Then again, I feel like this league is so weird that it usually bounces back the other way, especially when it seems like all hope is gone.
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jaguars are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Cowboys.
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Jacksonville has won two of the past three meetings, although Dallas took the most recent match-up in Texas back in 2010. Expect a fourth game under 80 yards rushing, due to the ineptitude of the help around him. Zeke is a threat out of the backfield, leading Dallas with 22 receptions. Sure, Dallas held Houston to 19 points in the overtime loss and seemingly held the Texans out of the end zone despite what seemed like 30 plays from the 1-yard line. The Jaguars have scouted, drafted and meticulously crafted their defense from the front lines, through the linebackers and into the secondary. Dallas’ Jason Garrett has been criticized, heavily, for some of his decision making, and quarterback Dak Prescott has really struggled to lead the offense.
At home, the Jags dominated the Patriots for four quarters. Jacksonville is particularly good at slowing the pass (955 total passing yards in five games). He has completed 89 of 144 passes this season (61.8 percent), good for 28th in the league, with five touchdowns and four interceptions while working with a new group of wide receivers. Herndon, who plays mainly special teams, did not play last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. As the Jags stack the box preparing to stop the run, they’ll be daring the Cowboys to throw the ball. Their offense just has no passing attack on a consistent basis.
Marrone said that Fournette, Hayden and cornerback Tre Herndon (hamstring) – all of whom will miss Sunday’s game – running on the side was a great sign.
Back in the preseason, the Jaguars were glad to have Paul as a special-teams contributor who provided depth on offense. RB Ezekiel Elliott averaging 154 yards from scrimmage per game in past three, with TD catch. The 5.2 yards per carry is the highest average in his career thus far for a season. That has been without Lee for half of the games they have played. The Cowboys rank ninth defensively in yards allowed and a dismal 25th in yards gained offensively. Most of that blame lands on the shoulders of Blake Bortles.
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Both teams drafted players at the same position with similar circumstances in the second round when the Cowboys selected Jaylon Smith and the Jaguars landed Myles Jack.
We know that the Jaguars have a lot of talent on defense, and have two very talented running backs they like to build their offense on. Starting 3-3, Jacksonville losses credibility as a playoff contender.