The Dallas Cowboys are set to face off with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon. In a medium-sized crossover event enough to make TV executives from the 90’s drool, the Cowboys Wire is diving into enemy territory to keep Dallas fans apprised of the comings and goings of the Pacific Northwest’s bird gang.
Remember how everyone thought the Texas Tech product was overdrafted? Well, he’s getting ready to get his first start against his hometown squad. Brooks will play the Will backer role, moving KJ Wright over to the Sam backer spot.
Russell Wilson is now Vegas-favorite for MVP :: Field Gulls
The Seahawks begin and end with quarterback Russell Wilson. Way back when the team had the Legion of Boom and one of the greatest defenses in modern history to rely on. They still have Wilson, who has evolved into one of the most dangerous players in the entirety of the NFL to fall rely on. His first two weeks have been so incredibly good that he’s catapulted to the top of the MVP bettors board.
Seahawks Promoted Linden Stephens & Anthony Rush From Practice Squad; Place Three Players On IR :: Seahawks Official Site
The injuries keep on coming in the 2020 NFL season and it seems as if nobody’s immune. The two biggest hits for the Seahawks came in the form of season-ending ACL tears to linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety Marquise Blair, resulting in their additions to the injured reserve. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett was added to the list as well, though he’s not expected to miss the remainder of the season. Seattle chose to promote defensive tackle Anthony Rush and cornerback Linden Stephens to their active roster.
With Bruce Irvin on IR, Seahawks are going to have a recent rarity: a top rookie starting :: The News Tribune
With the aforementioned Irvin out for the year, the Seahawks will rely on Jordyn Brooks to start and get the job done. This is foreign territory for a team that’s not had the best luck with top draft picks in recent years, failing to hit a homerun on their late first-round selections. Click through to see the players that didn’t live up to the hype in year one.
With Marquise Blair Sidelined, Seahawks Hoping Ugo Amadi Provides Consistency at Nickel :: Seahawks Maven
Ugo Amadi, the 23-year-old out of the University of Oregon will get the nod in replacing Marquise Blair as the team’s third safety. As a rookie in 2019, he found the field in just 7% of defensive snaps, though he was heavily involved on special teams. He was forced into action last Sunday night against the Patriots and performed well despite some tackling issues.
Jarran Reed, Benson Mayowa miss practice for Seahawks :: Pro Football Talk
It’s unknown how many day one starters the Seahawks will be missing come Sunday, but their injury report is, like the one in Dallas, filled to the brim. Among players not practicing on Wednesday were defensive tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end and former Cowboys Benson Mayowa. Left tackle Duane Brown sat out with both knee and foot ailments while defensive end Rasheem Green and Linebacker Cody Barton were also missing in action.
Maybe all it took to let Russell Wilson cook was moving offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer up to the booth where he could see things more clearly. It’s unlikely that’s been the difference in their explosive start to the season, but still it hasn’t hurt.
Jamal Adams is human after all :: Field Gulls
It’s a tale as old as time. A safety becomes the apple of the the Dallas Cowboys fanbase’s eye, and then goes to play somewhere else. Somehow that player seems to be involved with the Seahawks in some way. Jamal Adams is the kind of chess piece that any defense would be lucky to have, but even he isn’t perfect, running into his fair share of issues against the Patriots.
Speaking of players fans in Dallas would love to have, Damon “Snacks” Harrison is taking a trip to Seattle next week. He’s drawn interest from several teams, none of which are the Cowboys, so that pipe dream has dissipated. Regardless, he won’t be in the fold this coming Sunday to wreak havoc on the Cowboys running game, but could present a problem if these teams are to meet again.
Pete Carroll says he is disappointed after being fined, vows to do better as it relates to wearing a mask :: CBS Sports
Pete Carroll was one of three NFL coaches fined for their flaunting of masks in the midst of a pandemic. The move cost him $100,000 and the Seahawks team another $250,000 in fines. That’s nothing to sneeze at and shows how serious the NFL takes the optics of promoting the least everyone can do to stop the spread of Covid-19, wearing a mask.
Dak Prescott isn’t the only reigning player of the week entering this matchup. Somehow Dickson won over Greg Zuerlein’s onside kick and game-winning field goal.