Cowboys vs Seahawks The Dallas Cowboys head to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The Seahawks are 1.5-point sportsbook favorites, and the over-under for total points scored is 41.5. Before you make any Cowboys vs. Seahawks picks, listen to what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say. A Nevada-based expert with 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel hit 70 percent of his NFL spread picks last season. He already is off to a strong start in 2018, nailing 75 percent of his NFL picks thus far.
NFL Football 2018
Cowboys vs Seahawks
Date : Sunday, 23 September
Time : 4:25 Pm Et
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The handicapper has had a particularly sharp sense for the two clubs, posting a record of 13-3 in against the spread picks involving the Cowboys or Seahawks over the past two seasons. This includes an 11-2 mark on Seattle. Nagel improved on this record just last week when he advised SportsLine members to back favored Chicago against Seattle on Monday night. The Bears used a late pick-six to create separation and cover the spread in the 24-17 victory.
Now, he has locked in on Sunday’s showdown and analyzed all the key factors. He’s sharing this selection over at SportsLine.
Nagel knows the Seahawks will be eager to play in front of their ardent home fans following an 0-2 start that saw them compete well but come up short against the Broncos and Bears. The club is entering a new era of sorts after the once-dominant defense that helped it reach two Super Bowls in this decade was dismantled in the offseason. Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett are among the former stars who are now wearing different jerseys.
This transition has put even more pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson to lead the Seahawks with his playmaking ability. He has answered the call, throwing for 524 yards and five touchdowns through the first two games, but Wilson also has been sacked 12 times and thrown three costly interceptions. Against the Bears on Monday night, he threw a pick-six to Prince Amukamara in the fourth quarter on a potential game-tying drive.
Even so, the Seahawks knocked the Cowboys out of playoff contention last season with a 21-12 win in Dallas in which they intercepted Dak Prescott twice and held the Cowboys’ offense without a touchdown. It remains to be seen whether Seattle will cover as a slight favorite in the rematch.
So far, the Dallas (1-1) defense has been up to the task while splitting games against Carolina and New York. It has allowed just 29 total points, while ranking fourth in the NFL in total defense at 274 yards per game.
But the offense has struggled to gain traction. Prescott has thrown for a modest 330 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while completing 65 percent of his attempts. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott has 147 rushing yards and two scores to go along with 26 receiving yards.
We can tell you Nagel is leaning over, but he has also identified the critical X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.