Cowboys vs Jets Predictions and Odds Breakdown
MetLife Stadium is the venue where Sam Darnold and the New York Jets will take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Dallas opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 44.5. The Cowboys are 3-2-0 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Jets are 1-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers and lost 34-24. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 27/44 with 463 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He tossed 3 picks on the day. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per run. Amari Cooper led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 226 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 20.5 yards per reception for that game. The Dallas Cowboys rushed the ball a total of 21 times and earned 122 yards which earned them an average of 5.8 yards per rush. Overall, the Cowboys earned a total of 32 first downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 124 yards. For the game, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 563 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas conceded 22 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 335 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. In the running game, the Cowboys conceded 120 yards on 29 attempts which means they allowed 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Alan Matthews has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Giants and Patriots.
Cowboys Slide to 3-2 After Loss
The Cowboys head into this game 3-2 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26 points per game, putting them 10th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 141 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the NFC and 1st in the league with 2,264 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cowboys currently have a total of 11 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the NFC East and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 18.0 points per game which has them at 4th in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have allowed 1,102 yards. Teams are completing 65.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.5 yards per attempt. They have conceded 3 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards on the ground, Dallas is giving up 101.4 yards per game which has them at 2nd among NFC East teams and 13th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush which has them at 9th in the conference and 16th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 704 rushing yards through 5 contests.
In the last game they played, the New York Jets played the Philadelphia Eagles and were defeated 31-6. Le'Veon Bell led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 43 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Demaryius Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 47 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 11.8 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Jets was Luke Falk who went 15/26 with 120 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 2 picks during the game. Take a look where the Jets are ranked in Doc's Week 6 NFL power rankings. The New York Jets rushed the ball a total of 19 times and generated 67 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per run. In the game, they ran 55 plays for 128 yards. Overall, the Jets earned 9 1st downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 52 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York allowed 17 completions on 29 tries for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the running game, the Jets allowed 84 yards on 29 attempts giving the other team an average of 2.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 265 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Jets Worsen Their Mark to 0-4 After Loss
The Jets come into this game with a record of 0-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jets have one of the worst offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Jets currently sit at 3rd among AFC East teams and 31st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 9.8 points per contest. New York hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 66 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 30th among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 264 yards rushing through 4 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Jets average 180 yards per contest overall which has them at 32nd in the league and 16th in the conference.
The Jets are giving up 25.3 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the division and 25th in the NFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 101 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are allowing 88 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league and 2nd among AFC East teams. In 2019, they have conceded 350 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are giving up 260 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jets are currently ranked 12th in the AFC. They have conceded 5 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +7.5
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