Rex Ryan desired this one badly for the New York area –and his Jets delivered. But it was not easy task. Nick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal within 27 seconds left, giving the Jets a 27-24 comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the NFL’s first full Sunday with the commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an emotional backdrop.
With the game tied at 24, the Cowboys had a chance for a successful trip with 59 seconds to play, but Tony Romo was the first piece of Darrelle Revis, who intercepted 20 meters back in Dallas ’34. Four plays later field goal before folk came against his former team.
The Jets equality with 5 minutes left to stand, when Isaiah Trufant, promoted from the practice squad Saturday, ran into a locked-Kahn from 18 yards for a touchdown. Joe McKnight ran into the midst unlocked and put his hand on Mat McBriar shot, jumped right into the hands of Trufant.
It seems that the Cowboys wanted to lead two hit by the fourth quarter to take when Jason Witten, the 64-yard catch the ball in the third Jets Three plays later, Tony Romo scrambled eggs, then tries to run it in the middle, but was sacked by Mike DeVito and lost the ball to the quarterback – and it was recovered by nose tackle Sione Pouha.
The Jets turned the ball in a few minutes later when Danny McCray sacked a blitz Mark Sanchez hit him from behind and pushes the ball is loose with Dallas. But the Cowboys could not use if they were two penalties and forced to Punt – the game that swung the momentum for the Jets.
Earlier this week, Ryan said he felt a responsibility to the New York area to win on opening night, especially with the team to honor the victims of 9 / 11 attacks and their families before the game and half.