The last time the Cowboys faced the Jaguars was in 2018, a 40-7 win for Dallas in Arlington. The Cowboys haven’t lost to Jacksonville since 2010 and will be taking their first trip to TIAA Bank Field since 2006. The 2014 game was played in London.
Second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence will lead the Jaguars. The first overall pick in 2021 threw for 3,641 yards, 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season.
Jacksonville went on a spending spree this offseason, with one of its biggest signings being wide receiver Christian Kirk. He arrives from the Arizona Cardinals after catching 77 passes for 982 yards and five touchdowns last season. The Jaguars also signed Zay Jones from the Las Vegas Raiders and brought back veteran Marvin Jones Jr.
Jacksonville lines up the duo of James Robinson and Travis Etienne Jr. at running back. Robinson rushed for 767 yards and eight touchdowns last season, while Etienne missed all of 2021 due to a foot injury. The Jaguars signed Evan Engram to play tight end after catching 46 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns for the New York Giants last season.
Jacksonville signed Brandon Scherff from the Washington Commanders to play guard. He’ll lead an offensive line of Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor at tackle, rookie Luke Fortner at center and fellow guard Tyler Shatley.
Edge rusher Josh Allen leads the Jaguars’ defensive line alongside rookie Travon Walker, the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi is another new signing, having recorded 25 tackles for the New York Jets last season.
2022 first-round pick Devon Lloyd starts at linebacker alongside Foyesade Oluokun. Oluokun was signed from the Atlanta Falcons after leading the NFL with 102 tackles last season.
Shaquil Griffin returns at cornerback alongside Darious Williams, who was signed from the Los Angeles Rams. Rayshawn Jenkins will be Jacksonville’s primary safety, while second-year player Andre Cisco is expected to be alongside him.
After firing Urban Meyer 13 games into last season, the Jaguars hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson went 42-37-1 with the Eagles, winning Super Bowl LII in 2017. He’s 4-6 against the Cowboys in his coaching career.
Dallas will play Jacksonville on Sunday, Dec. 18, at noon CT on Fox.