NFL Picks: Week 2 Cowboys vs Jets


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The NFL narrative has always been a rollercoaster of emotions and unexpected turns. In its early stages, the spotlight shines bright on the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams kick-started their season with a win and will now lock horns in what promises to be a nail-biter.



Spread: Jets +9.5 (-110), Cowboys -9.5 (-110)ย 

Moneyline: Jets +365, Cowboys -475ย 

Total: O 39.5, U 39.5 (-110)ย ย 

NFL Match Cowboys vs JetsJets Won Despite Rodgers Injury

The New York Jets have started the season with a promising glimpse into what may lie ahead. Their recent victory was a thrilling overtime conquest against the Buffalo Bills, finishing at 22-16. The game, however, wasn’t without its dramatic twists. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers faced a devastating ACL injury, setting the spotlight for Zach Wilson. Wilson’s precision was evident as he completed 14 out of 21 passes, accumulating 140 yards. The ground attack was commandeered by Breece Hall, who clocked 127 rushing yards. The aerial attack spotlight was on Allen Lazard, registering 46 yards over two catches. Defensively, DJ Reed was a titan with a whopping 11 tackles. Quinton Jefferson was the nemesis for the Bills’ offensive line, racking up two sacks, while Jordan Whitehead was a hawk in the secondary with three interceptions.


Cowboys Dominated the Giants

Conversely, the Dallas Cowboys, too, have begun on a high note, mirroring the Jets with a 1-0 overall record. Their last outing was a comprehensive victory, blanking the New York Giants 40-0. The linchpin of their offense, Dak Prescott, maintained a steady performance with 13 completions from 24 attempts, totaling 143 yards. On the ground, Tony Pollard was a force to reckon with, amassing 70 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb stood out in the receiving department with 77 yards. On the defense, Markquese Bell steered the ship with eight tackles. Both Dorance Armstrong and Osa Odighizuwa wreaked havoc with two sacks each, while Stephon Gilmore and Daron Bland each contributed with an interception.



BUSR NFL Odds lend some foresight into the upcoming clash, positioning the Cowboys as 9.5 point favorites. Their emphatic win against the Giants showcases a team in prime form, particularly their defense. While the Jets did stun audiences with their win against the Bills, Aaron Rodgers’ injury has thrust Zach Wilson into the limelight. Facing the formidable Cowboys’ defense, Wilson might find himself under immense pressure. The Jets’ defense, despite their heroics against the Bills, could face an uphill task against the Cowboys, who have been astute in possession. If early indicators hold true, the Cowboys might be the team to watch this season, potentially challenging even the stalwarts like the Eagles in the NFC East. Betting aficionados might find solace in backing the Cowboys to cover the spread, but the Jets +365 moneyline might be a worthy risk.ย 


Injury Report

For the Jets, the situation seems somewhat grim. While B. Echols (CB) returns from suspension and is eligible to play, the uncertainty surrounds C. Lawson (DL) and I. Abanikanda (RB), both questionable due to back and thigh issues, respectively. The offense takes a huge blow with A. Rodgers (QB) being ruled out for the season. The list extends with K. Yeboah (TE), C. Warren (OT), and J. Bernard-Converse (S) all out indefinitely due to various concerns. Adding to their woes, I. Odenigbo (DE), M. Hall (LB), H. Nasirildeen (LB), and C. Clark (S) find themselves on the Injured Reserve list.

The Cowboys aren’t untouched by the injury bug. T. Smith (OL) remains a question for Sunday’s game due to a hamstring issue, alongside J. Lewis (CB) with a foot problem and D. Wilson (S) with a calf concern. The challenges deepen with N. Wright (CB) and M. Waletzko (OT) being sidelined indefinitely. To compound their concerns, J. Stephens Jr. (WR), D. Durden (WR), D. Overshown (LB), and J. Ball (OT) are placed on the Injured Reserve. R. Jones (RB) remains suspended but is expected to be eligible by Week 3.