The Cowboys surprised a lot of people last week, going into New York and beating the reigning Super Bowl champion Giants, and convincingly at that. This was due, in large part, to the emergence of 4th year man Kevin Ogletree, who had largely been unimpressive in the years past and was questionable for even the 3rd wide receiver position. This week the Cowboys will look to continue to build on their strong start by visiting the Seattle Seahawks, a team many Cowboys fans and Romo haters alike remember once upon a playoff. These are however, very different teams this season.
The Cowboys will look to continue their success with 3 wide receiver sets and see if Kevin Ogletree’s week was due to facing 4th and 5th string corners, or if his success is the real thing. The team should also continue to build on their now reliable run game and DeMarco Murray, who is showing signs of being a very special player. Jason Witten will be another 10 days removed from the spleen injury he suffered in preseason. His presence and will to play in the opener was inspirational for a team that has a reputation for being somewhat soft and sometimes playing halfheartedly. Hopefully, the team will build on that mindset.
Many may see the Seahawks as an easy win for a team that played the way the Cowboys did last week, but make no mistake about it, Seattle has a strong defense and showed tenacity late in the game against the Cardinals last week. The Cowboys will have to bring pressure on the Seahawks elusive rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson. The team cannot allow Marshawn Lynch to get going either.
The Cowboys should be able to hold down the passing game of Seattle, with their newest tandem of Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. The team also surprisingly has depth this year with Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins. Sean Lee remains a strong presence inside and Bruce Carter has brought some much needed speed to the line backing core. DeMarcus Ware continues to play at a Pro Bowl level and Jason Hatcher continues to disrupt at the D-line as he did throughout preseason.
This will be a great early season test for the Cowboys, as they cannot take Seattle lightly, but if they continue to play with the poise and discipline they showed in the season opener then they should win this game. Edge Cowboys.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.