by Inside the Redzone staff – Bill Seng
The Cowboys and Jets will feature two teams with the collective ego size bigger than the lower 48-states. Jerry Jones and Rex Ryan will got a lot of camera time, but the best match-up to watch will be between the Dallas Cowboys talented receivers and the brash Jets cornerbacks.
Cowboys Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
The Jets have one of the more balanced and attack oriented defense in the league. However, a quarterback like Romo, matches up well with their scheme. He’s an escape artist that makes plays on the move. We project two passing touchdowns from Tony Romo, one to second year phenom, Dez Bryant and the other to his multi-million dollar tight end. In the rushing game, Felix Jones has the featured job, but don’t get too excited. Felix Jones had two rushing touchdowns last year, while being ‘the man’ most of the time last year. We’re shutting out Felix Jones this weekend as Jason Garrett decides to throw, throw, throw into an offensive flow.
Jets Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
As a part-time back, Shonn Greene also had a 2-touchdown season in 2010. Now handed most of the run duties, Greene looks to triple that figure. The Cowboys defense still looks a bit out of sorts from the pre-season. The Rob Ryan defense hasn’t been as successful as brother, Rex. We believe Shonn Greene helps moves chains on the Cowboys and hits the century mark right out of the gate and add a touchdown. The physical Jets will get another rushing score from a different back, the veteran Ladainian Tomlinson. We haven’t even discussed the struggling Cowboys secondary, that might be better without starter, Terrance Newman. Mark Sanchez has more weapons to work, but will hit on Santonio Holmes as many times as he can. Holmes should amass around 80-plus yards receiving and a score. Plaxico Burress could come in on a score as well, but the Jets are a conservative bunch still, so one passing touchdown sounds about right.