Cowboys Stadium | Sunday, October 31 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Cowboys 24, Jaguars 10
130 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 2 INTDouble check that Garrard (concussion) will be able to start Sunday. If not, Trent Edwards will get the nod again. Either way, both should be avoided on a Jaguars team that has been awful.
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 70 rush yardsJones-Drew got things going in the passing game last week, with five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. If he can remain productive through the air, he will have fewer dud outings going forward.
3 rec, 50 yardsThomas has so far been the receiver to own in the Jags' offense. He is still no better than a WR2/3 if he's in your lineup, but at least his production is consistent unlike teammate Mike Sims-Walker.
1 rec, 15 yardsSims-Walker has just 11 receptions since Week 2. While a David Garrard (concussion) return would certainly help, he is still a major disappointment relative to what his expectations were before the season.
3 rec, 35 yards, 1 TDLewis averages better than 5.4 targets per game and his five touchdowns in seven games are noting to sneeze at. Of any Jaguars pass catcher, Lewis looks to have the most value at the moment.
1 PAT, 1 FGScobee's 13 field-goal attempts isn't a lot when you consider that the Jaguars have yet to have a bye. You should find another option, considering the state of the offense.
2 sacks, 1 INTThe Jags defense ranks 30th in the league in total yards allowed. Even against a Tony Romo-less Cowboys squad, there is no point in starting a bad defense.
245 pass yards, 2 pass TDKitna will take over at QB with Tony Romo out 6-8 weeks with a broken collarbone. As a passer he's mediocre, but Kitna will have plenty of weapons at his disposal. If you need immediate help at quarterback, give him a look this week.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDJones outpaced Marion Barber for the third week in a row on the ground and through the air. With John Kitna now helming the offense, the Cowboys will look to emphasize the ground attack as well as the short passing game, which is perfect for Jones.
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 20 rush yardsOnce the Cowboys fell behind on Monday night, Barber was essentially ignored in the gameplan. He's worth stashing on the bench in deep leagues, ready to deploy in an emergency, but otherwise Barber provides little to fantasy owners.
4 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDAustin has just five receptions for 50 yards in his past two outings, and losing Tony Romo is definitely a hit to his fantasy value. Still, the Jags' secondary is awful. Don't banish Austin to the bench just yet.
2 rec, 40 yardsTony Romo's fractured collarbone may hurt Williams even more. The deep passing game is sure to take a big with John Kitna at quarterback. With the team at 1-5, the coaches may decide to give Dez Bryant extra reps as well.
2 rec, 25 yardsBryant had seven targets on Monday night, compared to three for Roy Williams. Though it's too early to draw any conclusions, the Cowboys may decide to give Bryant extra reps with the team wallowing with a 1-5 record.
4 rec, 50 yardsWitten caught a season-high nine passes on 13 targets Monday night. Oddly enough, he may benefit from John Kitna taking over at quarterback. Look for Witten to thrive as a consistently-targeted safety valve going forward.
3 PATs, 1 FGBuehler is just 8-for-11 on field goal attempts this season. With Tony Romo potentially out for the season with a fractured collarbone, the offense should suffer as a whole, limiting Buehler's opportunities.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FumblesThe Jags could find some success on the ground against the Cowboys, but they'll need to generate some kind of passing game to keep the defense honest. Dallas should be a decent play this week.
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