Jets get first win, holding off Cowboys 24-22 in Sam Darnold’s return

AP

Who saw this coming?

Even with Sam Darnold returning, the Cowboys remained favorites to beat the Jets. They didn’t.

The Jets got their first win of the season, dominating the first half and holding off the Cowboys in the second half. The Jets won 24-22 when Dak Prescott‘s two-point pass attempt fell incomplete with 43 seconds remaining.

Darnold outplayed Dak Prescott, who was missing his two starting tackles and two starting receivers as Amari Cooper played only the first possession before leaving with a hip injury. Darnold, who had not played since the season opener as he recovered from mono, completed 23 of 32 passes for 338 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Prescott completed 28 of 40 passes for 277 yards. He ran for 11 yards on three carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run in the final minute to get them within a two-point conversion of overtime.

The Cowboys have lost three in a row after three victories to begin the season. But they remain in a first-place tie with the Eagles atop the division after Philadelphia lost to the Vikings.

The Eagles play the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium next Sunday night.

Brett Maher kicked field goals of 50 and 62 yards, but he missed a 32-yarder and the Cowboys passed on a field-goal attempt on fourth down from the Jets 7-yard line.

Robby Anderson caught five passes for 125 yards and a touchdown, a 92-yarder that came after the Jets stopped Prescott on a fourth-and-two play from their 7-yard line. Jamison Crowder caught six passes for 98 yards.

82 responses to “Jets get first win, holding off Cowboys 24-22 in Sam Darnold’s return

  1. I sure love hearing about the AFC Least… Patriots are without question the #1 in the league. Jets all of a sudden look pretty damn good with Darnold back and the Bills may have the 2nd best defense in the entire league….yea, Dolphins are still horrible.

  2. Cowgirls have only beaten the Skins, Fins and Giants…prob the 3 worst teams in the league. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go 1-3 to the AFC East this year. They’ll get smoked by New England and probably lose to the Bills as Buffalo’s D is going to eat this team up.

  3. Who the hell called that timeout after Zeke got tackled? Everyone knows with less then a min in the game you need all 3 timeouts to atleast have a shot. Rookie mistake and I’m gonna go out on a limb and blame clappy.

  4. Who saw this coming (except for Boomer Esiason)? I sure didn’t. The Jets just torched the Cowboys secondary. Maybe they were looking ahead to next week’s game against the Eagles. Whatever happened, they made the Jets look like a real NFL team.

  5. What a surprise, the Jets won! Can I say I like the metallic green better on the helmets than the old dull green?

  6. So? Is Mr Garretts seat getting warm? Was a good game. Glad to see the Jets hang one on the Cowboys.

  7. Anyone notice Saints are 4-0 without Brees…guess he’s just a system QB right? Must be if Teddy Bridgewater is stepping in and logging W’s….

    This is what was always said about Brady right? Must be the same for Drew. ‘Ol Teddy is 4-0 and not missing a beat. QBs in New Orleans are nothing more than a product of Payton’s system…. Sounds absolutely ridiculous, doesn’t it?

  8. This is karma that always comes back for Jerry. He sold his soul to the devil to get that last Super Bowl in ’95 to “prove” it was him and not Jimmy Johnson.

    Now, he will pay players who then immediately fall off a cliff. Just look at this year as proof.

    As a Cowboys fan since 76 when I was 8, I’m cool with Cowboys sucking till Jerry is no longer around.

  9. If the Cowboys can’t beat the lowly Jets, then they are not a SB contender. Maybe it’s all the injuries catching up to them but there are no excuses.

  10. Why is it Cowboys get a pass for injury’s yet Bengals who have been decimated sense preseason no one wants to mention.

  11. That is a perfect argument for Brees being a system QB. Sorry, try again.

    lobstasandmobstas says:

    Anyone notice Saints are 4-0 without Brees…guess he’s just a system QB right? Must be if Teddy Bridgewater is stepping in and logging W’s….

    This is what was always said about Brady right? Must be the same for Drew. ‘Ol Teddy is 4-0 and not missing a beat. QBs in New Orleans are nothing more than a product of Payton’s system…. Sounds absolutely ridiculous, doesn’t it?

  12. The refs went on a power trip on that last cowboys drive with 3 crippling bullcrap calls against the Jets and then tried to make up for it with 2 iffy calls against the Cowboys. Enough is enough. Let them play. The league needs to step in and put an end to the garbage REFBALL.

  13. What a disgusting display of officiating, the NFL did everything it could to hand the game to the Cowboys.

    Thank God they didn’t succeed.

    #noshameatall.

  14. Might be just me but JETS look like a Top 15 team with Darnold at the helm. Be curious to see how they fare in upcoming challenges.

    Games against NE, @Jags, @Ravens, Pit and @Bills. They’re losing to the Patriots but could see them go 3-2 against those 5 teams. The rest of their games are wins if they play like they did today.

