The Seattle Seahawks will try to get back on track and continue their push for a playoff spot when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. After starting the season 5-2, Seattle (6-5) has lost three of its last four games and sits in second place in the NFC West standings. If the season ended today, the Seahawks would sneak into the playoffs as the second wild card team from the NFC. They are two games behind Dallas (8-3) for the top wild card spot. The Cowboys enter Thursday Night Football on a three-game winning streak.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Dallas is a nine-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Seahawks odds while the over/under for total points scored is 47.5. Before you make any Seahawks vs. Cowboys picks or NFL bets, you need to see what SportsLine expert Larry Hartstein has to say, considering his mastery of picks involving Dallas.

A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed working for Pro Football Focus. He tied for 52nd place (out of 1,598 entries) in the 2022 Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, going 53-34-3 ATS. Those selections form the basis of his weekly SportsLine NFL best bets, which are 58-39-2 since the start of last season, including a perfect 3-0 record last week.

He also is an amazing 20-5 (+1435) on his last 25 NFL picks in games involving the Cowboys. Anyone who has consistently followed him is way up.

Now, Hartstein has set his sights on Cowboys vs. Seahawks and just locked in his picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Seahawks vs. Cowboys:

  • Cowboys vs. Seahawks spread: Dallas -9
  • Cowboys vs. Seahawks over/under: 47.5 points
  • Cowboys vs. Seahawks money line: Dallas -432, Seattle +334
  • DAL: Cowboys lead the NFL in scoring offense (31.6 points per game)
  • SEA: Bobby Wagner ranks fifth with 113 total tackles
  • Cowboys vs. Seahawks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Cowboys can cover

CeeDee Lamb is off to one of the best starts to a season by a receiver in franchise history. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Lamb is third in the league this season in receiving yards (1,066). That total is the third most through 11 games in franchise history, behind only Michael Irvin in 1995 and Terrell Owens in 2007.

In addition, Seattle quarterback Geno Smith has struggled this season. Last year, Smith led the league in completion percentage (69.8) while throwing 30 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. But this season, he ranks 17th in completion percentage (65.4) and has thrown 12 touchdowns against eight interceptions. See which team to pick here

Why the Seahawks can cover

Fourth-year linebacker Jordyn Brooks is having a career year despite tearing an ACL just 11 months ago. The former first-round pick ranks second on the teams in tackles (95), behind only six-time first team All-Pro Bobby Wagner. Brooks also has seven tackles for loss, three passes defensed and a career-high 3.5 sacks. In last week's loss to the 49ers Day, he led the team in tackles (12) and returned his first career interception for his first NFL touchdown.

In addition, Seattle has owned the regular season series against Dallas recently. The Seahawks have won the last four head-to-head regular season matchups against the Cowboys. The last time these teams met, in Week 3 of the 2020 season, Seattle won 38-31. See which team to pick here.

How to make Cowboys vs. Seahawks picks

Hartstein has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Under the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.

Who wins Seahawks vs. Cowboys on Thursday Night Football, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. Cowboys spread to back, all from the expert on a 20-5 roll on picks involving Dallas, and find out.