Cowboys vs Jaguars Week 15: history, key players, projection
By Riley Donald
The AFC South trek continues once again for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. Their two meetings against the division thus far have brought two wins, albeit very different varieties of victories. Nonetheless, it is the NFL, and you take a win every way you can get it.
The Cowboys had a wakeup call last week, as it took a 98-yard game-winning drive to beat the one-win Texans and avoid a massive upset. Dak Prescott engineered the drive, and the Cowboys escaped with win No. 10 to move to 10-3 on the year.
The Jaguars sit at 5-8, but that doesn’t necessarily tell the entire story of this team. They are a young, confident bunch, and are hosting the Cowboys after a strong showing; Jacksonville just took down their division-leading foes the Tennessee Titans 36-22, behind Trevor Lawrence’s career day. The Jags are looking to make some noise and build on this season as a stepping stone for a playoff run next year.
The Cowboys will get Tyron Smith back this week, barring any unforeseen changes to his health, and that is a massively welcome addition, especially with the loss of Terence Steele.
Cowboys vs Jaguars: History, key matchups, and prediction
Cowboys vs Jaguars: Matchup History
All-time Record: 4-3 in favor of the Dallas Cowboys
Most recent result: Dallas Cowboys 40, Jacksonville Jaguars 7 on October 14, 2018
Another young matchup history in this week’s game. These two teams have shared the field just twice in history. That is largely due to the Jaguars’ inaugural season being 1995, making them one of the youngest franchises in the NFL.
Dallas does hold an advantage over the Jags in their history, even though the teams have alternated two-game winning streaks. Most recently, fans saw a Cowboys destruction of the Jaguars at the hands of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, who combined for four touchdowns. The two ran for a combined 192 yards, with 106 to Zeke and 82 for Prescott.
Prior to that, these two met in Wembley Stadium in an overseas matchup. Dallas took that one on a sloppy, wet field and was propelled to a win behind a 158 yard receiving day by Dez Bryant.