This Sunday, an exciting showdown awaits as the undefeated New York Jets collide with the Dallas Cowboys. The Jets’ current record shows an impressive 1-0 standing after a thrilling Monday Night Football clash with the Buffalo Bills that ended in overtime.
However, a dark cloud looms as the Jets have suffered a significant setback, losing their starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, for the rest of the season.
On the other side of the field, the Dallas Cowboys delivered a resounding performance against the New York Giants during Sunday Night Football, securing a 40-0 victory. This triumph placed them among the three NFC East teams victorious in Week One.
The Dallas Cowboys come into the game -9 over the Jets, with a total of 39.
Wilson Leader for Jets
Robert Saleh was forced to make the decision to hand over the reins of the starting quarterback position to Zach Wilson after a brief and somewhat underwhelming stint as the starter.
Wilson steps in following Aaron Rodgers’ unfortunate exit from the season, having only played four snaps. At just 24 years old, Wilson showcased flashes of promise in the recent come-from-behind victory against the Buffalo Bills, concluding the game with 140 passing yards and a touchdown pass to his name.
The touchdown throw found its target in Garrett Wilson, though it’s worth noting that Wilson’s overall receiving performance amounted to a mere 34 yards and a single touchdown. Former Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard made an impact, leading the team with 46 yards from two receptions.
In the running game, the load was shared by two formidable players. Dalvin Cook took 13 carries for 33 yards, while Breece Hall’s return to the lineup resulted in an impressive game-high 127 rushing yards.
Cowboys Seeking Second Straight
In contrast, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t rely heavily on Dak Prescott in their season opener. The defense chipped in with two scores, and Tony Pollard contributed with two rushing touchdowns.
Prescott’s NFL Player Stats for the game reflected 13 completions out of 24 attempts, accumulating 143 passing yards without any touchdown passes. Nevertheless, CeeDee Lamb managed to make an impact, amassing 77 receiving yards from four receptions.
Pollard, in his first start following Zeke Elliott’s absence, recorded 14 carries for 70 yards. Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys showcased their prowess, forcing Daniel Jones into two interceptions and sacking him an impressive seven times throughout the game.
This strong defensive showing undoubtedly played a significant role in their convincing victory. As the New York Jets prepare to take on the Cowboys, all eyes will be on Zach Wilson as he seeks to make a more lasting and successful mark as the starting quarterback.
Cowboys Smack Jets
This is just too much to ask of the New York Jets. While they picked up a massive Week One game without Rodgers, who was supposed to be their guy all season, and now Wilson and some video on him, Dallas and their defense is going to be ready to clamp down on the Jets’ offense. Dallas wins this game by double digits. Take the Cowboys -9.5 on Sunday over the Jets.