Get ready for Seahawks at Cowboys Wild-Card Weekend 2019
The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks both clinched playoff berths on Sunday, with the Cowboys locking up the NFC East for the second time in three years and the Seahawks earning one of the two NFC wild-card spots.
Although it is not guaranteed, the likely scenario for the first round of the NFL Playoffs will be a Seattle at Dallas matchup.
The Cowboys finished their game with a slight chance to move up to the No. 3 seed, but the Bears’ victory in San Francisco squashed it. The Cowboys will be the fourth seed and will host the No. 5 seed on wild-card weekend.
For the Seahawks their seeding will be determined in Week 17. A win or a loss by the Vikings will lock them in at No. 5. But a loss, combined with a Vikings victory, would put the Seahawks at No. 6. The latter is not likely.
With Seattle set to host the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals in Week 17, a loss would be difficult to predict. The Cards would lock up the No.1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with a loss as well–so both teams have “something” to play for.
The Cowboys went to Seattle in Week 3 and lost, 24-13.
Both teams are completely different at this point of the year, specifically Dallas who has seen a lot of changes throughout the course of the long NFL season.
In that Week 3 game, Geoff Swaim was the leading Cowboys receiver (5 receptions 47 yards) and Dak Prescott struggled, completing 19-of-34 passes for 168 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He had a 54.5 QB rating, a season-low.
That game was also in Seattle, this one in Dallas and the Cowboys are 7-1 at home this season. The Seahawks are a .500 team on the road at 4-4.
It will highlight a weekend of great matchups (as wild-card weekend usually does) but we will have to wait until Week 17 is complete to set the game in stone.