NFL Picks: Week 13 Seahawks vs Cowboys


Make your first deposit and get up to $2,500 sign up bonus.

Join Now

The NFC playoff race is heating up, and NFL Thursday Night Football brings a high-stakes matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks, holding a 6-5 record and clinging to the last playoff spot, face the Cowboys, who are comfortably positioned as the top wildcard team with an 8-3 record. Both teams are coming off Thanksgiving games, with Seattle losing to the 49ers and Dallas demolishing the Commanders. As the Cowboys enter the game as 8.5-point favorites, fans and bettors alike are gearing up for an exciting showdown at AT&T Stadium at 8:15 EST.



Spread: Seahawks +8.5 (-110), Cowboys -8.5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Seahawks +315, Cowboys -425 

Total: O 47.5 (-108), U 47.5 (-112) 


Seattle Seahawks

NFL Team Seattle SeahawksThe Seahawks’ journey to the playoffs is hanging by a thread. Despite occupying the last playoff spot, their recent form is concerning, having lost three out of their last four games. Quarterback Geno Smith, who is 15th in the NFL in total passing yards, is showing signs of regression. With an average of 234.9 yards per game and a 12-8 TD-INT ratio, Smith’s performance in the past few games, particularly against the 49ers, indicates a need for improvement. Key players like DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will need to step up their game. On defense, Bobby Wagner leads with 113 tackles, but the team is struggling with turnovers, ranking 28th in turnover differential.


Dallas Cowboys

NFL Team Dallas CowboysThe Cowboys, just one game behind the NFC East-leading Eagles, are eyeing a strong finish to the season. Dak Prescott, 6th in total passing yards and boasting a 23-6 TD-INT ratio, is in excellent form. With CeeDee Lamb breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark and Tony Pollard contributing effectively from the backfield, Dallas’s offense is in top gear. The Cowboys’ defense, led by Damone Clark and the formidable Micah Parsons, ranks 4th in the league, allowing only 16.8 points per game. DaRon Bland’s record-setting interceptions have been a highlight, contributing to Dallas’s 22 takeaways this season.



In this critical NFC matchup, the Cowboys are expected to capitalize on their home advantage and recent form. The Seahawks, with Geno Smith showing inconsistency, may struggle against Dallas’s robust defense. The Cowboys’ passing game, ranking 5th in the league, is poised to exploit Seattle’s 22nd-ranked pass defense. With Dallas entering a challenging stretch of games, this matchup is a must-win to maintain momentum. Expect the Cowboys to not only secure victory but also cover the spread on BUSR’s NFL Odds, as they aim to strengthen their playoff position against a direct conference rival.

Bettors should watch for a motivated Dallas team, ready to take advantage of the Seahawks’ recent struggles and Geno Smith’s declining form. This Thursday night clash is set to be a pivotal moment in the NFC wildcard playoff race.