What little-known Cowboys can make a big splash on Sunday?
12th Man: Give me an under-the-radar offensive player and defensive player for Dallas that may have big impacts on Sunday’s game?
SM: Wide receiver Deonte Thompson on offense. The former Buffalo Bill is a legitimate deep threat that missed most of training camp due to an Achilles injury. But through the first two games of the season Thompson has emerged as quarterback Dak Prescott‘s security blanket.
On defense, let’s go with linebacker Damien Wilson. A former fourth-round pick, Wilson has traditionally underperformed during his four-years in Big D. But currently in a contract year and set to hit free agency in 2019, Wilson is coming off a breakout performance against the New York Giants in Week Two. Making plays all over the field Sunday night, perhaps the 25-year old linebacker has finally turned a page in his development.
Who wins and why?
12th Man: Who wins when Seattle plays Dallas and why?
SM: This one is tough. Playing in Seattle is always difficult. But I do believe what the Cowboys do best right now, which is running the football and bringing in a top-five defense, translates well on the road. With a renewed focus on the run-pass option, I think the Cowboys may have discovered a winning formula. Yet, playmakers like Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner make this a tough matchup. I’ll take the Cowboys in a close, low-scoring affair, 23-17.
12th Man summary
I would again like to thank Steven Mullenax for talking Seahawks versus Cowboys with me. We both think it will be a close game. For 12s, hopefully Seattle will focus more on the run. Or at least remember Chris Carson plays on the team.