Jaguars vs. Cowboys Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19
October 10, 2018
After their big win over the Patriots, it would have been easy to predict a Jags win for this game. But three weeks later—not so much. The Jacksonville defence is still one of the better ones in the league. However, they have been vulnerable to good run games (Titans—150; Chiefs—126) which will definitely factor into the Cowboys game plan.
But the real problem has been on the offensive side of the ball for the Jags. With Leonard Fournette missing a lot of time with injuries, the run game has not been the factor that it was for them last season. T.J. Yeldon has been doing okay, but he doesn’t make defensive coordinators nervous as Fournette does.
Blake Bortles has been making the most of his excellent cast of receivers, but he also has seven interceptions on the season; he’s had five in the last two games alone.
So—who’s going to win?
What has been lost in the shuffle of the trials and tribulations of the Dallas offence is how well their defence has been playing. Last year, they folded when Sean Lee was injured; this year, they are thriving. Bortles may be able to pass on them, but without Fournette, the Jags will not move the ball on the ground.
Ezekiel Elliot, on the other hand, is going to get anywhere from 20 to 30 touches. The Cowboys will use him as much as they can—and it will work.
Take the Cowboys (+125) to win over the (Jaguars -145). If they don’t win, they will beat the spread (3). Without question, go with the under (40.5).