Dallas Cowboys: Three Keys Against the Seattle Seahawks

The Dallas Cowboys had a surprise season. Surprising because they won the NFC East after starting the season 3-5. They would then go on to win seven of their last eight games to finish 10-6 and win the division. Now they head into Wildcard Weekend as one of the hottest teams in the NFL. They will face the Seattle Seahawks whom they lost to in week three of the regular season. What to do the Cowboys need to do to advance in the tournament? Here are three keys for them to win.

Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys are going to have a huge game from Zeke. They cannot rely on Dak Prescott to win this game. Elliott will need to be the focal point of the offense. If the offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys can create holes against the 13th ranked run defense in the NFL, there may be a chance they can move on.

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys are going to need Prescott to perform in a way that he did last week. Although that performance was against the Giants, it was still commendable of a playoff performance. He was 27/44 for 387 yards, four TDs, and zero INTs. This is the type of performance that the Cowboys will need for him and the team to play again next week.


The Dallas defense is going to have to play as they have played in the last 8 weeks. In their game in week three against the Seattle Seahawks, the defense was nonexistent. Chris Carson had over 100 yards and Russell Wilson only had to throw the ball 26 times. The key for the defense is going to keep Wilson in the pocket. He is one of the best at extending the play. If he is able to do so, the Dallas defense will be in trouble.

The Dallas Cowboys are going to need to play a near perfect game on both sides of the ball. A game similar to the one they played against the New Orleans Saints comes to mind. If they play like that, they will move on to play in the divisional round.

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