Cowboys vs Jaguars : NFL Football 2018 On Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET these two teams meet at AT&T Stadium believing they have strong futures — even if the Cowboys’ present is a little more muddled — based on what happened in the first two rounds in 2016.
The Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars are off to disappointing starts, but remain playoff contenders thanks to strident defenses. The Cowboys, who are allowing only 19.2 points per game, have yet to concede more than 24 in any week. The Jags had been allowing only 14 points per contest before last week’s 30-14 loss in Kansas City. These two teams meet on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. Jacksonville is a 3-point road favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Jaguars odds, up 1.5 from the opener. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has slipped from 41.5 to 40.
he Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) are traveling to play the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) today in a game that has almost become a must-win for both teams.
Before the game begins, we wanted to ask the Big Cat Country team (and you!) a simple question:
“How will the Jaguars do against the Cowboys today?”
Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC)
The Jaguars should be the Cowboys on Sunday and honestly it shouldn’t really be close. No one but Ezekiel Elliott on the Cowboys scares you, so the Jaguars should be able to key on stopping him and shut the rest down. Depending on which Jaguars offense shows up, they could win big.
Jaguars win 20-9
Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake)
This game (like every game quarterbacked by Blake Bortles) go either way. It could be a three-score win for the Jaguars, a close loss, a nail-biter that the Cowboys win by a field goal… I think the offense does just enough and the defense shuts down Dallas.
Jaguars win 17-6
Jon Kirland (@BCBCouch)
The narrative all week has been how endangered the offense is with the rash of injuries, so in true Jaguars/Bortles fashion, they’ll have an offensive explosion. The defense gets a touchdown off a turnover as well.
The Cowboys receivers have made a case that they’re not the only problem with the offense. Fine. That’s fair. But how about they start becoming a part of the solution? Veterans Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley, both of whom who have defended the sanctity of the receiving corps, need to step up and pull down some passes, whether Dak Prescott hits them between the numbers or not.
2. Get Ezekiel Elliott back on track
Speaking of stepping up on offense: Ezekiel Elliott was held to 54 yards in the loss last week. The way the Cowboys offense is structured, Elliott has to be more effective than that. Against the Jaguars’ defense (see No. 3), that won’t be easy. A week after a season-best 154 yards rushing, Elliott had a season-low 54 yards.
3. Jaguars stellar defense
The Jaguar defense is among the NFL’s best in points allowed (17.2 points a game) and total yards (292.2 yards a game). Jacksonville is particularly good at slowing the pass (955 total passing yards in five games). So, good luck to Prescott and the Cowboys receivers at snapping out of the doldrums this week. The Jaguars are one of three teams that haven’t yet allowed 1,000 or more passing yards. And the other two teams have played four games to the Jaguars five.
Before you make any Cowboys vs. Jaguars picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s Mike Tierney has to say. Tierney, one of SportsLine’s most proficient NFL prognosticators, has been covering the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls.
More importantly, he is riding a remarkable 15-7 hot streak on against-the-spread picks involving Dallas, and anyone who has followed his advice is up big. Now, he has scrutinized Cowboys vs. Jaguars from every possible angle to reveal a strong point-spread pick that he’s sharing only over at SportsLine