The Seahawks play the Cowboys on Sunday. To learn more about Seattle’s next opponent, I asked The Landry Hat’s Steven Mullenax five questions about Dallas.
The Seahawks might be about to have a really tough year. Seattle is winless to begin the season and plays a decent Cowboys team on Sunday. Can Seattle’s offense produce anything much better than they did in week one or two?
What’s wrong with the Cowboys offense
12th Man Rising: The Cowboys have a very good offensive line and a great running back. But so far the offense has sputtered. Why and how do they fix it?
Steven Mullenax: Chemistry for an offensive line is important. Even if you have three Pro Bowlers making up the unit. The diagnosis of an auto immune disease for center Travis Frederick really turned this unit on it’s head. Frederick’s sudden absence has really hurt the team and specifically the development of rookie left guard Connor Williams, whom the Cowboys drafted in the second round earlier this year.
Although center Joe Looney has done a solid job, he’s no Pro Bowler. And the fact both starting tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins have struggled early has got this group off to a rough start. But you have to believe the more this unit plays together, the stronger they’ll become.
As for Ezekiel Elliott‘s slow start, the Cowboys put him on the shelf through the entire preseason. Basically, Zeke used the first two weeks of the regular season to get back into game shape. It’s a pattern we’ve seen before.