Cowboys vs. Jaguars: Blake Bortles is the single biggest variable for the Jaguars from week-to-week
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By Dave Halprin

The Dallas Cowboys host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, so it’s time to lean some things about the Jaguars. For that, we reached out to Big Cat Country to get some answers to our questions. Check it out.

Blogging The Boys: The running back situation is a little unsettled. How has that unit been without Leonard Fournette? Also, do you expect Jamaal Charles to play/have any real impact in the game?

Big Cat Country: Jacksonville’s recipe for success in 2017 was smash-mouth offense and very good defense. The Jaguars were hoping to replicate that in 2018, and still want to be a run-first team (the defense remains elite). However, Leonard Fournette has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Week 1 and has not even played four quarters of football this season. The Jaguars looked to run the offense through Fournette when he was available, but durability has been an issue for him. Backup running back T.J. Yeldon has actually played quite well in Fournette’s absence, averaging more than 90 total yards from scrimmage per game in 2018. Although, Yeldon has been dealing with an ankle injury himself, and quite frankly doesn’t offer the same threat as Fournette does in the ground game. The running game has also taken a hit due to injuries along the offensive line. The group is banged up at several spots, and already lost left tackle Cam Robinson for the season. The Jags are actually forced to start third-stringer Josh Walker at left tackle this week with Josh Wells out with a groin injury....

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