MANO A MANO: Dak Prescott duels with Russell Wilson

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) meets with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after a game at AT&T Stadium.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle and Dallas both badly need a win on Sunday and it could come down to which QB plays best.

The Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the Cowboys' Dak Prescott are star quarterbacks. There's no way around it.

But there's also no way around that after this weekend, one of them will have a woeful record. Either Prescott will be 1-2 or Wilson will be 0-3. There are plenty of factors that could tilt the game in either the Seahawks' or the Cowboys' favor, but at the end of the day, the QBs will get the most scrutiny.

With that in mind, here's a breakdown of the matchups when each QB is on the field.

Cowboys DBs vs. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. The Dallas secondary held the Giants to 6.3 yards per passing attempt, so Cowboys DBs Byron Jones, Chidobe Awuzie, Kavin Fraziere and Jeff Heath did a good job of limiting big plays from Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and company. The Dallas DBs need to keep it up versus Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Brandon Marshall, et al. It also helped last week that the Cowboys swarmed Eli Manning for six sacks. How many times can they get ti Wilson?

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott vs. Seahawks secondary. Prescott completed 16 of 25 passes last week for 160 yards and a touchdown versus the Giants. Although his QB rating was just 77.9, he connected with seven different targets and directed an efficient-at-times offense. The Seattle secondary isn’t as scary as it used to be, but will Prescott be able to exploit it? It would help if he can continue to increase Tavon Austin's involvement in the offense.

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