The Cowboys want to see QB Tony Romo ready for action when the team goes to London on Sunday to take on the Jaguars, in a game that is eagerly anticipated by many sportsbooks offering pay per head solutions. The player was not able to feature in his team’s 28-17 loss last week at home to the Cardinals because of an injury to the back, and his status for the game is crucial for fans who are betting on Dallas.
The betting line opened with the Cowboys being the favorites by 7.5 points, and 45 was the total.
Even if they don’t have the services of Romo – their token QB – the Cowboys will take on a Jaguars side that this season again had plenty of struggles even though they were able to cover sometimes. Jacksonville are currently 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings prior to their bye week, and next week Dallas will also be off, so this will prove to be a key game for the team in the NFC East so they can keep up with the Eagles.
The Jaguars won’t have an answer to DeMarco Murray, RB for the Cowboys, who had a 100-yard game streak in the beginning of the season, which proved to be a record. However, this came to an end in the team’s loss last week. Jacksonville only gave up 154 yards and two TD’s to Jeremy Hill – rookie for Cincinnati – in last week’s loss of 33-23. Murray should now be very eager to take on this defense.
This season, the Jaguars were able to deal with most of the teams that they faced, but their most important issue was how the games ended for the team. Last week, after losing to Cincinnati 26-10 early during the fourth quarter, Jacksonville was able to retaliate and win 26-23 with 8 minutes and 13 seconds left in the game, before only a few seconds later, when they gave up a TD to Hill.
The Jaguars, in their last four meetings, could not really do much when they were beaten by Miami 27-13. This also proves to be the only meeting in the last month where they were not able to cover. The Jaguars won’t only be given the opportunity to cover the spread but also win If Weeden starts for Dallas again.
NFL fans and many sportsbooks providing pay per head solutions are looking forward to a very interesting clash between the Cowboys and the Jaguars, and wonder what will ultimately happen at Wembley Stadium.