Jaguars vs Cowboys : The Jacksonville Jaguars open as a three point favorite on the road as they travel to take on the Dallas Cowboys late Sunday afternoon. Some people may be surprised after losing 30-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs to see the Jaguars as favorites on the road, but the reality is the Cowboys just aren’t very good right now.
NFL Football Week 6
Jaguars vs Cowboys
Date : Sunday, October 14
Time : 4:25 Pm Et
Jaguars vs Cowboys
If the Jaguars offense can rebound from their disastrous showing against a solid Cowboys defense, they should be able to control the game. The Cowboys offense has struggled to do much other than occasionally run the football well so far in the 2018 season. Dallas averages just about 17 points per game and the Jaguars, even after Sunday, average allowing 17.2 points per game.
The big advantage for the Jaguars should be the fact that the Cowboys passing game has been all but nonexistent. Dak Prescott has struggled passing the ball so far this season, throwing just five touchdowns and being sacked 16 times. The team’s leading receiver is actually running back Ezekiel Elliott, as Dallas doesn’t really have any big threat at the receiver or tight end positions.
The big key will be if the Jaguars offense, more specifically Blake Bortles, can rebound from their poor showing against the Chiefs. We’ll also need to keep an eye on the left tackle position as well, since Josh Wells picked up a groin injury and Josh Walker may need to fill in.
One of the most eagerly anticipated Week 6 NFL matchups can be seen on CBS as the Dallas Cowboys host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kickoff from AT&T Stadium is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. Both teams are coming off brutal losses. While Dallas dropped an overtime heart-breaker in Houston, Jacksonville was picked apart by opportunistic Kansas City in a 30-14 decision. The Jaguars are 3-point road favorites, up from an open of 1.5, in the latest Cowboys vs. Jaguars odds. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has inched down from 41.5 to 40.5.
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.
Tierney knows Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw 61 passes last Sunday in Kansas City. While he racked up an impressive 430 yards, he completed just 54 percent of his attempts and was picked off four times in the resounding defeat. For the season, he’s thrown for over 1,500 yards, but only eight scores against seven interceptions.
With no Leonard Fournette (hamstring), Jacksonville will again turn to T.J. Yeldon to lead the ground attack. He’s netting 4.4 yards and has collected four touchdowns — three receiving.
Just because the Jaguars have been inconsistent defensively doesn’t mean they can’t cover on Sunday.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is averaging only 172 passing yards per game and has thrown for only five touchdowns and four interceptions. He also isn’t running much, picking up just 121 yards on scrambles.
And after back-to-back, 100-plus-yard rushing efforts against the Seahawks and Lions, the Texans put Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in lockdown mode, holding him to 54 rushing yards on 20 carries for a 2.7 average.
Tierney has evaluated all of these circumstances and while we can tell you he’s leaning Over, has found a crucial X-factor that determines which side of the spread you should be all over. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.