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DALLAS COWBOYS VS N.Y JETS

Dallas should win this game, but probably with less-than-usual numbers. The Jets have a top-5 defense – up there with the likes of the 49ers and the Cowboys themselves.

Only three defenses allowed fewer yards last year, and only three allowed fewer points. New York was on point Monday night against the Bills. With the Jets now having a toothless passing game, the Cowboys should be playing this one cautiously.

These are not the Kellen Moore Cowboys, trying to throw for 300 yards. They’re more likely to take care of the ball and avoid mistakes, punching out a lower-scoring win. … Dak Prescott was underwhelming last week, attempting only 24 passes and finishing with 143 yards and no touchdowns. He’ll probably finish with below-average numbers again, given the combination of the Jets having a strong defense and a limited offense. There won’t be any urgency to take chances.

The Jets ranked 2nd in pass defense last year, allowing only 207 yards per game, and with only 15 TD passes. Think about how Dallas played when Cooper Rush was starting last year. He averaged only 191 passing yards in his five starts, with 5 TDs. That’s probably the kind of mindset they’ll come in with for this one. Another game under 200 passing yards looks possible...

This report is just a small snippet of the Week 2 edition of Fantasy Index Weekly, part of the In-Season Analyst package. The newsletter includes our player rankings and 20-plus pages of matchup previews, plus stat projections and custom rankings for the games being played this weekend.

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