4 reasons Cowboys will beat the Jaguars in Week 15
By Randy Gurzi
2. Jacksonville’s Pass D Can’t Hang With the Cowboys Attack
Since Week 8, the Cowboys’ aerial attack has been impressive. They’ve had at least 240 yards in every game but one, and they’ve thrown 13 touchdowns in that span as well. As for the one game where they were under that total, that was in Week 13, when they won 54-19 and Dak Prescott happened to have three touchdown passes in the win.
Additionally, Jacksonville’s secondary has been a problem. They’re currently 28th in the NFL in yards surrendered through the air and 25th in touchdowns. They’ve also given up more than 300 yards passing four times this year. It’s forgivable that they gave up 331 to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 337 surrendered to the Detroit Lions isn’t terrible, considering the Lions are suddenly a high-powered offense.
However, the other two teams to hang 300 on them were the Washington Commander (390, with Wentz) and the Indianapolis Colts (389).
That’s not exactly promising for them this weekend, since Dallas is throwing the ball better than all those teams right now (except the Chiefs).
On top of that, CeeDee Lamb is coming off his worst game since Week 1. He had just 33 yards against the Texans and, much like the team as a whole, he’s responded well following tough outings in the past. He had 75 yards in Week 2 following his 29-yard outing. When he had just 45 yards against Minnesota, he responded with 106 against the Giants on Thanksgiving Day.
Throw in the sudden ascent of Noah Brown, and it’s safe to assume this offense will move the ball through the air at will.