Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets - 5/24/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets - 5/24/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys

Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Line: Dallas Cowboys -9.5 -- Over/Under: 44

TV: twitch.tv/betonlinemadden

The New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday night in a Madden20 simulation game. 

The New York Jets didn’t win a whole lot in the real life season, but they have some talent on the video game side, especially on defense where safety Jalen Adams and linebackers CJ Mosely and Avery Williamson are all ranked 85 or higher overall. Running back Le’Veon Bell carries an 88 overall rating with a 89 speed rating and 92 acceleration rating. Wide receiver Robby Anderson is the fastest player on the team with a 94 speed rating and 84 overall rating. Quarterback Sam Darnold has a 74 overall rating with a 77 awareness rating and a 83 acceleration rating. For a team that didn’t win a whole lot on the actual field, the New York Jets have some talent in the virtual world and they’re good enough to win with if played with online. Don’t sleep on these Jets.

The Dallas Cowboys have four players ranked 91 or better overall in running back Ezekiel Elliott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and offensive linemen Zack Martin and Tyron Smith. That makes for a strong running game and a difference maker on the outside. Quarterback Dan Prescott is rated 81 overall, but he has a decent speed rating of 83 and acceleration rating of 86, so he can hurt defenses with his feet. Speaking of the defense, the Cowboys have a shutdown corner in Byron Jones who has an 88 rating overall and a top tier pass rusher in DeMarcus Lawrence who also has an 88 rating overall and a 88 acceleration rating. The Dallas Cowboys are loaded with difference makers on both sides of the ball and have to be one of the more balanced teams in this years version of Madden.

The Dallas Cowboys obviously are the better team than the Jets both in real life and video game form, but they're not an elite team that should be laying monster numbers most nights. The New York Jets aren't all that bad in this video game and they have the benefit of not having Adam Gase calling the shots and screwing things up. The Jets are highly effective on the defensive side and have speed on the offensive end that creates chances for big plays. 

This is a lot of points to lay. Give me the Jets and the points.

 

Randy’s Pick New York Jets +9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.