Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets: Week 6 Preview

The Dallas Cowboys travel to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to face the New York Jets on Sunday, Oct. 13 in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. 

The Cowboys lead the all-time series 7-4, but the Jets have won the last two games by three points. Dallas enters Week 6 at 3-2 after losing their last two games in a row, and New York comes into the game without any wins and four losses. Dallas is heavily favored to win the matchup at 73%.

Dallas is looking for redemption this week after losing to Green Bay in Week 5. The Cowboys’ offense has averaged 452.8 yards per week so far this season and the defense has allowed 321.8 yards on average. Quarterback Dak Prescott has completed 119 of 171 passes for 1,606 yards and 11 touchdowns with a rating of 106. Ezekiel Elliott has recorded 85 carries for 386 yards and four touchdowns, while Amari Cooper has 32 receptions for 512 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Robert Quinn leads the team with three sacks. Brett Maher has completed every extra point this season with 17 of 17 completed kicks, and he has successfully kicked four out of seven field goals.

Dak Prescott passed for a career-high 463 yards last week, also recording two touchdowns and three intercepted passes for an 83.8 rating. He is tied for second in the NFL with 11 passing touchdowns and is fourth in passing yards with 1,606. In the past three games on the road, Prescott has 879 passing yards and seven touchdowns for a 108.7 rating. Ezekiel Elliot had 62 rush yards and 29 receiving yards for a rushing touchdown in Week 5 and has recorded a rushing touchdown in the last four out of five games.

Elliott has 120-plus scrimmage yards in the last four games on the road, and since 2016 has led the NFL in scrimmage yards and is tied for second in total touchdowns.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper also had a career game last week with 226 receiving yards and a touchdown, which was his third career game with 200 or more receiving yards. Cooper has 11 receiving touchdowns in 14 games with Dallas.

Michael Gallup recorded 113 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown against the Packers and has seven or more catches and 100-plus receiving yards in the past two of three games. Gallup is looking for his fourth game in a row with six or more catches.

On the other side of the ball, linebacker Jaylon Smith had nine tackles, a sack, and a pass deflection in Week 5 and is aiming for his third game in a row with a sack and his fifth game in a row with nine or more tackles.  Leighton Bander Esch has eight or more tackles in the last 5 out of six games on the road and is looking for his fifth game in a row with a sack against an AFC East opponent. Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie has recorded four pass deflections and two interceptions in his past three away games and is aiming for his fourth game in a row with six or more tackles. Safety Xavier Woods is aiming for his fifth game in a row with five or more tackles.

The Jets also come into this week following a loss last week at Philadelphia, 31-6. They are also looking for redemption as they have yet to win a game this season. The New York defense has averaged just 179.5 yards per game and quarterback Luke Falk has completed 47 of 73 passes for 416 yards and zero touchdowns with a rating of 62.4. Le’Veon Bell has 71 carries for 206 yards and also has 27 receiving passes for 166 yards.  Neville Hewitt has the most sacks this season with two. Sam Ficken has made two of two extra points and one of two field goals on the season.

Quarterback Sam Darnold completed 28 of 41 passes for a touchdown and a 68.3 rating in his Week 1 start. He returns this week and aims for his third game in a row against an NFC opponent with a touchdown pass and no interceptions. Darnold has two or more touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 100-plus rating in his last two of three games at home.

Running back Le’Veon Bell had 45 receiving yards and 43 rushing yards in addition to seven catches last week. He is aiming for his third in a row at home as a New York Jet with 90 or more scrimmage yards. In his only career game versus Dallas, Bell was with Pittsburgh and recorded 134 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns.

Bilal Powell posted 79 scrimmage yards and a rush touchdown in the last meeting between the two teams, and Ty Montgomery had ten catches 98 yards in his only career game against Dallas as a Green Bay Packer in 2016.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson has at least 80 receiving yards in three of his past four games at home and has recorded 100 or more yards and a touchdown in the last three of four games against an NFC opponent.

Demaryius Thomas had 47 receiving yards in Week 5 and is going for his third game in a row versus Dallas with five or more catches and 50-plus receiving yards.

On the defensive side, Safety Jamal Adams had six tackles and a pass deflection last week and is aiming for his third game in a row at least one pass deflection. Cornerback Brian Poole posted a forced fumble last week, and linebacker Neville Hewitt had a career-high ten tackles against the Eagles. Hewitt has recorded a sack in his last two of three games and is aiming for his third game in a row at home with a pass deflection. Steve McLendon had his first sack of the season in week five, and Leonard Williams had four tackles and recorded a half sack in his last meeting with the Cowboys.



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