  15. A patriot fan talking about the cowboys schedule and not playing anyone. A patriot fan making a comment about another teams weak schedule is comical beyond words.

  16. Nice job by the media (charade included) making up excuses for the Cowboys. Every team has injuries. Good teams still find a way to win.

  17. “thermanmerman99 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    A patriot fan talking about the cowboys schedule and not playing anyone. A patriot fan making a comment about another teams weak schedule is comical beyond words.”

    Toughen up, feel free to see what a Pats thread looks like after a loss. It’s about 200 comments or serious trash. Part of the fun of being a fan…rooting for the Cowgirls to lose. I’d say see you in February, but we both know you won’t be there. You probably won’t make the playoffs!

  18. I am fine with Elliott. Not sure about Prescott; absolutely sick of Jason Garrett. He is a .500 coach. That’s it. Every team has injuries. Overpay Lawrence, which they did and over pay others, there is no depth. This loss was huge. Loosing worse than score indicated to a winless team. Garrett should go before plane ride home. Cowboys were not ready to play

  19. All the talk about Dak’s struggles, but at least the offence can blame injuries somewhat. Yet no one’s mentioned how bad this defence has looked for multiple weeks now. Interior dline gets pushed around, Vanden Esch doesn’t look like the player he was as a rookie and that secondary has been embarrassing. How that Heath guy still has a job amazes me.

  20. Trying to give the Cowboys the game lol. They did give it to the Jets.Let them get away with murder and took a obvious touchdown away from the Cowboys. Jet fans can thank the refs for the win.

  21. Sam Darnold is the real deal and the Jets have a bright future. They have a few superstars on defense too. The Cowboys are a good team, but the Jets need to be taken seriously. Just like we’re seeing with the 49ers. When your team is bad for a long time, and you get a few good draft picks, then you get a good QB, you’re just a completely different team.

  22. If Dak is offered a 5 year 15 mil deal from Jerrah at this point he better take it and consider himself fortunate. They need the money to build that awful defense.

  23. Arron Davis says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm
    Why is it Cowboys get a pass for injury’s yet Bengals who have been decimated sense preseason no one wants to mention.

    cause the bengals are garbage? you expect such miserable football from them, the cowturds not so much, mmmmmkay?

  24. The seasonal collapse of the Cowboys has begun! Eagles defense will eat this team alive. Best the boy’s will do is 9-7 and they will need a lot of help from the officials to do that.

  25. steelpalace5000 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm
    Trying to give the Cowboys the game lol. They did give it to the Jets.Let them get away with murder and took a obvious touchdown away from the Cowboys. Jet fans can thank the refs for the win.
    ————
    Going for it on 4th down killed it for them. Taking points off the board when a FG makes it a one score game with over 3 minutes before halftime is beyond stupid on Garrett’s part. Next play ” Boom”! Now your down 2 scores in a blink. Just handed them the game.

  26. Dallas usually wait until December before flopping. I wonder why they started early this year. The players probably want Garrett gone so they can get a real football minded coach sooner than later. Speaking of Sooner…

  27. lobstasandmobstas says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm
    I sure love hearing about the AFC Least… Patriots are without question the #1 in the league. Jets all of a sudden look pretty damn good with Darnold back and the Bills may have the 2nd best defense in the entire league….yea, Dolphins are still horrible.
    —————————

    The jets are 1-4

  28. The Refs did their best to hand the Cowboys that last drive after the Cowboys were outplayed most of the game.

    It should be an interesting game next week with both the Cowboys and Eagles showing serious flaws in their defenses.

  29. thermanmerman99 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    A patriot fan talking about the cowboys schedule and not playing anyone. A patriot fan making a comment about another teams weak schedule is comical beyond words.

    ——————-
    What if you guys were to just chill and let the Jets fans enjoy this one?

  30. As a Patriots fan, one of the big complaints I hear is “how easy the AFC East is.” I wonder how easy the Cowboys think it is now. The Patriots have the Jets next. They’ve got new unis, their QB back, are coming off a big win, have nothing to lose and are playing at home. Not the theater any undefeated team wants to walk into. Yikes! This could be a rock fight and the buzz is going to be exciting.

  31. And Miami would have beaten Washington had they started Fitz. The NFC EAST is considerably worse than the AFC EAST. The Patriots,will have their hands full next week. The Darnold led Jeta played the Bills tough.

    LOL the Eagles and Boys are atop the division abd neither has a winning record. The Giants are just one game out. I predict they will finish first followed by the Eagles. The Skins are only 2 games out. The Giants have at least gotten through the Bills and Patriots.

  32. Refs absolutely took 4 points off the board for the Cowboys. That wasn’t (offensive)pass interference on Jason Witten’s touchdown.

    There were plenty of suspect calls, & no calls in the game. However, that call alone changed the game.

