Week 13’s Thursday night football matchup features two potential NFC wild card teams as the Cowboys host the Seahawks. Here’s a look at a same game parlay featuring Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Geno Smith, and the Seahawks team total under.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys Same Game Parlay Picks
The Cowboys are decisive home favorites heading into Thursday’s game. Dallas is sitting at -405 on the moneyline, and the over/under is 46.5 points. This Thursday night parlay is crafted using FanDuel, so different sportsbooks will offer different odds.
Leg 1: Seahawks Under 18.5 Points (-110)
The Seahawks’ offense just has not found the same success it did last season, and without Kenneth Walker III, the outlook isn’t terrific against a balanced Cowboys defense. The Seahawks have struggled against tough defenses this season, scoring 13 points or fewer against the Bengals, 49ers, and Ravens while also scoring 16 twice against the Rams. The Browns are the exception – Seattle scored 24, though 14 of those points came shortly after Cleveland turnovers. The Cowboys likely won’t be as careless with the ball.
Of the other five opponents who let the Seahawks score 20+ points, one was the Lions while the rest are a combined 11-36. Seattle would be breaking a trend by getting to 20 points or so against this Cowboys defense, and offensive coordinator Shane Waldron doesn’t appear to have this unit on the verge of a breakthrough.
Leg 2: Jaxon Smith-Njigba Over 38.5 Receiving Yards (-114)
While the Cowboys’ secondary has some impressive pieces, it’s tough to imagine the Seahawks’ passing game getting totally shut down with Jaxon Smith-Njigba emerging as a legitimate weapon alongside D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
The rookie made one of the best catches by any receiver this season on Thanksgiving, and he’s posted at least 40 yards in six of his last seven games. He was only targeted three times last week as the 49ers dominated time of possession, but Smith-Njigba was targeted at least five times in six of his previous seven games.
In a game that will more than likely see the Seahawks trying to pass their way back into it – or at least passing to keep up with the Cowboys’ offense – it makes plenty of sense for Geno Smith to target JSN often and keep building his momentum. The presence of both Metcalf and Lockett should force the Cowboys to move some of their attention away from Smith-Njigba.
Leg 3: Tony Pollard Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-114)
The Cowboys have been giving Rico Dowdle some run lately, but Tony Pollard is still the guy when it comes to their rushing attack. Finding the end zone has been a challenge for Pollard, but he’s started to look more efficient lately with 5.1 yards per carry in Week 11 and 6.1 in Week 12. Pollard has run for at least 50 yards in five consecutive games, though only his last two performances have hit the 60-yard mark. Can he get there again?
The Seahawks are allowing 4.2 yards per carry, 20th in the NFL, and their run defense was abused by Christian McCaffrey on Thanksgiving. The unit was brutalized by the Ravens earlier in November, allowing 298 yards, and both Royce Freeman and Brian Robinson Jr. averaged at least 4.3 yards per carry in the two games in between. If the Cowboys can jump out to an early lead, all signs point to Pollard seeing his share of carries and taking advantage of them.
Same Game Parlay Card For Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys
- Seahawks Under 18.5 Points (-110)
- Jaxon Smith-Njigba Over 38.5 Receiving Yards (-114)
- Geno Smith Under 222.5 Passing Yards (-114)
TNF Same Game Parlay Odds: +482 (varies by sportsbook)