2011 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 11, 2011
Dallas at New York
Sunday 09/11 08:25 PM Eastern
2 units on Dallas PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Jets obviously have a great defense, but the offense remains a big question mark. The few times they tried to open things up last season under young QB Mark Sanchez (17 TDs, 13 INTs), the turnovers were high. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer instead goes with a conservative, methodical approach to limit turnovers and get great field position because of their dominant defense. Dallas has the offense to put up points so the Jets may be forced outside of their comfort zone. The Jets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10 points. Dallas comes in with a lot of talent, like last season, but a new attitude because of their coaches. Dallas has Jason Garrett in his first full season as head coach. He has brought in a more serious, focused approach than fired Wade Phillips, which was evident in preseason. This offense has talent and balance with QB Tony Romo, who has plenty to prove after missing most of last season with an injury. The defense adds DC Rob Ryan from the Browns, Rex’s brother. He brings an aggressive, attacking approach to the defense and has a super LB corps to work with, led by Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware. Rob's presence should certainly help the Cowboys in gameplanning for this one. The Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as an underdog and have more than enough talent and motivation to keep this close. Play the Cowboys.