ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys throttled the Jets, 30-10, on Sunday afternoon, reminding the guests from New York — as if any reminders had been wanted — of what the remainder of their season could seem like with out quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers lasted simply three official performs within the Jets’ season opener final week earlier than he tore his left Achilles’ tendon. The Jets (1-1) managed to drag off a 22-16 victory in extra time towards the Buffalo Payments due to their great protection and pounding run sport.
The Jets’ protection did its half Sunday, too, stopping the Cowboys (2-0) a number of instances within the purple zone and forcing Dallas to accept discipline objectives on 5 drives. However Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wore down the protection with quick passes to neutralize the Jets’ proficient defensive backs. He linked with extensive receiver CeeDee Lamb 11 instances for 143 yards. Operating again Tony Pollard caught one other seven passes for 37 yards and rushed for 72 yards on 25 carries.
In all, Prescott accomplished 31 of 38 makes an attempt for 255 yards and two touchdowns, thrown to tight ends Jake Ferguson and Luke Schoonmaker.
Rodgers’s substitute, Zach Wilson, the second total decide within the 2021 draft, picked up the place he left off final season. Underneath strain all sport from Dallas’s fearsome entrance 4, Wilson was sacked thrice and threw three fourth-quarter interceptions, because the Jets tried to nip away at a scoring deficit. Wilson completed with 170 yards on 12 of 27 passing, main the staff with 36 yards speeding. He was hounded all through the night time by Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, who had 4 quarterback hits, together with two sacks.
Wilson’s few brilliant moments got here early and with the help of his teammates. Dallas took an early lead on Prescott’s first-quarter landing move to Ferguson, and added 3 factors on Brandon Aubrey’s 35-yard discipline aim. Halfway by the second quarter, Wilson opened a drive from the Jets’ 32-yard line by discovering Garrett Wilson, the 2022 offensive rookie of the yr, on a play-action move. The receiver broke freed from a deal with and sprinted 68 yards into the top zone to slender the rating to 10-7.
Finally, the Cowboys returned to the components that helped them upend the Giants, 40-0, final week in New Jersey. Prescott removed the ball rapidly and Pollard, who turned the staff’s high working again final season, stored the Jets from locking in on the move rush.
Parsons additionally stripped working again Dalvin Prepare dinner of the ball on the Jets’ second drive of the third quarter, short-circuiting their try to shut a scoring hole that had ballooned to 21-10.
Taking part in from behind and underneath strain, Zach Wilson threw interceptions on the Jets’ last three possessions. The primary of them, early within the fourth quarter, was picked off by Cowboys security Jayron Kearse, who returned the ball 32 yards to the Jets’ 17-yard line. The Cowboys added a discipline aim to push their result in 30-10.
The ultimate two interceptions had been nabbed after the Jets approached midfield and the Dallas secondary sat again on Wilson’s throws. The matchup, like a lot of the Jets’ schedule earlier than Rodgers’s damage, had been an attention-grabbing measuring stick for a staff with newfound postseason hopes.
Sadly for Jets followers and the tv networks, the Jets, who had been hyped on HBO’s “Onerous Knocks” throughout the summer season, are more likely to wrestle as they search for an offensive components that works with out Rodgers, the Corridor of Fame caliber quarterback they anticipated to steer them this season.