The New York Jets will face an uphill battle this Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys (3-2) lost 2 games in a row, while the Gang Green are yet to win a single game this season. Losing another one this weekend will bring up memories of 1996, as the Jets have not had a 0-5 start since that disastrous 1-15 season.
QB Sam Darnold will be back after missing previous 3 games due to mononucleosis. He will be looking to rejuvenate the offense ranked dead last in the league (179.5 yards per game) while playing behind the offensive line that has allowed league worst 23 sacks (10 in the last game). The Jets are also dead last in 3rd down offense (only 21.1%).
Historically, the Cowboys are leading the all-time series between the teams, 7-4. The Jets, however, won the last two contests in 2011 and 2015. Dallas’ head coach, Jason Garrett, is 0-2 against the Jets. Garrett’s counterpart, Adam Gase, will be facing the Cowboys for the first time in his head coaching career.
One player on the Jets roster who has plenty of experience playing against Dallas is a former Washington Redskin, WR Jamison Crowder. He has 278 receiving yards (92.7 per game) in his past 3 games versus the Cowboys. RB Bilal Powell had 79 yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown in the last game between the two teams.
Most bookmakers have the Jets as a 7-point underdog going into this game. Even though it’s only Week 6, most bookies have already pretty much given up on Adam Gase’s team, as bets are no longer accepted on the Jets winning the division. The Jets are +999,900 to win this season’s Super Bowl. Yes, that means one can win almost a million dollars betting just a dollar on the Jets… There are numerous other NFL bet types available, as well as various sports and rugby betting sites.
The defense is also expected to be given a very tough task to handle. The Cowboys have the best offense in the NFL (452.8 yards per game) and one of the best offensive lines that has allowed only 6 sacks this season. The Cowboys have converted 48% of their 3rd down attempts and are 4th best in red zone offense.
Interesting Jets vs. Cowboys facts:
- Mark Sanchez holds Jets single game passing yards record against the Cowboys – 335 yards in 2011.
- Curtis Martin holds Jets single game rushing yards record against the Cowboys – 113 yards in 1999.
- Wayne Chrebet is the only Jets receiver who had a 100-yard game against Dallas – 108 receiving yards in 1999.
- Last time the Jets scored a special teams touchdown against Dallas was in 1990 when Terence Mathis scored on a 98-yard punt return.