The New York Jets were more than revitalized by the return of QB Sam Darnold this past Sunday. Hosting the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 resulted in their 1st win of the 2019 NFL season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 13: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets attempts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 13, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Persuaded heavily that QB Sam Darnold would miss up to 8 weeks of NFL action due to a gross cancer, the Jets seemed to be in despair for the majority of September. Yesterday they welcomed the Dallas Cowboys to Met Life Stadium and came away victorious in a defensive grudge match. Jets Head Coach Adam Gase showed brilliance in his offensive schemes. He moved the ball convincing through methodical intermediate routes in the 1st quarter and went over the top to WR Robby Anderson in the 2nd quarter for a game long 92-yard TD pass. A wave of momentum pushed the Jets lead out to 21-6 at the half and New York simply never looked back.
CLOSED CASE ADAM GASE
Winded and wounded by the gritty New York sports media locals, head coach Adam Gase still kept his head high. New York was slaughtered by the Philadelphia Eagles last week giving up several sacks and a few costly turnovers by fumble and interception. Obviously, whatever Gase had to say to his team in walk throughs last Monday fully rejuvenated this team. From start to finish, the Jets took it to the Cowboys' neck.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett confers with quarterback Dak Prescott (4) before he heads back on the field in the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sunday, October 13, 2019.(Tom Fox / © 2019 The Dallas Morning News) All rights reserved.
Run or pass, Dak or Elliot, Jones or Garrett? Totally stacked with talent, the Dallas cowboys roster has not yet committed to an offensive strategy. After entering the 2nd half trailing 21-6, the Cowboys were able to produce a 18-3 scoring run but came up just short on their late 2-pt conversion try. Dallas succeeded on the stat sheet, including the Time Of Possession category in which they have thrived over the last five years. Dallas has started the season 3-3, and I'm wondering if they have what it takes to win the NFC East. The Eagles aren't more talented than Dallas but their coaching and team chemistry seems to be a tad more cohesive than that . Another notch in the loss column knocks the Cowboys down the power ranks but time will tell if they are a true NFC contender.
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