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Jets Defeat Cowboys in Emotional 27-24 Win

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The New York Jets got a huge victory Sunday night as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 27-24 from Met Life Stadium in the Meadowlands. It was an emotional win coming from two scores down and also playing on the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

Find out how crucial mistakes set back Tony Romo and also Mark Sanchez.

Both starting quarterbacks didn’t exactly shine in this game. While the game was a real defensive battle in the first half, things started to open up in the second half as the teams adjusted. However, turnovers would hurt both teams with the Cowboys’ special teams turning over being the ultimate dagger. Joey McKnight came up the middle towards the Cowboys’ punter McBriar, blocked the punt, and ran the ball in for the tying score.

The Jets then got a crucial turnover late thanks to Darrelle Revis. Revis gave the Jets good field position and they took advantage of it as Nick Folk put the Jets ahead with the 50 yard field goal.

The Cowboys then tried to come back but a missed snap in the end by Romo didn’t give his team a chance as the Jets held on for the victory. Romo finished the game going 23-36 for 342 yards with 2 touchdown passes and one interception, which was a big one leading to the go-ahead Jets score. Jason Whitten had a strong game with 6 catches for 110 yards. Miles Austin and Dez Bryant with the two touchdown receptions.

Mark Sanchez finished up going 26-44 for 335 yards also throwing two touchdown passes and one interception. Sanchez’s interception not nearly as crucial as Romo’s. Plaxico Burress did good in his Jets debut catching 4 balls for 72 yards with a touchdown. Dustin Keller had the other touchdown reception having 4 catches for 61 yards.

Sunday was the first time that the Cowboys blew a lead of 14 points or more in the fourth quarter.

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