Cowboys-Jets Preview Capsule
DALLAS (3-2) at NEW YORK JETS (0-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 3-2, Jets 1-3
SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 7-4
LAST MEETING — Jets beat Cowboys 19-16, Dec. 19, 2015
LAST WEEK — Cowboys lost to Packers 34-24; Jets lost to Eagles 31-6.
AP PRO32 RANKING – Cowboys No. 10, Jets No. 30
COWBOYS OFFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (4).
COWBOYS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (13), PASS (9).
JETS OFFENSE – OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (32).
JETS DEFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (7), PASS (21).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Matchup of Nos. 1 and 32 offenses in NFL, with Cowboys averaging 453 yards per game to 180 for Jets. … Cowboys trying to avoid third straight loss after starting 3-0. Most recent three-game skid was first three games of RB Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension in 2017. … Elliott needs 66 yards rushing to join Edgerrin James and LaDainian Tomlinson as only NFL backs to reach 4,500 yards rushing and 1,250 yards receiving in first 50 games. Elliott has 1,291 yards receiving going into his 46th game. … Prescott facing Jets for first time, leaving Patriots, Bills as only teams he hasn’t faced — but plays those two next month. Passed for career-best 463 yards, but also matched career high with three INTs against Packers and has at least one pick in four straight games, longest streak in his three-plus seasons in NFL. … WR Amari Cooper is first Dallas receiver with multiple 200-yard receiving games after going for career-high 226 against Packers. Had one before last year’s trade from Oakland, so is fifth NFL receiver with at least three 200-yard outings, joining Calvin Johnson and Jerry Rice (four apiece) and Isaac Bruce, Julio Jones (three each). … Cowboys have allowed two straight opponents to rush for more than 100 yards. It has been two years since three straight opponents reached triple digits on ground. … Jets off to worst start in 16 years, matching 2003 team under Herman Edwards that also opened 0-4. Looking to avoid first 0-5 start since 1-15 season under Rich Kotite in 1996. … QB Sam Darnold to make first start since season opener after missing last three games while recovering from mononucleosis. He was 28 of 41 for 175 yards with TD in Week 1. … New York has just 233 yards of total offense in last two games — combined — with Luke Falk starting at QB. Jets had 105 against New England on Sept. 22 and 128 at Philadelphia last week. … RB Le’Veon Bell has been early-season workhorse for Jets with 206 yards rushing on 71 carries and team-leading 27 catches for 166 yards and TD, but still waiting for breakout game. … WR Vyncint Smith had 19-yard touchdown run on reverse in Jets debut last week. It was first TD run by Jets WR since Chris Owusu in 2014. … TE Chris Herndon eligible to return from four-game suspension for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy, but injured hamstring last Friday while working out and not expected to play. … Jets have two INT returns for TDs (C.J. Mosley and Jamal Adams) and two safeties (Jordan Jenkins and Brian Poole). … Mosley likely to miss fourth straight game while recovering from groin injury. … LB Neville Hewitt, filling in for Mosley, leads team with 34 total tackles and two sacks. One of three players in NFL this season with 25 or more tackles, more than one sack and an INT. … LB Brandon Copeland likely to make season debut after serving four-game suspension for violating NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. … Fantasy tip: Cooper could be in for another huge game, facing Jets secondary that has been shaky. Emerging Cowboys WR Michael Gallup should also be firmly in your lineup this week.
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