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Seahawks vs. Cowboys - 10/12/14 NFL Pick, Odds, Prediction

Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
Date & Time Sunday October 12, 2014, 4:25 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Seattle Seahawks -8 -- Over/Under: 47
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The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks will clash in a big NFC matchup Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

The Dallas Cowboys have won four straight and look to improve to 3-0 SU on the road. The Cowboys are riding an improved DeMarco Murray, who has rushed for 100 or more yards in all five games and has scored five touchdowns. The Cowboys are 9-3 SU when Murray tops the 100 rushing-yard mark in his career. Tony Romo is also playing solid football by completing 69.2 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and five interceptions, and he’s thrown two or more touchdowns in three straight games. Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and have caught all nine of Romo’s touchdown passes. The Cowboys have produced 18 offensive plays of 20 or more yards and have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring 21 or more points. Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys are allowing 20.6 points, 369.8 yards, and they’ve forced nine turnovers and five sacks. Barry Church leads the Cowboys with 28 tackles and Bruce Carter has 25 tackles.

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The Seattle Seahawks are playing on a short week after a Monday night win over the Washington Redskins. The Seahawks are first in the league in rushing yards and rushing yards allowed. Marshawn Lynch is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season. Russell Wilson is coming off a 122-rushing-yard performance, but he’s also completing 70.3 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and one interception. Including the Super Bowl, Wilson has thrown two touchdowns now in five straight games. The Seahawks have 15 offensive plays of 20 or more yards and are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when scoring 21 or more points. Defensively, the Seattle Seahawks are allowing 20.8 points, 317.8 yards, and they’ve forced three turnovers and six sacks. Bobby Wagner leads the Seahawks with 43 tackles and K.J. Wright has three tackles for loss.

The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Seahawks are 40-18-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, while the underdog is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. 

The Dallas Cowboys have really impressed me over the last month and seem to be playing with a point to prove this season. And while the Seattle Seahawks are great and nearly unbeatable at home, their defense hasn't been making as many game-changing plays as we've seen in the past. Dallas usually plays its best in bigger games and should put up a hell of a fight. I'm taking America's team and the points, and giving the Cowboys a slight chance to win SU. 

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Dallas Cowboys +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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