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6 Things To Know About The Seahawks' Week 13 Opponent, The Dallas Cowboys

Six things to know about this week’s opponent ahead of Thursday night’s game in Dallas.

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The 6-5 Seahawks prepare for their second consecutive Thursday night matchup against the 8-3 Dallas Cowboys. Here are six things to know about Seattle's Week 13 opponent ahead of Thursday's meeting:

Dak Prescott: Year of Resurgence

In 2022, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw the most interceptions of his career (15), but through 11 games in 2023, Prescott has matched his 2022 passing touchdown total (23), while throwing just six interceptions. The Mississippi State alum is completing a career-high 70 percent of his passes, ranking No. 2 league-wide. In his last five games, Prescott has thrown 17 touchdowns and just 2 picks.

Seattle will look to cause disruption in the backfield, as Prescott has not been sacked in his last-three contests.

CeeDee Lamb: Mr. 1K

Fourth-year Dallas wideout CeeDee Lamb has gained 1,000-plus receiving yards for the third-consecutive year, gaining 1,066 yards and six touchdowns on 78 receptions. The Oklahoma alum has been red-hot in November, scoring a touchdown in each of his last three contests. Stopping the 2020 first-round selection will be a priority for Seattle, as Lamb enters Thursday's contest with five 100-yard contests on the year.

Micah Parsons: Immediate Impact

For the third-consecutive season, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has recorded double-digit sacks (11.5). The Penn State alum joins Dwight Freeney and Reggie White as the only pass rushers to record 11-plus sacks in each of their first three seasons. Parsons was selected No. 12-overall by Dallas in the 2021 draft, earning first-team All-Pro in consecutive seasons. Parsons comes into Thursday's matchup with 5.5 sacks in his last three games and 7.5 in his last-five. Dallas ranks No. 2 in passing yardage allowed (167.2 YPG), as the Parsons-led pass rush is tied for third-best sack percentage (3.4) league-wide.

DaRon Bland: Take It To The House

Second-year Cowboys' cornerback DaRon Bland continues to blossom into one of the best ballhawks in the league, as he continues his record-breaking sophomore campaign. The Fresno State alum recorded five interceptions as a rookie, along with seven passes defensed. Through 11 games this year, Bland has topped his first-year production, recording a league-best seven interceptions, breaking a league-record with five returned for a touchdown. Seattle will do its best to protect the ball from Bland, who recorded an interception in four of his last five contests.

Tony Pollard: RB1

Fifth-year Cowboys running back Tony Pollard leads the offense on the ground with 669 yards and four touchdowns on 160 carries. The versatile University of Memphis alum also has 39 receptions, matching his season total for each of the previous two seasons. The dual-threat back has scored a touchdown in his last two games on the ground, combining for 140 yards. Seattle will look to slow down Pollard as a receiving back as well, as he has been targeted at least five times in three of his last four games.

Jake Ferguson: Sophomore Standout

The Cowboys selected Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson in the fourth round of the 2022 draft. As a rookie, Ferguson caught 19 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns across 16 games. So far this year, Ferguson scored four touchdowns to set a new career-high, doubling his receptions (40) for 421 yards. Seattle will look to neutralize Ferguson, who has grown into one of quarterback Dak Prescott's favorite targets.

The Seahawks and Cowboys face off on Thursday Night Football, Nov. 30, 2023. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Cowboys.

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