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Jaguars open as road favorites vs. Cowboys

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars open as a three point favorite on the road as they travel to take on the Dallas Cowboys late Sunday afternoon. Some people may be surprised after losing 30-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs to see the Jaguars as favorites on the road, but the reality is the Cowboys just aren’t very good right now.

If the Jaguars offense can rebound from their disastrous showing against a solid Cowboys defense, they should be able to control the game. The Cowboys offense has struggled to do much other than occasionally run the football well so far in the 2018 season. Dallas averages just about 17 points per game and the Jaguars, even after Sunday, average allowing 17.2 points per game.

The big advantage for the Jaguars should be the fact that the Cowboys passing game has been all but nonexistent. Dak Prescott has struggled passing the ball so far this season, throwing just five touchdowns and being sacked 16 times. The team’s leading receiver is actually running back Ezekiel Elliott, as Dallas doesn’t really have any big threat at the receiver or tight end positions.

The big key will be if the Jaguars offense, more specifically Blake Bortles, can rebound from their poor showing against the Chiefs. We’ll also need to keep an eye on the left tackle position as well, since Josh Wells picked up a groin injury and Josh Walker may need to fill in.