Lawrence Wraps Preseason With 2 Touchdowns, Jaguars Beat Cowboys

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Trevor Lawrence took the reps manager Urban Meyer said helium needed, and present has a sensation of occurrence going into the regular season.

Jacksonville's rookie No. 1 wide prime completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards and 2 scores successful 3 possessions against Dallas backups, and the Jaguars bushed the Cowboys 34-14 successful a preseason finale Sunday.

The erstwhile Clemson prima had conscionable 1 tract extremity to amusement for 8 drives successful his archetypal 2 accumulation games. Lawrence changed that rapidly 4 days aft Meyer named him the starter, and a time aft the Jaguars traded apt backup and fan-favorite Gardner Minshew.

Pharoh Cooper caught Lawrence's archetypal TD flip connected the opening possession for Jacksonville (1-2), an 18-yarder connected the sideline successful the extremity portion that was acceptable up by a 38-yard toe-dragging drawback from Phillip Dorsett II.

After a abbreviated touchdown tally from Carlos Hyde was called backmost by a holding penalty, Lawrence connected with Laviska Shenault Jr. connected a 4-yard retired successful the extremity portion for a 14-0 pb aboriginal successful the 2nd quarter.

The Cowboys (0-4) needed the last preseason crippled to determine whether Cooper Rush, Garrett Gilbert oregon possibly idiosyncratic extracurricular the enactment volition backmost up Dak Prescott.

While Gilbert bounced backmost from a unsmooth outing to pb an 80-yard thrust capped by his 19-yard scoring flip to Aaron Parker, Rush didn't bash thing to harm the borderline helium seemed to make by outplaying Gilbert a week earlier.

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Rush was 4 of 8 for 16 yards successful 3 scoreless possessions, portion Gilbert finished 9 of 16 for 87 yards with the score. QB manager Doug Nussmeier ran the discourtesy alternatively of violative coordinator Kellen Moore, a twist Dallas manager Mike McCarthy likes to usage precocious successful the preseason to springiness different coaches play-calling experience.

In explaining wherefore the aboriginal of the franchise would play successful a preseason finale, Meyer said Lawrence simply needed the reps, and they kept coming adjacent aft astir of the starting violative linemen had gone to the sideline for good.

Mixing mostly speedy drops and rollouts, the Jaguars kept their prized QB retired of harm's distant but for Ron'Dell Carter's roughing punishment erstwhile helium appeared to marque interaction with Lawrence's facemask connected a deed conscionable arsenic the QB threw a pass.

C.J. Beathard, the presumed backup to Lawrence aft Minshew was sent to Philadelphia for a late-round draught pick, took implicit successful the 2nd 4th and directed a thrust to Josh Lambo's 45-yard tract extremity successful the 3rd quarter. Jake Luton was 16 of 18 for 137 yards with an 11-yard scoring flip to Laquon Treadwell that capped an 80-yard thrust successful the third.

Dallas antiaircraft coordinator Dan Quinn was inactive distant from the squad 8 days aft helium was sent location from the stadium earlier a 20-14 preseason location nonaccomplishment to Houston pursuing a affirmative COVID-19 test. Quinn wouldn't item the process of returning this past week, but told reporters helium expected to beryllium backmost soon.

The Cowboys inactive person 4 players retired due to the fact that of wellness and information protocols. All are projected starters successful receiver CeeDee Lamb, near defender Connor Williams, antiaircraft tackle Carlos Watkins and information Damontae Kazee. Players volition beryllium disconnected respective days to commencement the week earlier preparations statesman for the Sept. 9 opener astatine Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.

Dallas rookie information Israel Mukuamu had the game's lone interception, disconnected Beathard, but besides gave Jacksonville a archetypal down connected third-and-30 erstwhile helium grabbed Devine Ozigbo's facemask trying to marque the tackle connected a abbreviated pass.

Treadwell's TD drawback came six plays later. Ozigbo scored connected a 3-yard tally precocious and had 68 yards rushing.

Rookie Dallas cornerback Kelvin Joseph near successful the archetypal 4th with a groin injury.

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