Garrett Wilson wakes up sleepy Jets offense with electric 68-yard TD

At least someone came to play today.
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The first quarter and a half of the NY Jets road matchup with the vaunted Dallas Cowboys went about as badly as one could imagine. Dak Prescott completed his first 13 passes, Zach Wilson was 1-4 with nine yards passing in his first handful of drives, and hope was draining away.

All of that changed thanks to the play of the mercurial Garrett Wilson. The star wideout finally was on the receiving end of a Zach Wilson crosser over the middle, and he made the most of this opportunity by shredding arguably the best defensive unit in all of football.

The Ohio State product took the BYU quarterback's laser over the middle and sprinted 68 yards to the end zone, cutting Dallas' lead to 10-7 in the second quarter. This team had nothing going on offense, and Wilson was the one who flipped the ignition switch to jump-start this team.

Garrett Wilson pulls off insane 68-yard TD for NY Jets.

Zach Wilson had been poor in this game, but his offensive line was getting manhandled on every play. Micah Parsons is playing up to his reputation, as the Jets' air and ground attacks had nothing going for them before Wilson hit that strike into tight coverage.

The Jets had just 24 yards rushing on eight carries in this game, and foru of them came on an Ashtyn Davis fake punt. Wilson missed some throws, but he was hit on several plays thanks to a line that still hasn't figured out how to keep Parsons in check for at least some part of the game.

If the Jets are going to get anything going on the offensive side of the ball, they need their top wide receiver in Wilson to play the best football of his life and get open consistently against one of the best cornerback tandems in the league. Difficult? Of course. Impossible? No way.