Jets vs. Cowboys: Week 2 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 15 September 2023

The 1-0-0 Dallas Cowboys host the 1-0-0 New York Jets at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys have a point spread of -8½ with a money line of -110. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 38 points.

&The Dallas Cowboys are coached by Mike McCarthy who has been with the team since 2020. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 12-5 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andMike McCarthy is no different.

The Dallas Cowboys are coached by Mike McCarthy who has been with the team since 2020. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 12-5 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andMike McCarthy is no different.

Dak Prescott is the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. The 30-year-old Mississippi State alum entered the league in 2016 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 1 games and throw for 143 yards with a completion percentage of 54.2 percent. Dak Prescott has thrown 0 touchdowns against 0 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 72.

His main target will be CeeDee Lamb. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 24-year-old target. He has made 4 receptions to date on 4 targets, a catch percentage of 1, for a total of 77 yards. CeeDee Lamb is averaging 19.3 yards per catch with 0 touchdowns thus far. Dak Prescott will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Dallas Cowboys running game is lead by the 26-year-old Tony Pollard. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 14 carries and rushed for 70 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 70 yards per game, a number that you know Mike McCarthy would love to see him exceed in this game. Tony Pollard has 2 touchdowns this season and 1 fumbles.

Their kicker is Brandon Aubrey who has made 2 of 2 field goals this season, a 1 field goal percentage, with a long of 38 yards. The Dallas Cowboys fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Dallas Cowboys offense ranks 9 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at 0.146619622537938, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0.75 with 3 Red Zone touchdowns in 4 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Dallas Cowboys have a Defense DVOA of -0.666474936052139, ranking 1 in the league.

The New York Jets are on the road for this one. Robert Saleh’s squad is 1-0-0 this season after going 7-10 last year. He has been at the helm since 2021 and is looking to grab a road win here. The New York Jets have a betting line of -8½ or you could bet them straight up at -110.

40-year-old Aaron Rodgers will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2005 after playing his college days at California. Aaron Rodgers has a quarterback rating of 39.6 on 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s started 1 games and thrown for 0, a completion percentage of 0.

The New York Jets will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Dalvin Cook. The 28-year-old back has rushed for 0 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Dallas Cowboys. He’s taken the hand-off 13 times and added 33 yards for the offense. Dalvin Cook is averaging 33 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Robert Saleh so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Aaron Rodgers will look to target Garrett Wilson against the Robert Saleh defense. Garrett Wilson has 1 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 5 times and made 5 catches for 34 yards. Garrett Wilson has a catch percentage of 1 and his yards per reception is 6.8.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Greg Zuerlein to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 43 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Greg Zuerlein has made 3 field goals on 43 attempts, a field goal percentage of 1.

According to FootballOutsiders, the New York Jets offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of -0.197899359666971 which ranks at number 24 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 1 Red Zone touchdowns on 3 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.333.

Key Match-ups:

  • Dak Prescott QB Rating of 72 vs. New York Jets Defensive Passing YPG of 217
    New York Jets have 12 interceptions this year and 5 sacks. They are allowing 18.5882352941177 points per game.
  • Tony Pollard vs. New York Jets number 16 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 4.2 yards per carry against New York Jets and 121.647058823529 per game.
  • Aaron Rodgers QB Rating of 39.6 vs. Dallas Cowboys Pass Defense
  • The Dallas Cowboys defense has allowed 20.1176470588235 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 7 times and picked him off 16 times.
  • Dalvin Cook vs. Dallas Cowboys Defense
    Dallas Cowboys is giving up 129.294117647059 yards per game on 4.4 per carry thus far this season.