The Dallas Cowboys hope to get back on track as they take on the New York Jets on 10/13/19 at the MetLife Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys hope to avoid losing three straight games after starting the season at 3-0. After beating up three of the NFL’s worst teams, the Cowboys fell to the New Orleans Saints 10-12 two weeks ago and then last week, they were outgunned by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 24-34.
Against the Packers, Dak Prescott passed for 463 yards while Amari Cooper had 226 receiving yards, both career highs. However, all those numbers could do was keep the game close in the 4th period. The Dallas defense gave up four rushing touchdowns to Aaron Jones, which was a franchise record for Green Bay.
Dallas is averaging 25.2 points per game this season which is tied for 6th best in the NFL. The Cowboys are ranked 4th in passing with an average of 312.0 yards per game and are 6th in rush yards with an average of 140.8 per outing. The Dallas defense is allowing their opponents to score 18.0 points per game this season.
Odds were taken from BetOnline as of 10/09/19
While the Cowboys hope to regroup, the New York Jets hope to finally get on board. The Jets are 0-4 to start the 2019 NFL season and have been poor offensively. With starting quarterback Sam Darnold injured, the Jets scored only one offensive touchdown in their first four games. In their most recent outing, the Jets dropped a lopsided 6-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sam Darnold missed his third straight game while his backup Trevor Siemian suffered a season-ending injury in week 2 so it was third-stringer Luke Falk who got his second start against the Eagles. The Philly defense smothered Falk, to say the least. Falk threw just 120 yards with two interceptions and he was sacked nine times. If there’s anything positive for the Jets, it’s that Darnold has been cleared to play and is expected to start against the Cowboys.
New York is next to last in the league with an average of 113.5 passing yards per contest. The Jets are 30th overall in rushing with an average of only 66 yards per game. Their scoring average of 9.8 points per game is ranked 31st overall while the Jets defense is allowing 25.3 points per outing.
Dallas is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played. The Cowboys are 1-1 SU on the road this season and 4-1 SU in their last five-week 6 games played. New York is 0-7 SU in their last seven games played and the Jets are also 0-7 SU in their last seven home games. Head to head, the Jets are 2-1 SU in their last three meetings against the Cowboys.
It’s no surprise that Dallas is 3-2 SU on the season. They played the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins who are a combined 2-12 SU this season. In the last two weeks, the Cowboys lost to the Saints and Packers who are better teams. Thank goodness the New York Jets aren’t among the “better” teams. They are in the same category as the teams that Dallas beat up.
These 0-4 Jets scored only one offensive touchdown in its first four games with quarterback Sam Darnold injured. Darnold is expected to return here but he isn’t going to solve all their offensive woes. The Jets have a divisional matchup against the unbeaten Patriots at home next week and maybe looking ahead.
Dallas is the NFL betting favorite here. The Cowboys looked like contenders after three games. They are likely to pour out their frustrations on another winless team. I’m picking the Dallas Cowboys to beat the New York Jets on 10/13/19. Prediction: Dallas Cowboys
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The Cowboys are 3-1 ATS in four games played this season. Dallas is 1-1 ATS in two road games played so far and are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games played in October. The Jets are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played and New York is 0-2 ATS in two home games played this season. Head to head, the Cowboys are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games played against the Jets. Dallas is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games played in New York.
Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 10/09/19
Dallas is 3-0 ATS this season against three of the league’s worst teams. I’m not sure how really bad the Jets are but they certainly fall in the “one of the worst teams” category. New York’s offensive woes won’t end with Sam Darnold’s return. I think the Cowboys cover this spread and win big here. Prediction: Cowboys -8.5
The total has gone over in six out of the last 8 games played by the Cowboys but the under is 11-4 in Dallas’ last 15 games played on the road. The total has gone under in four out of the last five games played by the Jets. New York has seen the total go under five out of their last six NFC East opponents but over in five out of their last seven October games played. Head to head, the total has gone under in five out of the last seven games between these two teams.
Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 10/09/19
These teams have combined to score 37.8 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 41.0 points per game in their last three encounters. Dallas went over the 43.5 total only twice this season while the Jets have done so just once this year. New York’s offense is struggling to start the year, averaging just 11.0 points per game this season. Sam Darnold’s return is going to give them a push but given what we’ve seen so far, I don’t think it’s going to be enough to help the Cowboys breach this 43.5 total. Prediction: Under 43.5