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Russell Wilson vs Dak Prescott: A battle of two offences

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26th September, 2020
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Dallas travels to Seattle Sunday afternoon in the game of the week in the NFL for Week 3.

Both teams are coming off close wins over the Patriots and Falcons, although in truth both should have lost when Cam Newton found Julian Edelman in the end zone where he overthrew his receiver slightly, but it was still a pass the wideout should have caught. Then there was the miracle at Jerry World.

After three first-quarter turnovers (all of which were fumbles) the Cowboys found themselves down 20-0 and then 29-10 at halftime.

After halftime, the all-time regular-season choke happened. Dak Prescott brought his side back from the dead with the best passing performance since he has been in the league. Prescott sprayed it all over the field and with the up-tempo offence, the Falcons had no answer as the Cowboys won it as time expired thanks to a Greg Zuerlein 46-yard field goal as they got the 40-39 win.

Compared to the Atlanta Falcons, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are on another level. In his two games this season Wilson has gone for 610 yards, nine TDs, and one interception while having a completion percentage of 82.5 which is simply ridiculous. Wilson has a wealth of weapons on offence, but it is on the other side of the ball where they have struggled.

Injuries to key personnel have been partly to blame for that and with Bruce Irvin going down against the Patriots, the Seahawk defence can be got at. If Cam Newton can throw for 397 yards with his weapons or lack thereof, what will Prescott do with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Ceedee Lamb and Dalton Schultz, not to mention Zeke Elliott too?

The same things that make the Seahawks vulnerable are the same that make the Cowboys vulnerable too. That is why this will be a high scoring game as both teams have very leaky secondaries and their pass rush is average at best. So it will ultimately come down to the quarterback battle.

Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Just going by how each has fared so far many would be taking Wilson over Prescott for this one and rightly so. Wilson is the better quarterback but Prescott has a better offence, that is not to say that Wilson’s entourage of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and back Chris Carson are not on at least the same level, but I like the Cowboys’ receivers more than the Seahawks.

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Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy said earlier in the week that the Cowboys are “going to try and score as fast as we can and as often as we can,” which to me suggests that they will look to employ the hurry-up offence, and they have looked extremely good while in that style of football.

It will come down to the quarterbacks and who can play the cleaner game, as a Cowboys fan I might be a little bit biased but I like Dallas in this one but I do not say that with the greatest confidence as their defence is horrendous at this stage of the season and a guy as hot as Russell Wilson is going to put up points.

It will be a close one with both offences having their way with the opposing defences and putting up some serious numbers, and it will be a good old-fashioned quarterback duel. Prescott wins it this time in a close one, 34-31.