What We Learned Against The Cowboys

It was another ugly Sunday for the Jaguars as they failed to execute in every aspect of the game. Find out how our keys to victory didn't play out for the "home team" and how close our Monday predictions were.

The Jaguars were thoroughly dominated from kickoff to gun by the Dallas Cowboys in their 31-17 loss on Sunday. We’re going to look at how our keys to victory failed to play out in the latest Jaguars blowout.

Keys To A Jaguars Victory

Win the turnover battle. The Jaguars committed three turnovers, one of which led directly to a touchdown from a muffed Ace Sanders punt and another that occurred in Cowboys’ territory taking points off the scoreboard. You’re not going to beat a better team by turning the football over.

Limit big plays Dallas had a plethora of big plays whether it was DeMarco Murray and Joseph Randle gaining big chunks of yardage on the ground or Dez Bryant killing the Jaguars with big catch and runs. It was a complete failure by the Jaguars defense.

Light ‘em up. Tony Romo was barely touched as the Cowboys’ offensive line absolutely dominated the football game. Romo had one of his best games of the season and left the game healthier than he entered it.

Stop Murray. Cowboys’ running back DeMarco Murray gained an even 100 yards and he could have had more if Dallas hadn’t removed him in a blowout.

Convert third downs. The Jaguars converted just four of their 14 third down attempts and they couldn’t move the chains when the outcome was still in some doubt.

What We’ll Be Saying On Monday

Romo had time. Tony Romo had all day to do whatever he wanted to do in the pocket and he completed 20 of 27 throws for 246 yards with three touchdowns. Romo was brilliant.

The Jaguars held Murray under 100 yards. The Jaguars almost held Murray under 100. He had an even 100 yards rushing on 19 carries but it could have been more as he was replaced in the second half.

The Allen’s will lead the charge. Allen Robinson did his part catching five passes for 60 yards, but Allen Hurns had just one catch before leaving with an injury. Cecil Shorts did a lot of the damage for the Jaguars as he caught five passes for a season-high 119 yards.

Jason Witten scored. Witten only caught five passes for 33 yards but one of those accounted for the Cowboys’ first touchdown of the day. Witten was open all day long.

Get some rest. There’s nothing else to say about this one. The Jaguars played poorly against a better opponent and the scoreboard reflected that.

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