ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys throttled the Jets, 30-10, on Sunday afternoon, reminding the visitors from New York — as if any reminders were needed — of what the rest of their season may look like without quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers lasted just three official plays in the Jets’ season opener last week before he tore his left Achilles’ tendon. The Jets (1-1), thanks to their ferocious defense and run game, managed to win 22-16 against the Buffalo Bills in overtime.
The Jets’ defense did its part Sunday, too, stopping the Cowboys Dallas was forced to settle for field goal on five occasions after being 2-0 down in the red area. But Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wore down the defense with short passes to neutralize the Jets’ talented defensive backs. He made 11 passes to CeeDee Lamb for 143 yard. Tony Pollard ran for 72 yards, and caught seven passes.
Prescott completed 31 out of 38 passes for 255 yard and two touchdowns. Both were thrown to tight end Luke Schoonmaker and Jake Ferguson.
You can also find out more about the following: Cowboys had the ball for more than 42 minutes, ran 83 plays and converted 9 of 18 third-down chances, leaving the Jets’ offense little chance to get going.
“Defensively, we just couldn’t get off the field,” Jets coach Robert Saleh has said. “You can’t get anything going if you don’t have the ball that much.”
Rodgers’s replacement, Zach WilsonAfter a disappointing season, the Dallas front four, who are the top picks in 2021, continued where they left off. Under pressure all game from Dallas’s fearsome front four, Wilson As the Jets attempted to reduce a score deficit, he was sacked 3 times and threw 3 fourth-quarter interception. Wilson He finished the night with 170 yardage on 12 of 27, and led his team in rushing with 36 yards. He was chased by throughout the evening. Cowboys Micah Parsons had four quarterback hits including two sacks.
Wilson’s few bright moments came early and with the assistance of his teammates. Dallas took an early lead on Prescott’s first-quarter touchdown pass to Ferguson, and added 3 points on Brandon Aubrey’s 35-yard field goal. Halfway through the third quarter, Wilson opened a drive from the Jets’ 32-yard line by finding Garrett WilsonOn a play action pass,, the 2022 rookie offensive of the year, was able to catch. The receiver broke away from a tackle to sprint 68 yard into the endzone to reduce the score by 10-7.
Dallas responded with their own scoring drive, punctuating 75 yards of series with a 1-yard touchdown to Schoonmaker.
The Jets have driven to the end zone with 12 seconds left before halftime. Cowboys’ 16-yard line, Zach Wilson Garrett was almost the recipient of a second touchdown. WilsonThe ball was skidded off its mark by a Dallas defensive player after it was tipped. The Jets settled on a field-goal to make the final score 18-10.
“It was so frustrating,” Zach Wilson said. “I was going to rip it to him at the front pylon.”
In the end, Cowboys The Giants were beaten 40-0 by the Eagles last week in New Jersey. Prescott got rid of the ball quickly and Pollard, who became the team’s top running back last season, kept the Jets from locking in on the pass rush.
Parsons also stripped running back Dalvin Cook of the ball on the Jets’ second drive of the third quarter, short-circuiting their attempt to close a scoring gap that had ballooned to 21-10.
When you play from behind or under pressure. Zach Wilson threw interceptions on the Jets’ final three possessions. The first, which came early in the fourth-quarter, was intercepted Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse, who returned the ball 32 yards to the Jets’ 17-yard line. The Cowboys They added another field goal, bringing their lead up to 30-10.
Dallas’ secondary was seated back as the Jets approached the midfield line and nabbed the final two interceptions. Wilson’s throws. The matchup, like much of the Jets’ schedule before Rodgers’s injury, had been an interesting measuring stick for a team with newfound postseason hopes.
Saleh said he didn’t think Sunday’s loss was the start of a long slide for the Jets, who have home games against the division-rival New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs in the coming weeks.
“It won’t snowball, it’s not going to snowball,” He said. “That’s a really good football team. They played as good as I feel you could.”
Unfortunately for Jets fans and the television networks, the Jets, who were hyped on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” The team may continue to struggle during the summer as they search for an offensive strategy that will work without Rodgers. This is the Hall of Fame quarterback they had expected to lead them in this season.