Jets vs. Cowboys Odds and Match Details
- Fixture: New York Jets @ Dallas Cowboys
- Date and Time: September 17, 2023 at 4:25 p.m.
- Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
- Weather Forecast: Clear skies and 90 degrees
- Field Surface: Turf
Jets vs. Cowboys Injury Report
- Aaron Rodgers (QB)-Ruptured Achilles: OUT
- Tyler Smith (LG)-Hamstring: Questionable
- Donovan Smith (S)-Calf Strain: Questionable
Jets Key Stats
The New York Jets were able to walk away with a Week 1 overtime victory at home against the Buffalo Bills 22-16. Despite losing Aaron Rodgers four offensive snaps into his Jets tenure, they were still able to produce points with Zach Wilson under center against a strong defensive team.
The Jets finished with 289 total yards of offense and averaged 5.5 yards per play. Wilson finished 14-of-21 for 140 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the game. The big deal was the offensive line struggling, and they only allowed three sacks to a vaunted Buffalo defense.
Running back Breece Hall had a huge game on the ground with 10 carries for 127 yards, while wide receiver Garrett Wilson was able to have the catch of the year as he finished with five receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown.
This Jets defense did have some struggles as cornerback Sauce Gardner did not play well. However, safety Jordan Whitehead had three interceptions, and the team forced four total turnovers. Expect this side of the ball to play well going forward.
Cowboys Key Stats
The Cowboys dominated from the opening kickoff in Week 1 with a divisional road win over the New York Giants 40-0. The offense did not provide much dominance in the game, though, as they recorded 265 total yards of offense and were 6-of-13 on third down while also being 1-of-2 on fourth down attempts.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was an excellent game manager as he was 13-of-24 for 143 yards, while running back Tony Pollard had 14 rushes for 70 yards with a pair of rushing touchdowns and a fumble.
The defense and special teams absolutely controlled the game here, as they allowed just 171 total yards of offense and forced three turnovers themselves. With two non-offensive touchdowns, they were able to dominate throughout. DaRon Bland and Stephon Gilmore both recorded an interception to help showcase their secondary.
This defense was in midseason form and can be scary going forward.
This game is going to be very interesting as these are two of the top defensive teams in the entire sport. Dallas just blanked the New York Giants, but do not let that game overvalue the Cowboys’ defense. People are going to be down on this Jets offensive line, but they did find their footing later in the game against Buffalo and were able to win in overtime.
New York has some solid skill position players and expect to see a heavy dosage of Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook dominating. This is the second-lowest total on the slate, but remember that Dak Prescott is going to have some trouble throwing against this Jets secondary as well.
This game can be low-scoring, and the Jets should be within striking distance to win this game. I’m not ready to go that far on a limb here, but expect it to be a close game nonetheless.