NFL: Jets’s strong first half fuels win over the Cowboys

The New York Jets finally got on the board with their first win of the season by inching past the Dallas Cowboys in a nail-biting victory of 24-22, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in New York.

In his first game back from an extended absence due to mono, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was masterful as he completed 23-of-32 passes for 338 yards with two touchdowns while holding a 113.8 passer rating.

New York’s win came from an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 38.69 compared to Dallas’ OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 14.18. Their rushing index of 28.0 and receiving index of 253.5 contributed to its OVER score New York Jets put up a total DVS (Defensive Value Score) index of 1.33, compared to 0.75 for the Cowboys.

The Jets’ defense came up big, producing a DVS of 1.33 that helped fend off a surging Cowboys team in the second half that all but erased a double-digit deficit in the second half, outscoring them 16-3. However, a failed two-point conversion with less than a minute left in regulation proved to be the difference in the contest.