5 Bold Cowboys Predictions for Week 2 vs Jets

Will someone retire mid-game? How many millions of dollars will Dak Prescott lose? If Deuce Vaughn runs the football and nobody is there to see it, does he still gain yards?

Deuce Vaughn's rushing workload is part of the bold predictions ahead for the Cowboys' Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets.
Deuce Vaughn's rushing workload is part of the bold predictions ahead for the Cowboys' Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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After throttling the New York Giants to the tune of a historic 40-0 blowout win on Sunday Night Football in Week 1, it almost feels like there's no prediction too bold for the Dallas Cowboys. Will we win the NFC East? The entire conference? The Super Bowl? Are we already the greatest team in NFL history? The greatest team ever in any sport?

Okay maybe some of them are too bold.

But in every over-exaggeration, there's a kernel of truth. The Cowboys may not be Super Bowl favorites yet, but the incredible performances turned in by all of offense, defense and special teams in Week 1 made it clear that we deserve to be in the conversation.

And now we have another very easy matchup on tap in Week 2.

Here are some bold predictions (and their kernels of truth) for the Cowboys against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Cowboys vs Jets: 5 Bold Predictions for Week 2

1. Zach Wilson Retires Mid-Game

Remember the Sam Darnold "seeing ghosts" game? The New England Patriots ruined his career. His play was literally never the same after that. Before that game, he had a career 80.6 passer rating with more touchdowns than interceptions. Since then? A 74.8 passer rating with 23 interceptions to 22 touchdowns.

Well this is going to be even worse for Zach Wilson. He might just straight-up retire at halftime, forgoing the complete career collapse he watched Darnold go through.

Pro Football Focus had the Jets as a bottom-10 pass-blocking unit in Week 1. The Cowboys pass-rush? It was ranked No. 2 in the NFL.

Dallas fans know full well that ranking was no fluke, either. PFF had us No. 2 at rushing the passer in 2022 as well, and we have all the same elite personnel that had us achieve that

We sacked Daniel Jones on an almost unbelievable 20% of his dropbacks last week (7 sacks on 35 dropbacks), and Wilson has no hope of avoiding a similar fate. You almost feel bad for the kid. Almost.