Cowboys vs Seahawks Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Week 1 is down for the NFL preseason, but for many on the fringe of team rosters, there is still plenty of work to do in the final two games before the regular season starts.

The Cowboys and the Seahawks face off on Saturday night in what should be an intriguing matchup with plenty of betting props worth your consideration.

Cowboys vs Seahawks Odds

NFL odds used for this Dallas vs Seattle preview were found at DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of August 17, at 11 p.m.ET.

  • Moneyline: Seahawks (-258) • Cowboys (+210)
  • Spread: Seahawks -7 (-105) • Cowboys +7 (-115)
  • Total Points: Over 40.5 (-108) • Under 40.5 (-112)
  • Implied Score: Seahawks 23.75, Cowboys 16.75

Cowboys vs Seahawks Predictions

Score Pick: Seahawks 28, Cowboys 17

Seattle has a strong second-unit offense led by QB Drew Lock that should be able to keep steady production throughout the game. On the other hand, Dallas struggled to contain Jacksonville last week and allowed two fourth-quarter scoring drives.

Expect Lock and Holton Ahlers to find similar success as they lead the Seahawks to victory.

Cowboys vs Seahawks Best Bets & Props

Seahawks +7 (-105)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit

The Seahawks were well-balanced in their attack against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 of the preseason and found success in various ways. With the first unit offense getting time early in the game, plus the well-roundedness of RB Bryant Koback for the running game, Seattle should be able to control this game and cover as favorites as my NFL pick of the day.

Seahawks to Win by 7-12 (+360)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 units

The preseason tends to have more variance from week to week regarding team performances, but there also tends to be a cap on the scoring differences in these games. The Seahawks likely can win this game by over a score, but the Cowboys have enough offensive firepower to keep it from getting out of hand, so a safe 7-12 point win range could be a nice investment for a quality return.

Over 40.5 (-108)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit

Both offenses had similar levels of success in passing production that should allow for the necessary scoring to take place in this second week of preseason football. While both teams have quality starting QBs, both squads also have high-end second- and third-string passers that should keep the game flow going as both teams work to produce in later parts of the contest.

Cowboys vs Seahawks Same Game Parlay

Cowboys vs Seahawks SGP (+276)

DraftKings Sportsbook (+276) • WAGER: 1 unit

  • SEA Seahawks -7 (-105)
  • Over 40.5 (-108)

Both teams showed promising signs of life in their preseason openers, but the Seattle Seahawks have the depth and passer-friendly scheme to keep control of this contest and cover the seven-point spread. However, the Cowboys have a solid collection of offensive weapons that should make this game high-scoring enough to cover the 40.5 line placed on it.


John Arlia

Before joining The Game Day, John served as the National Writer for the United Soccer League, where he primarily covered the USL Championship out of the league’s headquarters in Tampa, FL. A devout soccer fan, John attended the men’s World Cups in Brazil and Russia and can’t wait for the 2026 edition to come to North America. Having also written for Sporting News Canada since getting his master’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, John has acquired a diverse sporting background, but considers football, golf, and soccer his three strong suits.

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