3 bold predictions for the Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Seahawks play Dallas in Seattle on Saturday in Seattle's second preseason game of 2023.
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Seahawks cornerback Michael Jackson gets two interceptions

We have a pretty good idea of how the Seahawks secondary is shaping up at this point. Riq Woolen will be at one outside corner spot, Devon Witherspoon (if healthy) will be at nickel, and Mike Jackson will be opposite Woolen. Maybe some still see a battle between Tre Brown and Jackson at one corner spot, but I cannot see how this would possibly work out in Brown's favor.

Jackson was surprisingly and unexpectedly very good in 2022. He had never been a full-time starter in the NFL and either through a stroke of genius by the Seahawks coaching staff or simply because they had no other real choice, Jackson became a 17-game starter for the team last year. Jackson allowed a quarterback-rating-against of just 75.1 and allowed only 55.8 percent of the passes thrown his way to be completed. Plus, Jackson allowed only 140 yards after the catch so when a pass was caught by a receiver he was covering, he usually made an immediate tackle.

The only thing that Jackson didn't do really well was take the ball away. He only had 1 interception, but he did have 2 fumble recoveries. Still, Jackson wants to pick off more passes but he just hasn't. Even in training camp he hasn't had as many interceptions as Tre Brown. But my guess is that this changes in preseason Week 2.

Against the Cowboys, Jackson will have 2 interceptions, both in the first half. While I don't think there is a real CB battle between Jackson and Brown, Brown has been the better playmaker in camp and Pete Carroll likes guys who take the ball away. Jackson's 2 picks versus the Cowboys cement his starting spot to begin 2023.

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