Dud: Cowboys goal line running
As good as the Cowboys were in this game, there was one major area of concern — their ground game couldn't do anything near the goal line.
Dallas was continually getting into the red zone but had to settle for far too many field goals. Brandon Aubrey ended the day 5-of-5 and while he drilled a 55-yarder with ease, he also connected from 21 yards, 26 yards, and 30 yards. In those situations, the Cowboys just couldn't punch the ball in as the Jets were overpowering them near the goal line.
The one time Dallas finally broke through with the run inside the 10 came following the interception from Jayron Kearse. Tony Pollard took a handoff six yards and dodged more than one defender as he ran it in for six. Unfortunately, this one didn't count since Tyron Smith was flagged for a hold, pushing them back 10 yards.
That led to them calling out Brandon Aubrey for his fifth field goal attempt of the game, which he knocked through.
In all, the ground game manged 134 yards but needed 44 attempts to reach that number. They also had no touchdowns on the ground.
Against the Jets, it wasn't an issue but going forward, this cannot be the norm.