The New York Jets are taking on the Dallas Cowboys this week on Saturday night, December 19, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Game time is 8:25 pm EDT and the game is on TV on the NFL Network with announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms along with sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson.
This is an important game for the New York Jets who are unlikely to catch the New England Patriots atop the AFC East and the Jets need to win this game to keep their Wildcard Playoff hopes alive. It’s possible the Jets could go 11-5 this season and still not make the playoffs as the Steelers and Chiefs would beat the Jets out of the Wildcard spots if they also go 11-5. So the Jets cannot afford to lose this Saturday night NFL game to the Dallas Cowboys in Texas.
- New York Jets -3 at Dallas Cowboys (O/U is 42)
The New York Jets are 8-5 this season and they are favored by 3 points this week to beat the Dallas Cowboys in Texas. The Jets have wins this season over the Browns, Colts, Dolphins twice, Redskins, Jaguars, Giants and Titans. The Jets have losses to the Eagles, Patriots, Raiders, Bills and Texans. The Jets are 5-2 at home but just 3-3 on the road in 2015.
The Dallas Cowboys are 4-9 this season. The Cowboys have wins over the Giants, Eagles, Dolphins and Redskins. The Cowboys have losses to the Falcons, Saints, Patriots, Giants, Seahawks, Eagles, Buccaneers, Panthers and Packers. The Cowboys are 3-1 with Tony Romo starting this season and 1-8 with Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel at QB.
The over/under for the game is 42 points. The Jets are averaging 25 points scored per game while the Cowboys are averaging 18 points scored per game. The Jets defense gives up an average of 20 points per game and the Cowboys are giving up 24 points per game.
This Saturday night NFL game is an absolute must win for the New York Jets if they want to make the playoffs. The Dallas Cowboys season was ruined this year by Tony Romo’s injury and the Cowboys would love nothing better than to ruin the Jets season Saturday night. Can they do it?
Matt Cassel is just 1-5 this season for the Cowboys and he’s 35-43 lifetime as a starting NFL QB. That’s not great but Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Jets is just 40-61-1 lifetime in the NFL. Fitzpatrick is 8-5 this season for the Jets, though, and if he wins this game or one more game this season it will be the first time in his career he’s led a team to a winning record in a season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has historically thrown bad interceptions in his career but he’s avoided that most of this season. If he does not turn the ball over the Jets should win this game but if he does revert to his past and turn the ball over Dallas can win this game. Find out what happens Saturday night.