By K.D. Drummond
We’ve already looked at a preview of Sunday afternoon’s Cowboys-Jaguars Week 6 tilt via advanced team statistics, but what about position-by-position? Where are the areas Dallas should feel better about their chances, if any?
Here in the tale of the tape, we’ll take a look at which team stands superior, in boxing terms.
A quick review of the stat categories. DVOA measures how well a player does as compared to the average at the position. This is a percentage and can be translated into yards, or DYAR. PFF grades each player on their performance, play by play. EPA provides a score to how much each gain or loss adds to the likelihood the player’s team scores. EPA is the fundamental part of the QBR calculation.
Too bad the Cowboys and Jaguars offense aren’t on the field at the same time, because despite their struggles, they acquit themselves remarkably well in this comparison.
Even with the down last eight games of 2017, this felt like it should be an easy win for Prescott based on Bortles first few years in the league. However, that can’t really be said in 2018 as Prescott mostly struggles to put together a functional Dallas passing game and Bortles rides a roller...