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The Seattle Seahawks (6-5) take on the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) to open Week 13 on Thursday at AT&T Stadium.
The wounded Seahawks are coming off a 31-13 smacking in a divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers. Geno Smith played despite having a tricep injury and went 18-of-27 for 180 yards and an interception. Running back Kenneth Walker III did not play as he recovers from an oblique injury. His status is uncertain for the game against the Cowboys. He did not practice Monday.
The Cowboys are riding a three-game win streak and have not lost at home this season. Last week, they beat the Washington Commanders 45-10 in their annual Thanksgiving game. DaRon Bland had his fifth pick-six of the season, an NFL record. Dak Prescott had his third game with four touchdowns this season.
Will the Seahawks get the upset in lucky Week 13? Or will the Cowboys’ reign continue?
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Cowboys vs. Seahawks odds, moneyline, over/under
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- Spread: Cowboys (-9)
- Moneyline: Cowboys (-450); Seahawks (+350)
- Over/under: 46.5
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Lorenzo Reyes: Cowboys 25, Seahawks 20
Dallas has been on an absolute rampage, covering five of their last six games and winning in blowout fashion. Still, their strength of schedule has recently been on the weaker side. And the Seahawks, though mercurial, are still a talented crew. I think this one stays closer.
Tyler Dragon: Cowboys 28, Seahawks 20
The Cowboys have three straight wins against inferior opponents. The Seahawks are a step up in competition, but Geno Smith and company are coming off a dreadful performance against San Francisco. The Cowboys’ third-ranked defense is going to cause Seattle some trouble on the road. Plus, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is playing some of the best football of his career.
Safid Deen: Cowboys 31, Seahawks 23
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are on a roll winning five of their last six games and should take care of the visiting Seahawks at home Thursday night. This isn’t the most ideal opponent for Seattle amid a two-game skid.
Victoria Hernandez: Cowboys 32, Seahawks 20
The Cowboys are running on all cylinders right now. Dak Prescott threw four touchdowns in two of their past three games and DaRon Bland made NFL history on defense. The Seahawks did their best last week with a beat-up team against another fierce defense. But even if Geno Smith’s a bit healthier and they get Kenneth Walker III back, Seattle doesn’t pose much of a threat to the Dallas freight train.
Jordan Mendoza: Cowboys 31, Seahawks 21
Dallas is coming off another dominating win while Seattle is reeling. The Cowboys have won every home contest this season by at least 20 points while scoring at least 30. The Seahawks should give Dallas a bigger test, but the Cowboys are too strong and they get another double-digit win.
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