It’s usually a tad bit early to call the third game of a 16-game season a “must win.” However, the Seattle Seahawks find themselves in a situation where they really need a win when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. ET on KPTV-12, FOX or try FuboTV (free trial).
The Seahawks (0-2) came close in losses to the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears, but they’re still losses. The odds of them reaching the playoffs after losing their first two games of the season are getting longer. Since 2007, 91 teams have started 0-2. Just 10 of those teams earned a playoff berth. A loss to the Cowboys would likely end the Seahawks quest to earn a playoff berth.
If the Seahawks want to increase their chances of defeating the Cowboys, an improvement on offense is critical. They were stymied for three quarters by the Bears, and finally found their footing in the fourth quarter. The offensive line struggled again and quarterback Russell Wilson made some uncharacteristic mistakes – pick-6 interception, fumble – and he was holding onto the football too long, resulting in sacks. Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is “over-trying” in his efforts to make a play.
Another factor is reviving the running game. The Seahawks gained 74 yards and averaged 3.4 yards per attempt during the game and the Seahawks didn’t call a running play at all during the third quarter. The Seahawks to take some of the pressure off Wilson for him to perfect in every game.
The Cowboys (1-1) got themselves back on track with a solid 20-13 win over the New York Giants in Week 2. Quarterback Dak Prescott, challenged by the Giants leading up to the game, hit wide receiver Tavon Austin with a 64-yard scoring pass during their first series of the game. Prescott threw for less the 100 yards without the Austin strike, but he was efficient enough.
The Cowboys defense carried the team to the win against the Giants. The Cowboys defense sacked Giants Eli Manning six times and held running back Saquon Barkley to 28 yards and held the Giants to 35 yards rushing as a team.
You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Seahawks-Cowboys game:
What: Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys
When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV: KPTV-12, FOX
Watch online: You can watch the live stream of the game
“I think that he’s done a great job coaching those guys up. He’s so detail-oriented. You know that he understands the game so well,” Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson told reporters Thursday. “He’s done it with some of the best players obviously in the National Football League and it translates over to Dallas and what they’re trying to do right now.”