Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview, Picks & Odds
Leading up to last weekend’s online NFL betting action, many bettors had the Jaguars pegged as the team to beat in the AFC. The reason being that Jacksonville had made it all the way to the AFC Championship the year prior and they also wield arguably the best defense in pro football. However, poised against the young Patrick Mahomes, the Jaguars were unable to keep pace with Kansas City’s dynamic offense. Since they came up short in that AFC battle, Jacksonville missed an opportunity to gain an upper hand in the AFC South race. Will they be able to rebound in this weekend’s Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys matchup? Let’s take a look at the legal betting odds to get a better idea.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys – Sunday, October 14th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Jacksonville Jaguars -3 (-102) 40½ (-110) -153
Dallas Cowboys +3 (-118) 40½ (-110) +133
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 11, 2018
The Jags pounce into this Week 6 matchup sporting a 3-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the AFC South. Right now the division is led by the 3-2 Titans, who defeated Jacksonville earlier this season. With that in mind, the Jaguars really need to bounce back this Sunday to avoid losing any ground in the divisional race. Fortunately they’re pegged against a Dallas Cowboys team that isn’t looking so great at the moment. We saw last weekend that the way to beat this Jacksonville team is to outscore them and watch their flailing offense, led by Blake Bortles, struggle to keep up. The only problem is that Kansas City is arguably the only team in the NFL that can run the scoreboard up on the Jaguars. Bottom line, the Cowboys do not possess the offensive weapons to get the job done this Sunday.
Players to Watch: Blake Bortles (1,525 passing yards, 8 TD, 7 INT), TJ Yeldon (258 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 F), and Dede Westbrook (349 receiving yards, 1 TD, 24 REC).
The Cowboys are 2-3 this season and are failing to duplicate the success Prescott and Elliott enjoyed in their rookie season. All in all almost all of the Cowboys problems lie in their offense. The running game isn’t quite as explosive as it was in the past and Prescott is failing to step up to the plate. Granted, it’s hard to step up to the plate when you don’t have any dangerous threats to throw to. And since check downs aren’t getting the job done, Prescott’s ability to accurately throw down field is getting exposed. One or the arguments against the Cowboys offense is that they’re using an outdated model. In the 90s you needed a great running game and defense to win Super Bowls. Now you need versatility and the ability to pass the ball around. Simply running down the ball down your opponents’ throat doesn’t work in the modern day NFL and we will see similar results this Sunday.
Players to Watch: Dak Prescott (961 passing yards, 5 TD, 4 INT), Ezekiel Elliott (480 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 F), and Cole Beasley (193 receiving yards, 0 TD, 17 REC).
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Jacksonville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Jacksonville is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 7 games at home
- Dallas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
- Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys matchup? There’s only one way to bet here and that’s Jacksonville. Fortunately the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily, making them a great straight up option this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction:24-13 Jacksonville.