Location: AT&T Stadium
Time: 4:25 PM/ET
Matchup to watch: Ezekiel Elliott vs Jaguars Front-7
Jalen Ramsey said it right. This Dallas Cowboys offense will only go as far as Ezekiel Elliott goes. Ramsey was quoted back in August in GQ Magazine and said this about Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Cowboys offense:
Ramsey was a hated man by many around the league for the comments he made that day. But, this one (and many from those days) actually seem to be somewhat true. The Cowboys offense depends heavily on the effectiveness of Elliott and the Jaguars best chance to win this game will be by containing Elliott. Elliott is very hard to stop and the Jaguars need to hope they can hold him off for four quarters (unless the Jaguars put this game out of hand quick and early). The Jaguars defensive line and speedy linebackers have fared well this season against running backs and they will look to continue their success against Elliott and the rest of the Cowboys offense.
Sleeper player to watch: RB David Williams
Of course, as we all know, the Jaguars have had injuries at running back with Leonard Fournette out for multiple weeks after aggravating a hamstring injury, and Corey Grant out for the season after suffering a Linsfranc injury in last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Because of the injuries, the Jaguars went out and signed former All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles to add depth behind T.J. Yeldon (Brandon Wilds was released as a result). Although that addition of Charles was very exotic in the eyes of Jaguar fans and NFL media, there was another addition that perhaps should be talked about a little bit more. David Williams.
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David Williams, a rookie out of Arkansas, was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round of this year’s 2018 NFL Draft. After failing to make the 53-man roster, Williams spent the first 5 weeks of his rookie season on the Broncos’ practice squad. Now a Jacksonville Jaguar, Williams looks to finally see the first NFL regular season action of his career. How much action will he get? It remains to be seen. But the fact that the Jaguars chose Williams over players like Charcandrick West, who visited the Jaguars this week as well, speaks a lot about how much the Jaguars like Williams. Look for him to get a few reps on Sunday. If Williams is able to impress, he can be a mainstay in this offense for the rest of the season.
Jaguars 31 Cowboys 14