Jets vs. Cowboys Preview: Best NFL Week 2 Betting Site Odds, Promos
The New York Jets (1-0) visit the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 17. Cowboys odds show Dallas as a spread favorite, with Jets odds showing New York as to win on the moneyline at sports betting sites. The point total is set at . This article explains everything you need to know before betting on Jets vs. Cowboys odds.
JETS VS. cowboys BETTING ODDS
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JETS VS. COWBOYS PROPS
Anytime Touchdown Props
With two of the best defenses in the NFL playing in this game, there will not be too many touchdowns scored. Tony Pollard is the most likely to score in this game and here is why. Pollard had three goal-line carries for the Cowboys in Week 1 after totaling six said carries all of last season. With Ezekiel Elliot out of town, this backfield is all Pollard’s.
There is a strong chance that this touchdown can come through the air as well. His 15 routes on 24 Dak Prescott dropbacks (62.5%) were solid. Pollard was playing ahead of the backups on both long-down-and-distance snaps and in the 2-minute drill. It was a unique game script in which the Cowboys were up at least two possessions for basically the entire game despite barely touching the ball in the first quarter.
Pollard’s usage was about as good as you could have realistically hoped for and in a relatively closer game, his role should only expand.
Jets vs. Cowboys Player Props
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JETS VS. COWBOYS INJURY REPORT
NFL teams finalize their injury reports two days before a game and denote whether a player is questionable, doubtful, or out. Practice participation is also logged throughout the week. Here are the Jets and Cowboys injury reports for this week.
JETS VS. COWBOYS WEATHER
This game will be played either indoors in perfect conditions, or the roof will be open with the weather not having an impact on this contest.
Jets offense vs. Cowboys DEFENSE
The Jets received the devastating news that they will play without off-season acquisition Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the 2023 season. With the exceptions of Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson, Jets skill-position players look like full-on fades, especially on the road against an elite Cowboys defense that shut out the Giants last Sunday night.
Even while Hall didn’t look close to 100% in last Monday night’s win over Buffalo, he was highly productive with 147 total yards on 11 touches. Veteran Dalvin Cook looked slow and unreliable in his first game with New York. The Cowboys stacked up Saquon Barkley for 63 yards on 15 touches in Week 1, so this matchup for the Jets running game is no pushover.
Garrett Wilson’s miraculous juggling touchdown catch against the Bills salvaged his box score results, but he has to be downgraded from an expected every-week producer to an inconsistent boomer. No Giants pass catcher topped 36 receiving yards against the Cowboys’ defense in Week 1.
Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett must get creative with Wilson now under center for the Jets. Hackett took the ball out of Wilson’s hands on critical drives. His play calling system was run, run, quick pass. Hackett ensured Wilson didn’t have to beat the Bills vertically, totaling the third-lowest average intended air yards among QBs in Week 1. There were few vertical attempts down the field, even in third and long situations. The Jets will rely heavily on their defense to win this game, and the unit is elite.
Cowboys offense vs. Jets DEFENSE
I’m more worried about Dak Prescott than Tony Pollard in this spot. The Cowboys should control this game, feed Pollard, and avoid testing New York’s lights-out backend. Tony Pollard was strong in his first start since taking over as the No. 1 guy. He rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns while adding on two receptions for 12 yards. The Jets’ defense has some characteristics of becoming more prone to rushing production than passing success.
The Jets held quarterbacks to the league’s third-fewest passing yards and fewest passing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks last season. New York contained Josh Allen for a dreadful Week 1 performance, sacking him five times and forcing Allen into four turnovers. Dak Prescott actually didn’t have a great performance in Week 1, completing only 54.2% of passes. The Cowboys quarterback wasn’t tested in Week 1’s blowout win. Prescott will need to make sure he protects the football against New York. The Cowboys were undefeated (6-0) when not throwing an interception in the 2022 season — tied for best in the NFL.
Stefon Diggs did produce against the Jets’ backend for ten receptions, 102 receiving yards, and one touchdown, creating at least an avenue to solid production for enemy wideouts. CeeDee Lamb has the best odds for a productive day as the primary slot receiver in this offense. Shutdown CBs Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed spend most of their time guarding outside wide receivers.
REASONS TO BET THE OVER/UNDER
Oddsmakers set the over/under at 40.5 points, which is low, but this is for good reason. One should expect this game to be highlighted by the defense. The Jets only scored with Wilson under center because they had great field position. If you are into trends, the UNDER is 6-0 in the Jets’ last six games, while The UNDER is 5-0 in the Cowboys’ last five games.
Yes, the Jets scored 22 points in Week 1, but Josh Allen’s turnovers gave the Jets prime starting field position. Even a Zach Wilson-led offense was able to take advantage of it. The Dallas offense wasn’t tested in their opener and now faces a Jets defense that posted the league’s highest coverage grade per PFF last season.
The Jets were originally 3.5-point underdogs in this game before the Rodgers injury. Since this, the spread has ballooned six points up to +9.5.
Is Aaron Rodgers much better than Zach Wilson? Obviously. Is he six points better? No way.
Let’s remember how dominant the Jets’ defense was against the Bills, reminding people they were a top-three unit in the league last season. They can keep their team in this game based on their defense alone. With Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson, the Jets will be all right if Wilson doesn’t throw away the game.
I’ll take the points with New York. Best of luck betting on Jets vs. Cowboys odds!
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