ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — CeeDee Lamb went into the house opener for the Cowboys with out new sidekick Brandin Cooks, who injured a knee in his Dallas debut every week earlier.
The staff’s No. 1 receiver didn’t want numerous assist.
Lamb arrange each of Dak Prescott’s landing passes with massive performs, Brandon Aubrey kicked 5 discipline objectives within the 28-year-old rookie’s residence debut, and the Cowboys beat the New York Jets 30-10 on Sunday.
Zach Wilson threw three interceptions in his first begin since Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles tendon harm because the Cowboys (2-0) completed a season-opening sweep of the New York groups.
Dallas opened with a 40-0 rout of the NFC East rival Giants, whereas the Jets (1-1) have been coming off an emotional additional time win over Buffalo after Rodgers was injured on the fourth snap of his New York debut.
“I like how we’ve finished it in several methods, in order that’s good,” Dallas proprietor/basic supervisor Jerry Jones mentioned. “I do really feel excellent about that. I feel we’ve seen numerous the basics of our staff, particular groups, offense, protection, sure issues that we’ve put in. We’re attempting, we’re utilizing them.”
Lamb was excessive on the listing this time.
The fourth-year receiver tied a profession excessive with 11 catches, together with a 25-yarder over Tony Adams that arrange tight finish Jake Ferguson’s 4-yard TD seize on the primary possession after Dallas took the ball on the coin flip as a substitute of deferring.
The following massive one was a 20-yarder on a drive that answered Garrett Wilson’s 68-yard landing catch, when Lamb held on regardless of touchdown on a shoulder after getting upended by Adams, who injured a hamstring on the play and didn’t return.
Rookie tight finish Luke Schoonmaker’s first profession landing adopted from the 1 after Brandin Echols was known as for cross interference ultimately zone.
Prescott focused Lamb a lot — 13 occasions, two shy of his profession excessive — it was virtually one too many. Sauce Gardner stepped in entrance of one of many throws and would have had a pick-6 to place the Jets in entrance earlier than halftime however the ball slipped by way of his arms.
“I do know what I’m able to doing and the issues I’m fairly good at it,” mentioned Lamb, whose longest catch — a 31-yarder — arrange the primary discipline aim from Aubrey. “The present isn’t over. I’m nonetheless going week in and week out. I’m proving it to myself and proving it to my man that I’m the most effective.”
Zach Wilson’s lengthy TD toss to Garrett Wilson obtained the Jets inside three factors within the second quarter, and the QB ran for 36 yards on a drive to a discipline aim for an eight-point halftime deficit.
However New York had simply 147 yards exterior the lengthy TD, and 4 second-half turnovers left little doubt for Dallas, which had the ball for greater than 42 minutes and ran 83 performs to 46 for the Jets.
“We noticed virtually 90 of them in the present day, and also you’re going to run of fuel,” Jets coach Robert Saleh mentioned. “We simply didn’t give ourselves an opportunity defensively to get off the sector and provides our offense an opportunity to get any form of rhythm going.”
Wilson, who was sacked thrice every week after Dallas dropped the Giants’ Daniel Jones seven occasions, was picked off by Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker and Trevon Diggs.
Dalvin Prepare dinner misplaced a fumble when Micah Parsons, who had two sacks, ripped the ball out of his arms simply earlier than Prepare dinner was tackled. Parsons obtained up and ran to the top zone, however was dominated down on evaluation.
“We’re off to an impressive begin,” coach Mike McCarthy mentioned of a protection that has led the NFL in takeaways the previous two seasons and was among the many league leaders in sacks a 12 months in the past. “The strain and the takeaways are at an unbelievable degree after two video games.”
Prescott was 31 of 38 for 255 yards and Tony Pollard had 72 yards dashing. Wilson completed 12 of 27 for 170 yards.
Aubrey had a 55-yarder amongst his 5 discipline objectives and hasn’t missed on 13 kicks since botching his first-ever NFL attempt on an additional level in opposition to the Giants. That miss was notable since Aubrey has the job partly as a result of Brett Maher missed 4 consecutive PATs in a wild-card win at Tampa Bay final season. Aubrey has been unflappable since then.
Dallas defensive assistant Sharrif Floyd was taken off the sector within the second half over medical issues. He went down on the sideline and was attended to earlier than going to the medical tent. From there, Floyd was escorted to the locker room.
Cowboys: LG Chuma Edoga, who has began rather than Tyler Smith in each video games as Smith recovers from a hamstring harm, left within the second half with an elbow subject. He was changed by undrafted rookie T.J. Bass. … RG Zack Martin injured an ankle when Pollard bumped into the again of him on a carry.
Jets: The second AFC East rival within the first three weeks with a go to from New England subsequent Sunday.
Cowboys: At Arizona subsequent Sunday.
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