Coming off a surprising duel with the Houston Texans, the Dallas Cowboys head to Jacksonville to take on Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars. A 98-yard drive in the fourth quarter by Dak Prescott ended up saving the Cowboys from an awful upset.
Dallas is 10-3, sitting in second place in a tough NFC East division. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are in second place in the AFC South with a 5-8 record.
Lawrence is having a solid second-year breakout campaign and this Jaguars’ offense has been trending up. They’re coming off an upset in Tennessee over the Titans, winning 36-22, where Lawrence had his best performance of the season with 368 passing yards and three touchdowns.
This will be a tough matchup and a good test for Lawrence against a tough Cowboys defense.
Continue reading for my best bets and predictions as Dallas heads to Florida to take on Jacksonville.
Cowboys vs Jaguars Odds
Odds are current as of noon ET on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
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Cowboys vs Jaguars Implied Totals
Cowboys 26.5, Jaguars 20.5
As of Tuesday evening, the Cowboys are projected at 26.5 and the Jaguars at 20.5 points. An implied total of 47.5 points puts this game as one of the highest-scoring matchups for Week 15.
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Cowboys vs Jaguars Prediction
Cowboys 30, Jaguars 24
This could be a potential shootout in Florida with two offenses that can do some damage. The biggest question mark is going to be whether Lawrence can put up some numbers against the stout Dallas defense.
Jacksonville has the third-worst DVOA in the NFL and allows 253.3 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Prescott can lean on CeeDee Lamb and their strong running game and should be able to score some points.
The duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard has been arguably the best backfield in the NFL this year, as both backs just continue to produce.
Overall, I’m expecting the Cowboys to come out on top as the defense should do enough to slow down Lawrence and the Jaguars’ offense. The biggest factor is that the Jaguars’ defense is soft enough that Dallas should be able to run and throw as they wish against them.
Cowboys vs Jaguars Bet Tips
Here are a few Cowboys vs Jaguars betting trends to consider before making your bets:
- The total has gone Over in five of the last six games for Dallas.
- The Jaguars have lost last nine out of 10 of their last games in December.
- Dallas has covered the spread in 11 of their last 14 road games.
Cowboys vs Jaguars Best Bets
Cowboys -4.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
I’m taking the Cowboys to cover the spread, which is set at -4.5 points. Dallas should be able to establish the run early in this one, leaning on both Elliott and Pollard. Lamb and tight end Dalton Schultz should both get their share of work in the passing game as well.
The Dallas defense should do enough to slow Lawrence down and should be able to slow the running game down for Jacksonville, as well. Travis Etienne has shown some positive signs here and there, but overall this team has just been streaky.
Look for the Cowboys to win and cover the spread this week.
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Over 47.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Both of these offenses have been able to put points on the board as of late. The Cowboys are averaging 27.7 points per game this year, which is third in the NFL behind just the Chiefs and Eagles.
Furthermore, the Over has hit in six of the last eight games for Jacksonville when they’ve been underdogs. Normally I like to take the home underdogs to cover the spread, but I wouldn’t recommend it in this one.
Look for the Cowboys to bounce back after what was almost a massive embarrassment last week. If they win this week, they’ll secure a spot in the playoffs.
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