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Cowboys vs. Seahawks: Five bold predictions as Dallas invades

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Seattle Seattle is a weird place when it comes to recent Dallas Cowboys history.Tony Romo’s infamous first playoff game came in Seattle. The greatest regular-season win of this current brain trust happened there four years ago. The state of the franchise as a whole was completely altered there in the preseason just two years ago. It’s a weird place.It makes sense that things would be a little weird for the Cowboys when visiting a weird place. They’re shooting for a 2-1 record Youth Maliek Collins Jersey , they’ve never not been 2-1 under Jason Garrett through three games, and to get there they’ll have to maybe go through Earl Thomas. I told you it was weird.Let’s get weird ourselves. It’s time for bold predictions around BTB. How weird do you want to be?Ezekiel Elliott will lead the Cowboys in receptionsCan anybody tell me the most times that Zeke has ever been targeted in the passing game through his sort career? I’m not going to make a Bueller joke, but I am going to keep buying you time while you think and I continue to write this sentence. Time’s up.Elliott’s career high when it comes to targets is a perfect seven (shout out to Monica Geller). When was Zeke targeted this frequently? Only on December 24th, 2017 when the Dallas Cowboys hosted these Seattle Seahawks. Zeke has been targeted five times on six separate instances, but they’re all tied for third when it comes to his most-targeted days. We’ve seen Dak Prescott look Zeke’s way seven times once as mentioned and also six times in a lone instance. When was that? Only last week against the New York Giants.The Cowboys have used Zeke a lot in the passing game (relatively) lately. The Cowboys have also historically (relatively) used Zeke a lot in the passing game when playing Seattle. You do the math.The Hot Boyz will have no less than five sacksThis sounds pretty modest for a group as prolific as The Hot Boyz (the name bothers some people, but I dig it personally), but it’s not like they’re going to rip off six sacks every week of the season (only twice, you know , when they play Eli Manning).Seattle has allowed Russell Wilson to be sacked in each of their two games so far this season. It only makes sense that they let THB get in on the action they’ve been spreading across the league. Unlike last week, somebody on the Cowboys is going to have multiple sacks. Consider that a prediction within a prediction. Predictionception!Rico Gathers will catch the game’s first touchdown... seriouslyThe world almost saw the internet get destroyed last week when Dak Prescott targeted Rico Gathers in the endzone. Had they connected, we’d all be lost in space at this moment. Did you know that the last time the Cowboys visited the Seahawks in the regular season that the first Dallas touchdown was scored by a tight end that people wanted to see worked in the passing game? I’m talking of course about the legendary Gavin Escobar, and while Rico Gathers seems to have many more people’s eye than Escobar did, the want for him is similar across the fanbase. Gathers is getting in the endzone today. What better time than a weird time?Chris Jones will boom a punt that travels at least 70 yardsThere’s a lot that’s usually said (including by myself) about that 2014 game in Seattle, but one thing that’s typically lost in the memory of it all is that that was the day Dan Bailey became the most-accurate kicker in NFL History. Talk about good times.Chris Jones isn’t on any historic precipice or anything entering this game, but he is an all-around awesome punter. At some point his number is going to get called and he is going to boom it. Much is made about Seattle’s rookie punter Michael Dickson, look for the Puntisher to put him in his proper place.Dallas will make it eight consecutive quarters without trailingOne of last week’s bold predictions was that the Cowboys would lead after every quarter. Not to toot our own horn or anything (immediately toots horn) , but that happened. Shout out once again to the incomparable Eli Manning.The Cowboys are currently on a four quarter streak where they haven’t trailed. They’re going to double that in Seattle. That’s right, I said double. Look for the Cowboys to take the lead and never look back against a Seahawks team that is struggling just about everywhere except quarterback. Let’s have some fun.Cowboys defense is last in the NFL in turnovers, only defense yet to record an interception Kris Richard has been a huge point of discussion, and praise, for the Dallas Cowboys defense. Bringing in part of the braintrust behind Seattle’s famous Legion of Boom ignited confidence that he could build a similarly strong secondary in Big D. With a mind like Kris Richard guiding the likes of Chidobe Awuzie, Byron Jones, and friends, surely things were going to get better , right?Four games in the Cowboys defense has definitely played to a higher level, that even includes the secondary. Last week Byron Jones was graded as the best cornerback in the NFL through three full weeks of the season which was a testament to exactly what Richard has done. To be clear, the Cowboys defense is playing very well. DeMarcus Lawrence just ripped off three sacks against the Detroit Lions and has 20 sacks over his last 20 games. That puts him in elite company.What about turnovers, though?Turnovers are game-changing plays in football. They turn the direction a game is going and serve as a huge boost of momentum for a particular team’s cause. We all know this. The Dallas Cowboys have two total turnovers this season through four games. This doesn’t change that their defense is playing well, but it’s absolutely worth noting. What should also be noted is that both turnovers forced by the Cowboys have been fumbles. Through Week 4 the Dallas Cowboys are last in the NFL in forced turnovers and the only defense in the league without an interception on the season. That’s not ideal, especially with a secondary many have a lot of faith in and the Hot Boyz wreaking havoc up front.Dallas entered Monday night tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for last in the NFL when it comes to turnovers. Thanks to an insane Eric Murray interception off of Case Keenum, KC surged past the Cowboys and Dallas sits in last all by themselves. It was a pretty sweet interception, by the way.The Cowboys finished second in turnovers after the 2014 season Cheap Terrance Williams Jersey , but ever since then they’ve been in the bottom half season after season. It’s not a good situation to be in.There’s no need to panic about the lack of turnovers or a single interception at this point on the season, but this trend cannot continue. The Cowboys don’t have an offense that’s capable of winning games week after week, they’re going to need turnovers for opportunities to score points if they want to do some serious damage in the season’s final three quarters. This is largely how they were so successful four years ago.Hopefully we’ve got an interception to celebrate a week from now. Or any kind of turnover. We’ll take whatever we can get at this point.

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