Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets Matchup Preview 10/13/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Betting Picks, Daily Fantasy
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Dallas is coming off back-to-back losses against prime NFC opponents, and will have a chance to get back on winning terms against one of the softer teams in the NFL. Sam Darnold is back for the Jets this week, as he was cleared after what could have been a scary return if he played last week. The Jets will try and slow down a Dallas offense that has been lighting up more through the air, in comparison to on the ground with Ezekiel Elliot. The Cowboys will also look at to try and get the ground game going, which hasn’t seemed to be a priority over the last few weeks. Dallas are touchdown favorites on the road. For odds line movement, and full matchup history, see the Dallas Cowboys At New York Jets Matchup Page.
Date: Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 4:25 ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Dallas Cowboys: Randall Cobb (Q), Tony Pollard (Q), La’el Collins (Q)
New York Jets: Chris Herndon (D), Henry Anderson (Q)
Dallas Cowboys Analysis
Dallas struggled to stop Aaron Jones and the Packers last week, which put the Cowboys in a pass-heavy approach the last of the game. That was still not easy to do against one of the best secondaries in the league. It also helped that they had Michael Gallup back, who is now up to a 20-339-1 line on 29 targets after missing some time. Amari Cooper has a 32-512-5 line, and those who weren’t sure on his upside are pretty clear now. Randall Cobb is questionable this week, and has seen 27 targets this season. He has caught 17 of them for 210 yards and one touchdown. Despite being 55 years old, Jason Witten has two touchdowns and is catching 80% of passes thrown his way. Ezekiel Elliot has been efficient, and is averaging 77 yards per game with four total touchdowns. He isn’t racking up as many targets in the passing game as last year, which is a concern.
Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart
New York Jets Analysis
On the plus side, Sam Darnold is back this week, but that hasn’t meant much to the offense so far this season. His playmaking options are lackluster, and that is a problem. The offensive line has also struggled, which has put a down year on Le’Veon Bell so far. He is averaging 2.9 YPC and averaging 51 yards per game on the ground. He has a 27-166-1 line through the air which has at least made him viable in PPR formats. Jamison Crowder has seen the most targets this season, catching 70% of balls thrown his way. However he doesn’t have much touchdown upside and is still under 200 yards. Robby Anderson has been a bust as well with just 11 catches on the season, and has yet to find the end zone. Chris Herndon was supposed to be back after a four-game suspension, but pulled up with a hamstring injury during practice.
New York Jets Depth Chart
Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys -7
The Cowboys are touchdown favorites against the Jets, which is a viable line. For some reason I don’t feel as good about it as I should Sam Darnold being back is a slight lift to this putrid offense. The Jets defense are also not as bad as advertised, and rank inside the top half against the run and the defense. This might be a closer game than people expect. However, the lineup predictor is heavy on the Cowboys covering the spread and also this game going over.
Daily Fantasy: Dallas’ Big Three Will Be Overlooked
There are much more attractive fantasy games on the schedule this week, which should cause ownership to be down across the board here. I don’t have much interest in the Jets options, but I could make a case for Ezekiel Elliot, even at his price tag. There is no reason to believe they will be behind by more than two possessions in this game, which bodes well for the workload of Elliot. As far as the pass-catchers, both wideouts have been excellent this season, and efficient as a stack with Dak Prescott. The Jets secondary isn’t that bad, so it isn’t as safe as you’d think. Target the big names here in this spot, but keep it to tournaments, there are better cash game options.