Cowboys at Jets: Insider reveals New York’s biggest weakness
After losing two straight games, the Dallas Cowboys are looking for redemption against the Jets. We went behind enemy lines for some insider information.
The Dallas Cowboys started off the season red hot, winning their first three games. But several pointed out their lack of competition in those early matchups. And the Cowboys proved their naysayers right by losing their last two contests to much stiffer competition.
So it can be said the winless New York Jets have arrived just in time to boost the Cowboys ‘ waning confidence. But not so fast. A loss to the lowly Jets could send America’s Team to new depths in the eyes of both their fanbase and the media.
With so much at stake, The Landry Hat decided to drop behind enemy lines to get some insider information from our good friends over at The Jet Press, FanSided’s fan site dedicated to all-things New York Jets. Here are five questions with co-site expert Paul A. Esden Jr.
1. What’s the latest on Sam Darnold and his status for Sunday? If he’s a go, what kind of performance are you expecting to see from him?
PE: As expected, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been cleared for contact and will start on Sunday vs the Dallas Cowboys, per an official announcement from the team. Although there was a ton of optimism that Darnold would return in Week 5 vs the Philadelphia Eagles, but last second he was ruled out by the doctors.
The Jets are 0-4, so the problems extend beyond just the quarterback position, but he should immediately give the Jets offense life on Sunday. Luke Falk has been atrocious under center and if his first read isn’t there he implodes.
Darnold will probably have some rust, there’s a 35-day span between his last appearance and his expected start on Sunday, but he’s going to be a breath of fresh air with his ability to improvise when things go south.