With all this talk about Conor McGregor’s “SWAG” walk firing up the team...The Cowboys are worth five billion dollars! The Cowboys didn’t steal from a millionaire, they copped the move from a billionaire! Cowboys walking out AT&T Stadium with that 40-7 win like Vince McMahon walks into any arena!
Hey @tonyromo that's the @VinceMcMahon strut, not the @TheNotoriousMMA dance, lol. #NFLSunday #cowboysvsjaguars pic.twitter.com/sTFhHZcTyc— Rene (@DoeBoy214) October 14, 2018
Jaguars top-ranked passing defense!!! "Bad news for Dak. Could this be the game we see Cooper Rush at quarterback?"— Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) October 14, 2018
Why, yes...yes it is. Good call.
Cowboys defense does their thing and gets the Jaguars offense off the field. Cowboys do theirs and make sure Ezekiel Elliott gets his HUNDO too! Cowboys putting this one on ice with Cooper Rush and Rod Smith in the game now.
This is Zeke's 15th 100-yard rushing game. He's only played 31 regular season games in the NFL. He's reached 90+ yards in 21 of those. He's reached 80+ in 26. #FeedZeke— Jordan Ross (@CHQ_Jordan) October 14, 2018
Facing 4th and 1 on the opponent’s 42, Cowboys go for it and Elliott gets it. Is Jason Garrett trolling all of us now? Brett Maher drills a 55-yarder, Cowboys up 40-7.
#Dak2Bease is happening and it needs to stay a focus and reality from week2week for #CowboysNation to continue to enjoy the season #JAXvsDAL 7-40 (burger) as Dallas gets a FG to push them past the quatro barrier pic.twitter.com/t0RLXLn0u8— Steven Van Over (@StevenVanOver) October 14, 2018
Dak Prescott, on 3rd and 7, finds Cole Beasley for six-yards, which is pretty important when you think about it. Not only is it the first 100-yard receiving performance of the year, it’s the first 100-yards receiving since Rod Smith, a running back, put up over 100 against the Giants last season with 81-yards coming on just one play.
The last Cowboys receiver to have 100-yards was Terrance Williams did so in week nine versus the Chiefs. Cole “Big Deal” Beasley sauced one of the best defenses in the league!
That moment when you realize that the Cowboys don’t need you when they have Byron Jones!
Caption this. pic.twitter.com/lO6p4lQxtt— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
How is the mood striking you now, Mr. Elliott?
MOOD pic.twitter.com/kiB4dRlCnO— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
Ezekiel Elliott puts the Cowboys on his back to start the fourth quarter. After a couple of huge helpings, Zeke is fed, and the Cowboys are up 37-7!
ZEEEEEEEKE pic.twitter.com/WJsSzb5flf— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
Jaguars offense gets a huge hold to three but then they go and cough it up again. Jaylon Smith forces the fumble, Jourdan Lewis recovers it. Cowboys ball, Fourth Quarter!
Zeke gets tripped up in the backfield and Cowboys end up sending out Brett Maher for another three. Cowboys up 30-7.
On the Jaguars next drive, Blake Bortles throws into triple coverage and it’s PICKED by Jeff Heath, who runs it down inside the Jaguars-10.
RT if Jeff Heath is the GOAT pic.twitter.com/t77EWx5U5X— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
The Cowboys offense can’t put it in for six but Brett Maher does give the Cowboys three more! Cowboys lead 27-7.
Dak takes off for a big run on second down, he’s having a career day on the ground!
Dak Prescott has been fantastic today pic.twitter.com/qxoveCMYvU— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
The Jaguars aren’t fooled on the bootleg and sack Dak on first down, the Cowboys can’t make up the loss and are forced to punt again. Jacksonville is able to get on the boards after Bortles connects with Dede Westbrook for six. Cowboys 24, Jaguars 7.
Cowboys get the ball to start the second half but Beasley is a yard short on third down. Chris Jones is out to make his first official punt of the day, Jaguars ball at their own 30. It’s a quick three-and-out as Leighton Vander Esch gets a pass breakup on third down.
Dallas #Cowboys lead Jaguars 24-0 at the half. Dallas offense has 251 total yards, 6-9 third down efficiency, and dominating TOP 19+ mins to 10+ mins...all season highs! #JAXvsDAL #CowboysNation @CINDYSCULL @theeagledallas— Matt Thornton (@MattThorntonNFL) October 14, 2018
At halftime, Cowboys lead it 24-0.
A few plays later, facing a 3rd and 7 at the Jaguars-9, Dak to Beasley again...TOUCHDOWN! Cole Beasley is putting the sauce on these Jaguars!
