Preview and Pick for Jets at Cowboys
We're not sure what the attitude in the New York Jets' locker room is right now. But all the hope of Super Bowl glory went out the window with the injury suffered by Aaron Rodgers, which will take him out for the rest of the season. And BetOnline patrons who were holding futures bets on Gang Green have to be wondering how they can salvage something out of the situation.
They're just going to do the best they can.
The Jets won their Monday night game against the Buffalo Bills. The night before, at the same ballpark, they saw the Dallas Cowboys run absolutely roughshod over the Giants, with a 40-0 demolition.
Will that same Dallas team show up? Maybe. The better question might be whether the Jets will show up and look a little like that Giant team did. Let's put it this way - if you were ever going to see the Cowboys overpriced, this might be the spot.
After losing Rodgers to a torn Achilles, the Jets rallied to beat the Bills in overtime 22-16. But they were gifted with three Josh Allen interceptions, and scored on a punt return during the extra session. Yes, defense set the table. Will it continue to do so? They better hope so.
Let's look at the pro football betting odds on this game, which is scheduled to begin at 4:25 PM ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX:
Dallas Cowboys -8.5
New York Jets +8.5
Over 38.5 points -110
Under 38.5 points -110
The Cowboys were not necessarily battle-tested against a Giants offensive line that gave up seven sacks. And it really looked like Big Blue gave up. You can't accuse the Jets of doing that, though; Rodgers went out of the game in the opening minutes of the game with Buffalo, so they played most of the contest with Zack Wilson at the controls.
What we haven't see yet with Dallas is what happens with Tony Pollard, the capable speedster, having to handle the vast majority of the load after Ezekiel Elliott was let go. And Dak Prescott was not forced to extend himself, completing just 13 of 24 passes. The Cowboys had 265 yards of offense. Yup, that's it.
It would be a big stretch for critics to suggest that the Jets with Wilson this year won't look a whole lot different than the Jets with Wilson last year. To an extent, that would be right, unless he has matured a great deal.
We might question the timing of the announcement by Rodgers that he will try to get himself ready for a playoff return. First of all, we doubt that can happen. Secondly, you've got a team that has to go forward with a new leader. Why suggest that you'll be there to replace him if he is good enough to take the team to the postseason?
Other than that, what I'm thinking is that the Jets have a pretty good defense, especially corners Sauce Gardner and DJ Reed, and if they are able to employ the three-headed backfield of Breece Hall, Dalvin Cook and Michael Carter, they just might be able to make this reasonably close. Take.
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