Why the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Jets

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Covering Dez Bryant
The first offensive series, the Jets had Cromartie cover Bryant. It didn’t go well for the Jets. Bryant gained 17 yards on a slant in which he broke two tackles, then he catches a three-yard touchdown pass with Cromartie pulling the front of his jersey down. It was a physical mismatch for the Jets. On the second offensive series, Revis is jamming Bryant along the line of scrimmage. On a third down, with no deep help, Revis couldn’t prevent Bryant from catching a 26 yard pass down the sidelines. The safety help came over too late. Bryant was shutdown most of the night after that, cramps and a bruised thigh were the issues. On the Romo interception, that allowed the Jets to win it, Bryant wasn’t 100 percent. He didn’t push off well and despite getting behind Revis, it was only because the corner saw an underthrown pass.

Notes
Miles Austin could have had two touchdown receptions. In the first quarter, he fell down out of his break while Romo threw a pass into the end zone. In the fourth quarter, Romo fired a end zone pass in on direction and Austin went another way leading to a incompletion. … Cowboys ran an unbalanced line with Doug Free next to Tyron Smith and Bill Nagy playing tackle on the other side, three times on Sunday. … DeMarco Murray dropped one kickoff in the end zone and was tentative on another. That can’t happen again. … If Dez Bryant is out of the punt return game, Dwayne Harris most likely gets the job. But in windy Candlestick Park this Sunday vs. the 49ers, a healthy Terence Newman to return punts he’s got the most experience at it than anybody on the roster.

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