Cowboys vs. Seahawks: Top 5 Matchups To Watch

By K.J. Momberg

Cowboys vs. Seahawks: 5 Matchups To Watch

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The Dallas Cowboys head north to take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field this Sunday. The Cowboys are off to an impressive 4-1 start, but have lost each of their past two visits to Seattle. With that being said, here are the top five matchups to watch when the Cowboys take on the Seahawks.

5. WR Percy Harvin vs. CB Orlando Scandrick

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5. WR Percy Harvin vs. CB Orlando Scandrick

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Wide receiver Percy Harvin is Seattle's most dynamic offensive weapon, and will be eager to score after having three touchdowns nullified in Monday's win over the Washington Redskins. Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has played well since returning from his suspension and is arguably the team's best defensive player.

4. RB DeMarco Murray vs. Seahawks' Run Defense

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4. RB DeMarco Murray vs. Seahawks' Run Defense

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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray leads the league in rushing and is the main reason behind the team's 4-1 start. He will face his toughest test yet against a Seahawks run defense that ranks No. 1 in the league with just 62.2 yards per game.

3. RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Cowboys' Run Defense

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3. RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Cowboys' Run Defense

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While Murray may have difficulty finding running room, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could be in store for a big game. The Cowboys rank No. 20 against the run with 122 yards per game.

2. QB Tony Romo vs. Seahawks' Pass Defense

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2. QB Tony Romo vs. Seahawks' Pass Defense

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has taken a backseat to Murray this season, but the veteran signal-caller is in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career. Romo is completing an impressive 69.2 percent of his passes, but could find things more difficult against Seattle's Legion of Boom.

1. QB Russell Wilson vs. Cowboys' Pass Defense

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1. QB Russell Wilson vs. Cowboys' Pass Defense

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now. He will face a Cowboys pass defense that ranks 18th in the league at 247.8 yards per game and is steadily improving since the return of cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

K.J. Momberg is a Jacksonville Jaguars writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @k_momberg or add him to your network on Google.

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