Going into Week 6, the Dallas Cowboys were 3-2 with one of the best offenses in the NFL. The New York Jets, on the other hand, were 0-4 and rivaled the 0-6 Miami Dolphins with their awfulness.
But in the first half of their game, you would think that the two teams swapped jerseys or something.
The Jets moved the ball more efficiently than they had in the first four games combined while Dallas could barely move the ball at all.
But the cherry on top of the awful first half for Dallas came in the waning minutes of it.
On 4th down at the Jets 8-yard line the Cowboys trailed 7-3. Rather than go for the field goal, the Cowboys ran a single-wing QB run up the left side. The Jets defense easily snuffed it out.
On the very next play, Jets QB Sam Darnold threw a deep bomb to Robby Anderson. The Jets speedster took the pass 92 yards for a touchdown to make the game 14-3 Jets.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 13, 2019
Cowboys superfan Skip Bayless was one of many to express their disgust at the playcalling and the ensuing TD.
That just might have been the worst play call I've ever seen. You're playing with a BACK-UP LEFT TACKLE. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?????????????????????????????? JUST TAKE THE EASY FIELD GOAL. NOW IT'S 14-3 AND IT FEELS OVER.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 13, 2019
Fire Jason Garret Before He Gets Back Into The Locker Room. https://t.co/AjLznsJHSd
— Gary Ramirez (@YaBoiG_10) October 13, 2019
If we lose to the jets, we should fire Jason Garret on the spot! #DallasCowboys
— Brandon (@TheUncleDrew_) October 13, 2019
Dallas’ misery continued as the Jets got the ball back shortly after and drove down for yet another touchdown to make it 21-3 Jets.
The Cowboys were able to utilize the clock effectively to end the half with an whopping 62-yard field goal from Brett Maher to make it 21-6.
Fortunately for Dallas, the Jets are no strangers to blowing big leads. They gave up a 16-point lead to the Bills in Week 1 after dominating the first three quarters defensively.
It’s not over yet, though. The game is being played on CBS.