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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

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Dez Bryant: If it’s up to me, I’m playing | ProFootballTalk
Officially, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. But in his mind, there's no question that he should be on the field. “Don’t know yet. We want to see how I feel with this week of practice,” Bryant said.

NFL Week 8 Game Rankings: Hype for Packers-Broncos a mile high -
Somebody's losing in Denver. That's for sure when the unbeaten Packers and Broncos clash Sunday night. Could the Bengals and Panthers fall as well?

Agent's Take: Megatron to the Panthers, and 6 more bold trade ideas -
Panthers adding a star receiver? Broncos trading for an elite running back? Seahawks and Colts adding interior line help? It likely won't happen before the trade deadline, no matter how much sense it makes.

Top 2016 NFL free agents - Von Miller of Denver Broncos leads talented group
Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller and Cowboys DE Greg Hardy lead Field Yates' look at the best soon-to-be free agents.

Week 8 fantasy advice: Watch out for Stewart, Austin, Cooks
NFL Nation reporters have insight on which players could star this weekend.

'Boys optimistic about Dez playing, will monitor snaps -
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday that barring any setback he expects Dez Bryant to play on Sunday. However, the Cowboys plan to monitor the receivers snap count in his first game since Week 1.

Cards plan to increase Andre Ellington's role Sunday -
The Arizona Cardinals plan to increase Andre Ellington's role in the offense this week. The running back has just nine carries in three games since his return from a knee injury.

49ers cut Jarryd Hayne, promote RB Kendall Gaskins -
The San Francisco 49ers waived former National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne on Saturday and promoted tailback Kendall Gaskins from the practice squad.

‘Boys’ Cassel conjures up a Seahawk nightmare | Sportspress Northwest
Cowboys interim QB Matt Cassel hasn't had a banner NFL career, but he delivered one of the greatest performances by an opposing quarterback against the Seahawks five years ago.

Seahawks All-Pro CB Sherman may shadow Dallas' All-Pro WR Bryant | - Sports
RENTON — Richard Sherman's week got a lot more intriguing.So did Sunday's Seahawks-Cowboys game.Dallas' All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant...

Happy Halloween from Texas, before “frisky” Seahawks play the Cowboys | The News Tribune
The Seahawks have a golden chance to be 7-4 entering December. They play at a Cowboys team that’s lost four straight and is in disarray with a Plan C quarterback and more issues. Then Seattle gets a bye and three straight home games, something that’s happened only once in the last 11 years.

6 things to watch: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (Week 8) -
The Seattle Seahawks took a big first step in getting their season back on track last Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers, cruising to a 20-3 victory to move their record to 3-4. Seattle will stay on the road in Week 8, as the Hawks travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys.

Video: Pete Carroll says Seahawks were 'frisky' after extra rest - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked about the health of the team heading into Sunday's Dallas game after getting extra rest following last week's Thursday win. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Cowboys a much tougher matchup for a Seahawks team still desperate for wins - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks are coming off an impressive win over the 49ers, but Sunday's road game at Dallas might be more than Seattle's shaky offensive line can handle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Mostly Healthy Heading to Dallas, but LT Russell Okung is Questionable | Seattle Seahawks
The good news for the Seahawks is that 52 of the players on the 53-man roster are expected to be available for Sunday’s game at Dallas.

The Opposing View: An Insider’s Look at the Dallas Cowboys | Seattle Seahawks beat writer David Helman answers five questions about the Cowboys ahead of Seattle's Week 8 game at Dallas.

Seattle's Week 8 Matchup at Dallas a Homecoming for Texas-Native Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
Nine Seahawks players have home ties to the great state of Texas.

Carl's Lock of the Century: Cowboys-Seahawks - ESPN Video
Carl makes his Week 8 pick by looking at the injury struggles of the Cowboys and taking great pleasure in picking Dallas to lose against the Seahawks.

Why the Seahawks running game is going ‘back to its roots’ | The Seattle Times
Seattle is using its running backs more traditionally. Sometimes that means using a fullback. Sometimes that means having a quarterback under center with a lone running back behind him. The payoff is the running back gets the ball with a running start — the “downhill” effect.

Can Dallas be the turning point for Seahawks' O-line? It was before - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'We've gone through some growing pains, and hopefully we can get out of it,' Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of the offensive line, a group that may be on the verge of turning things around. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Kris Richard explains why the Seattle Seahawks aren’t blitzing more this season | The Seattle Times
Many thought Kris Richard, the Seahawks’ new defensive coordinator, would bring more pressure this season. Here’s why that hasn’t happened.

Three questions for Seattle Seahawks, NFL entering Tuesday’s trading deadline | The Seattle Times
The NFL trading deadline is Tuesday, and though few trades are usually made, deals can get done, as the Seahawks did last year in jettisoning Percy Harvin.

If Dez Bryant plays against Seahawks, Richard Sherman will shadow him -
The Seahawks have strayed from their practice of keeping their cornerbacks to a certain side of the field this season.