Bet 'Over' for Cowboys vs. Seahawks Week 6 NFL Picks

Jeff Grant

Friday, October 10, 2014 3:08 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 3:08 PM GMT

The Dallas Cowboys have the personnel to move the ball offensively against the Seattle Seahawks, which will lead to the OVER cashing in the Pacific Northwest.

A Major Test
Dallas has rattled off four wins in a row since its season-opening defeat to the San Francisco 49ers, as it looks to build off a 20-17 overtime victory over the Houston Texans as five-point home favorites last week.

Cowboys signal-caller Tony Romo continues to show improvement after missing much of last year with a back injury, which is important to consider when making your Week 6 NFL predictions, as he’s completed 71 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and two interceptions during the win streak.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise has gone 7-11 SU and 12-6 ATS as NFL odds underdogs.

 

Home Sweet Home
Seattle lands in a difficult situational spot after picking up a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins as seven-point road favorites on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast, but it should be able to move past any fatigue after having its bye the previous week.

Third-year quarterback Russell Wilson earned NFC offensive player of the week honors against the Redskins, which is one of the main reasons why the Seahawks are more than a touchdown favorite in this matchup, while he’s also won 19 of 20 career games at CenturyLink Field.

It’s important to point out that the defending Super Bowl champions 4-0 SUATS versus NFC East opponents since 2012.

 

Ground Attack
DeMarco Murray’s receiving a lot of headlines due to entering this week as the league’s leading rusher, but the Cowboys sit behind the Seahawks with the two teams averaging 167.3 and 160.0 rushing yards per game.

Murray allows Dallas to be balanced offensively, which should place some pressure on Seattle’s dominant stop unit, as Romo will have some opportunities in finding wide receiver Dez Bryant in one-on-one situations against cornerback Richard Sherman.

 

Don’t Forget About Lynch
The Cowboys lost the rushing battle for the first time last week in facing Texans star Arian Foster, who has a somewhat similar style of running between the tackles.

Lynch has the potential to have a huge game, as Seahawks will be able to spread the field against the Cowboys, with the threat of wide receiver Percy Harvin and Wilson making plays with their legs.

Make sure to take a look at any player prop matchups that may become available, as Murray may have a difficult time finding room against a defense that leads the league in giving up just 62.3 rushing yards per game.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their Week 6 NFL picks, as the OVER is 5-0 in the Seahawks’ last five games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night affair.

NFL Pick:  Over 46.5 at Pinnacle

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