DID ANYBODY HAVE TWO ORDERS OF SAUCE pic.twitter.com/ZoHuJs1PQw— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
As Chris Jones punts it, we have a flag...”12 Men on the field, Jacksonville!” Jaguars were off the field but now, Cowboys get the ball back. On 4th and 1, Jason Garrett goes for it with Zeke and he’s got it. Cowboys are at the two-minute warning with the ball. On 3rd down, Dak, at the last second, finds Beasley over the middle.
Another third-down for the Jaguars, another punt after Bortles can’t connect with Westbrook. Cowboys are forced to punt after Blake Jarwin can’t extend his arms on time to make the catch.
Cowboys start next drive by feeding Ezekiel Elliott for a 20+yard run...FEED HIM! Later, on 3rd and 11, Dak finds Cole Beasley all alone at the 30, followed by a nice play action throw to Rico Gathers. One play later, Dak to Beasley from 17-yards out, TOUCHDOWN Cole Beasley! Cowboys up 17-0!
DAK TO COLE FOR THE TOUCHDOWN WE BACK pic.twitter.com/A0ofSIJ9ZP— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
Jaguars on third down to start second quarter and Blake Bortles is SACKED by Maliek Collins and way out of field goal range! Cowboys defense holds again.
After the review, it’s overturned but Dak Prescott gets in on the keeper! TOUCHDOWN! Cowboys 10, Jaguars 0
RT if touchdowns make you happy pic.twitter.com/9LOiODYtPH— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
The Cowboys offense is in the red zone and Dak looks for Michael Gallup in the end zone, TOUCHDOWN! Nope...wait, Gallup climbed the ladder but couldn’t get both feet down.
Next play, @Dak is good ... but is Gallup complete for TD? No. But ... pic.twitter.com/DlZXOCgZpN— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) October 14, 2018
Facing another third down on the Jaguars next possession, we have a big WELCOME BACK for David Irving! On the punt, Irving is held and the Cowboys will start at their own 50.
GOODNESS DAVID IRVING pic.twitter.com/sdFDQNdx4S— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 14, 2018
Cowboys won the toss and DEFERRED! Jaguars, facing 3rd & 3, toss a short one that the Cowboys defense makes an easy open-field tackle to force the punt. On 3rd and 9, Dak Prescott finds Michael Gallup deep down the sideline for a first down near midfield. The drive is stalled around the 30-yard line, Brett Maher nails the 50-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead.
Cowboys: QB Mike White, WR Brice Butler, LB Joe Thomas, LB Sean Lee, DT Caraun Reid, OL Xavier Su’a-Filo, TE Dalton Schultz
Both DT’s David Irving and Maliek Collins are ACTIVE!
Jaguars: CB D.J. Hayden, RB Leonard Fournette, CB Tre Herndon, DT Eli Ankou, OL Chris Reed, OL Ereck Flowers, DE Dawuane Smoot
The Dallas Cowboys are at home on Sunday and trying to dig back out of a hole. After dropping last week’s game in overtime to the Houston Texans, they sit with a 2-3 record. If they move to 3-3 by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, their odds of making a playoff run take a dramatic uptick. If they drop this game, the season is in definite peril.
Everyone knows the Cowboys have to improve on the offensive side of the ball, but this is surely a bad week to do it as the Jags are rated number one in several defensive categories. Still, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and company have to find something that works. They would like to establish the run game, and that might be the better option as Jacksonville is a much better pass defense than run defense. If Zeke can get going, that could help to open things up for Prescott. It’s on Prescott to take advantage as his recent outings have bee sub-par with inaccurate passes and mis-reads of the open player.
Defensively, the Cowboys are pretty solid. They would like to get more turnovers but they have done a good job of not allowing points. The Jags offense is no juggernaut and they will be without Leonard Fournette again. Dallas will want to pressure Blake Bortles and hope he is “bad” Blake and turns the ball over.
It’s a huge game for Dallas and they are underdogs. They have yet to lose at home this season, they need to continue that streak to stay in the playoff hunt. A loss would relegate them to playing catch-up, something they would like to avoid.
What You Need To Know
Important links: Cowboys depth chart | Roster
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Game time: 4:25 PM EST
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
TV channel: CBS
Coverage Map: 506 Sports
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter)
Radio: 105.3 The Fan | Full listings | Westwood One | SIRIUS: 135 (Jax), 82 (Dal) | XM: 384 (Jax), 227 (Dal)
Streaming: NFL.com GamePass (audio only during game), CBS All Access (local only), Yahoo Sports app (local only)
Cowboys record: (2-3)
Jaguars record: (3-2)
Prediction: Dallas 17 - Jacksonville 16
Enemy blog: Big Cat Country
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