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NFL Week 6 PFF ReFocused: New York Jets 24, Dallas Cowboys 22

With mono behind him, Sam Darnold led the New York Jets to a 24-22 upset win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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Final Score

New York Jets 24, Dallas Cowboys 22

New York Jets

The Jets’ offense looked much more effective with Sam Darnold back in the lineup. Darnold hit Robby Anderson on a hitch and go route after Anderson left Chidobe Awuzie far behind him on the route fake. Darnold led a successful two-minute scoring drive to end the first half by hitting Ryan Griffin for a five-yard touchdown.

Anderson hauled in the deep bomb from Darnold to rip off the longest play from scrimmage thus far in the 2019 NFL season, a 92-yard hitch and go touchdown pass. Anderson was the most productive Jets’ skill player. Le’Veon Bell was average and lacked any big explosive plays.

Rookie off-ball linebacker Blake Cashman was abused when targeted in coverage against Dallas. He missed a tackle and allowed multiple receptions for first downs on the day.

Dallas Cowboys

Robert Quinn got a sack on Darnold on the Jets’ first drive, as Darnold held onto the ball for too long due to tight coverage downfield. Quinn added another sack in the fourth quarter when he quickly ran around Brandon Shell.

Jourdan Lewis came up with a big red-zone interception for the Cowboys’ defense that kept them in the game. Darnold threw high on a slant route and Lewis plucked it out of the air to end a Jets' third-quarter drive.

Connor Williams and Travis Frederick both turned in uncharacteristic performances against New York. Neither lineman will finish reviews with strong grades as pass-blockers or run-blockers.

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