.

There are not many reasons to bet against the Cowboys in this one. They are one of the hottest teams in the league and have the ability to take this game over with their offense or defense. The biggest concern here is whether or not the Cowboys will have an off night. The game is in Seattle, and the Cowboys usually have a game or two that make the NFL world scratch their heads, see the Cowboys game against the Arizona Cardinals in week three. If quarterback Dak Prescott has a bad game or the Cowboys defense allows this game to be a shootout, the Seahawks will have a good shot to win this game in a late, close game. 

Can the Seattle Seahawks upset the Cowboys?

On paper, there are not many reasons to pick the Seahawks in this game. Their offense is middle of the pack, and their defense is barely outside of the top 10 points allowed per game, sitting at 11th. They do have a couple of things going for them though. This game will be in Seattle, and the Seahawks are almost always tough to beat on their home turf. They are 4-2 at home so far this year. The Seahawks also have a lot of talent on offense. If quarterback Geno Smith plays up to his capabilities, even this Cowboys defense could be in for a tough night.

The Seahawks, on paper, should not be able to match the firepower that the Cowboys have on offense or defense, but they should have enough talent to capitalize if the Cowboys have a bad game, especially in Seattle. Prescott is far from quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady, so a great game from him is not guaranteed. The Seahawks will have a chance in this game if the Cowboys are not at their best. If they can keep the game close, the Seahawks could be in a great spot to steal this game late. But things could get ugly quickly if Geno Smith is not at his best because the Cowboys defense is one of the best in the league.