“Always goin’ for it, never put my fork down, Last call, Hail Mary, Prescott, touchdown, ay”. Whether it be a simple rhyme from a professing fan or a prophetic statement as stated by Dallas artist, Post Malone, the event took place in a week that many weighed in their minds to hold minimal value.
Would it be two drives or the half, was the question to be answered in a week 17 matchup against the New York Giants that changed nothing for the Cowboys in the
When Dallas matched against Seattle the first time, the Seahawks were able to sack Prescott 5 times. Whether it was Prescott’s fault or the OL, Prescott will have to once again manage a pocket against a DL that features Frank Clark, Poona Ford, & Jarran Reed. Not only an impactful DE in Clark, whose first step is among the best in the league, but the Seahawks DL also does a great job as a whole in not allowing QB to escape through the top of the pocket.
Dropping seven in coverage, schematically the defense is asking if that QB can anticipate a throw to the harder areas on the field (sideline & middle). Although, if Prescott is able to stay strong by stepping up into the pocket and deliver, chances will present themselves against this Seahawks secondary that will be absent of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas.
DangeRuss is the nickname Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has earned throughout his years, being one of the elite, prolific passers in the league. Thought of to be carried by infamous Legion of Boom to the start of his career, Wilson has made adversity appear as minuscule and throws on the run to be second nature. Their chance stands as long as he does, and if there was a name to highlight on who could affect him the most on Saturday, it’s Cowboys CB Chidobe Awuzie. However, it sounds laughable to claim this considering who and what the Cowboys are. From Demarcus Lawrence, Byron Jones, Jaylon Smith, LVE, to even players on the offense that help with ball control. Reason for this, Tyler Lockett exist on the other side and Wilson very much appreciates his presence.
Recently though, Awuzie has been at his best. In the past two weeks, Chido has been targeted 13 times and allowed 5 catches for 50 yards, adding a PBU and an interception in the process. The game starts in the trenches and will play a major role this week, but this matchup could determine a win or loss for either team.
An ongoing discussion that will continue to take place well through the offseason and one that we went into great detail in week 14, is who should be the left guard? Both Xavier Su’a-Filo and Connor Williams have had their weeks that would support their argument to start, but the identity and winning streak of the Cowboys
However, the pressure and focus