NFL Week 15: Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars Game Preview

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The Dallas Cowboys are set to travel to TIAA Bank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a week 15 matchup. The Cowboys come into the game with a record of 10-3. Despite their incredible record, they still remain in second place in the NFC East, sitting two games behind the Philadelphia Eagles for first place. On the flip side, the Jaguars enter the contest with a record of 5-8 and are currently in second place in the AFC South, sitting only two games behind the Tennessee Titans for first. With both of these teams desperate to make up some ground in their divisions and the regular season winding down to an end, this is a must win game for both teams. 

Dallas Cowboys Look to Make Up Ground In NFC East Divisional Race

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a rough 27-23 win against the Houston Texans. This game was a very poor showing for the Cowboys and was a concerning performance for a team of their caliber to have, especially this close to the postseason. However, they came out of the game with a win and at the end of the day that is all that matters. This week, they find themselves in another very winnable matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With Dallas potentially competing for a Super Bowl, this is a team they should have no trouble taking care of as long as they show up to play. Quarterback Dak Prescott should be poised for a big game against the Jaguars after failing to show up against Houston. He ended the game with 284 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. If he can revert to playing like he has been for a better part of the 2022 season this week, the Dallas offense should be back and clicking, ready to put up another dominant performance. 

Jacksonville Jaguars Hope to Continue Hot Streak After Crucial Win Over the Tennessee Titans

Last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars took home a big win over the team currently in first place in their division, the Tennessee Titans. It did not appear that the Jaguars were going to be able to keep up early on in the game. Opposing running back Derrick Henry came out of the gates hot and was giving the Jacksonville defense fits. However, they made incerdible adjustments to keep him in check the rest of the game. This week, they will be up against a much more balanced offensive attack with the Cowboys. The defensive unit will have to be on their toes and playing at an elite level for Jacksonville to pull off another upset this week. If they can force Prescott to turn the ball over as frequent as the Texans did last week, they could end up making this a competitive game. On the offensive side of the ball, Trevor Lawrence will have to have another incredible performance. Dallas has a very talented secondary, and it could end up being a very long day for the Jaguars for Lawrence does not have another multitouchdown game.