Welcome back, my football friends. We are nearing the end of the torturous time of year that they call the offseason. It was truly terrible. It has been a long, cold, often media-fueled winter that we Dallas Cowboys fans (otherwise known as sick, sad fans) had to face.
But here we are. Buckling ourselves in once again for another year of hope, joy, inevitable pain, media circus headlines, and all we have is each other. Oh, it is so good to be back.
As you may recall, this piece was a weekly recurring article during the season last year and OH BOY, do I have good news for you… you get to subject yourself to reading my weekly analysis once again. Kind of like marriage, watching the Cowboys and reading this weekly article is for better or worse.
So, I figured, why not give myself, all of you, and this article its own “preseason” action? A little run-through of the history of the matchup, a look at the weather (RIVETING), a couple of key players, and as always, end with a projection.
As was a staple last year, I will be in the comment section each week talking and replying to as many as I can. Makes this even more fun with sharing ideas and thoughts. Time to talk Cowboys!
Cowboys vs Seahawks: History, key matchups, and prediction
Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Cowboys vs Seahawks: Matchup History
All-time Record: 11-10 in favor of the Cowboys (1-1 in the playoffs)
Most recent result: Seattle Seahawks 38, Dallas Cowboys 31 on September 27, 2020
Oddly enough, the current state of the Cowboys started its journey in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on an eventful day back in 2016. That preseason, Tony Romo was the starting quarterback for the Cowboys until a hit in that game set the scene for a young Dak Prescott.
Prescott was thrust into action and posted a stat-line of 17/23 for 116 yards and one touchdown. Following this game, Prescott was the starting quarterback on the way to a 13-3 record and NFC East title. Tony Romo never started for the Cowboys again prior to retirement. That gets us to today.
This time around, it is highly unlikely we experience the roller coaster ride and terror that was sent down our spines back in 2016 as the preseason has become a glorified practice for the Cowboys under head coach Mike McCarthy.