3 compelling stats from the Jaguars electrifying win vs. the Cowboys
The Jacksonville Jaguars showed in Week 15 that teams can’t afford to take them lightly anymore. Cornerback Trevon Diggs knew it but the Dallas Cowboys still came out of TIAA Bank Field with the fourth loss of the season.
Just one week ago, the Tennesse Titans were genuinely shocked that they lost to their division foes but they should’ve known better. After all, the Jags beat a pretty talented Baltimore Ravens team and Trevor Lawrence is playing the best football of his young career. Looking back, the Titans didn’t expect the Jaguars to be playing at a high level right now.
The Cowboys probably thought they had already subdued the Jags heading into the fourth quarter but didn’t deliver the final blow, which came back to haunt them and ultimately led to their undoing in overtime.
Of course, the Jaguars deserve credit for fighting back. After all, they wouldn’t have come on top if both the offense and the defense hadn’t done their job. Trevor Lawrence played like a top 10 quarterback and safety Rayshawn Jenkins registered two clutch interceptions, including the game-winning pick 6. With that in mind, here are three compelling stats that also explain the Jacksonville win in overtime.
3. The Jaguars allowed one sack vs. the Cowboys’ ferocious defensive front
One is more than zero but still less (and better in this case) than two or three, which is the amount of sacks the Cowboys’ defense generally registers this season. In fact, they’ve logged three quarterback takedowns or more in a game nine times and the only time they didn’t get one was against the Houston Texans in Week 14.
Against the Jaguars, DeMarcus Lawrence, Micah Parsons, and the rest of the Dallas defensive front generated 19 pressures but they only brought Trevor Lawrence down once. Hats off to the offensive line, especially when you take into account that they were without Jawaan Taylor and later Cam Robinson at some point in the game.
It wasn’t always perfect but Lawrence had enough time to throw because of the hog mollies up front.