Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys Free Week 8 NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Sunday, November 1, 2015 2:07 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 2:07 PM UTC

Seattle is 3-4 and coming off a long week after handing San Francisco last Thursday night. Dallas has lost four in a row and are facing a Seattle team that has been disrespected all season.

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -5.5 -110 at Pinnacle
Seattle opened up the NFL odds as a 5.5-point favorite on the road and the line has moved to -6 as Dallas still has Cassel under center with Tony Romo still sidelined. Cassel was picked off three times against the Giants, but the Cowboys stayed in the game because of 152 yards on the ground from Darren McFadden, and you can't count on that again. There has also been a lot of talk about Seattle's defense being on the decline, but they're still fifth in the NFL in points allowed. If the offense can ever get going, the Seahawks are probably still the best team in the NFC, along with Green Bay.

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For the Seahawks, RB Thomas Rawls is the only player that hasn't practiced this week due to a calf problem, but that seems to be all. After a shaky start to the season, Seattle seems to be coming around injury-wise.

Bryant has been practicing all week after breaking his foot, and all signs are pointing to his return, although it wouldn't be wise to put too much pressure on him. The WR played in Week 1 and hasn't played since, so he might be eased into the lineup, especially against Seattle's defense. However, the Cowboys might not have much of a choice. In other news, RB Joseph Randle is probably out with an abdominal injury, which means more pressure on McFadden.


The Seahawks are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games, and they're 1-2-1 ATS on the road this season. The Cowboys have covered in just one of their last six games, and they're 1-7 ATS in their last eight at home.

The two have split their last 10 ATS since 2001, with the Cowboys covering six times. In Dallas, the Cowboys are 6-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in eight games against the Seahawks.

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