    Down the stretch there were SIX consecutive plays with hankies on the field. Disgraceful. Hard to say what was worse, taking a touchdown away, or the flagrant punch thrown in the 1st quarter, without a hankie…

  33. Dakota is returning to his mediocre level of play that has been his trademark for his career. He is not an effective passer; he is a running back.

    Right now Dakota’s value has dropped to the price of an average movie theatre ticket.

    What a fraud.

  34. What’s with all the pat fans posting

    We’re happy to see the Jets win a big game.

    Just not next week.

  35. called it earlier today when they announced their tackles were out:

    amaf21 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 8:14 am
    Upset alert!

    39 16 Rate This

  36. Garrett’s face shows the stress from being in the head coach hot seat for When Jerry fires him he will either have to get a day job or coach high school football.

  37. The Cowboys win, the Cowboys win
    The Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl

    I’ve been hearing that stupid song practically all of my life. I was raised a Cowboys fan on my grandmother’s knee since I was a baby in 1961, and she was the greatest Cowboys fan who ever lived.

    Yeah, well, I remember the Ice Bowl. My grandmother crying on the couch. I remember the first Monday Night Football game Dallas played in, a 38-0 blowout loss to the Cardinals. My grandmother crying on the couch. I remember the first Super Bowl the Cowboys played in, a horribly embarrassing lost to the Colts.

    I remember the Cowboys first Super Bowl victory, and what a glorious game that was. I also remember the losses to the Steelers, and how painful they were. I remember the comeback championship against Denver, and the decline, then the resurgence. Back-to-back Super Bowls, wow! I remember the loss to the 49ers in the conference championship the next year, and I remember the final victory campaign. My grandmother passed away that year, and I all can say is, praise to merciful God that the last game my grandmother watched the Cowboys play was a Super Bowl victory against the hated Steelers.

    But it’s been downhill ever since. Dallas hasn’t won a divisional playoff game or appeared in a conference championship, much less a Super Bowl, since 1995. I live twenty miles from where Tom Landry was born. I’m surrounded by die-hard Cowboys fans, and every year they keep singing that same stupid song. Dallas wins a meaningless preseason or early season game against a weak opponent, and they all think they’re going to the Super Bowl. “Ezekiel! Ezekiel! It’s in the Bible!”

    Um, you don’t know the Cowboys like I do. Over 58 years, I have seen the best Dallas can deliver; I’ve also more often than not seen the worst. These Cowboys are in no way comparable to the great teams of the 70s and 90s. They are not championship material. They just are not, haven’t been since 96.

    On a weekend when the Texans can beat the Chiefs, and the Cowboys can lose to the Jets, you know your franchise sucks.

  38. Best Owner? check
    Best GM? check
    Best Coach? check
    Best Offensive Line? check
    Best Defence? check
    Best Wide Receivers? check
    Best RB? check

    Best QB? Uh oh…. looks like Dak Dilfer isnt going to get his 40 million.

  39. Last two weeks for Dallas have been terrible, first losing to the packers at home then losing to the Jets. I think the Eagles beat the Cowboys next week for the trifecta.

  40. Dak Diler :

    Giants – cha ching 30 million per
    Skins – cha ching 35 million per
    Dolphins – cha ching 40 million per

    Packers, Saints and Jets – $8.50 an hour to hold the clipboard and tell Carrot Top when to clap.

    3rd string wannabe…. Check Down Dak…. bruuuuuuuutal

  41. Pats fans are here to say thanks to Jerry for the lovely backstabbing he gave New England during Framegate. Also to retort that the AFCE is not as soft as their record indicates.

  42. What’s up with all these AFC east fans thinking their division is tough all of a sudden? You have the Patriots a top team ,and the Bills a much improved team. Bedsides them there is nothing to brag about the Jets win a game vs Dallas. All of a sudden they are a good team no . The cowboys were exposed weeks ago have not beaten a good team the dolphins, giants, and skins lmao . The jets barely beat them for win #1 . Then there is Miami witch may no5 win a game this year. At the very most they win 1 and will suck for a few more years at least. Want to talk about a tough division look at NFC west by far the best.

  43. The refs went out of their way on that last drive to give the Cowboys the game. All of those flags were ridiculous. It is so obvious that the league wants the Cowboys to win. They are a huge television draw and the NFL is desperate to see the Cowboys stay relevant. After all of those flags on the last Cowboys possession, I was certain we would see yet another interference call on the 2 pt conversion attempt. Whiney crybaby Witten fully expected a flag.

  44. lobstasandmobstas says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Might be just me but JETS look like a Top 15 team with Darnold at the helm. Be curious to see how they fare in upcoming challenges.

    No, they were just super energized with a QB that actually belongs in the league. Luke Faulk was horrible. I’ve seen weekend rec leaguers play better than him

  45. I was laughing to myself at the amusement of seeing Jerry Jones big bad Dallas Cowboys with all the hype that this might be their year, get their tails handed to them by the lowly and pathetic NY Jets. Friggin hilarious!

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