Jaguars Report Cards- Offense
Coming off a concussion, David Garrard had his best game as a starting quarterback. Garrard was laser-accurate, made reads and delivered mostly perfect footballs to wide open receivers en route to a 17 for 21, 260 yard, four touchdown and no interception passing performance. To add balance to his game, Garrard even ran for a touchdown. The five touchdowns set a franchise record. Great job by David.
Running backs- A
Although Maurice Jones-Drew didn't score a touchdown, the diminutive back was able to gash the Cowboys defense for 130 yards on 27 carries. Jones-Drew, one of the best finishers in the game, pounded the Dallas defense in the second half and helped the Jaguars continue to move the chains en route to their 35 point offensive performance. Fullback Greg Jones punished Dallas linebackers and helped pave the way for Jones-Drew.
Wide receivers- B+
Mike Sims-Walker has re-emerged as the Jaguars best receiver as he caught eight passes for a career high 153 yards and a touchdown, which kicked off the Jaguars scoring. Sims-Walker found himself open all day against the Cowboys man defense, and the combo of he and Garrard made Dallas pay. Mike Thomas had a productive four catch, 41-yard performance that included a touchdown on a wide receiver screen.
Tight ends- A
Marcedes Lewis bounced back from a couple of subpar games by returning to the end zone...twice. Lewis had a career high 42-yard touchdown catch to put the Jaguars up 14-3 early, and then he followed up by catching a nine-yard pass in the end zone over a Dallas defender. Lewis continues to add on to his career high with seven touchdowns.
Offensive line- B
The Jaguars offensive line wasn't perfect, but they were more than good enough to pave a great offensive performance. Playing with a backup at right tackle (Jordan Black), Jacksonville neutralized DeMarcus Ware (no tackles, no sacks) and allowed just two sacks (one of which the QB held the ball too long). The Jags line opened up holes for Jones-Drew that helped him achieve his season-high in rushing yards.
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