The Dallas Cowboys thrashed the Jets 30-10 on Sunday in Arlington, Texas, to defeat a New York team for the second week. Brandon Aubrey kicked five field goals, and Dak Prescott completed two touchdown passes.
Dallas moved to 2-0 after Prescott completed 31 of 38 passes for 255 yards in an effective performance. The Cowboys were more cautious but equally effective against a Jets club playing without quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) after a 40-0 thrashing of the Giants in Week 1.
For New York (1-0), Zach Wilson completed 12 of his 27 throws for 170 yards, a score, and three interceptions. His standout play came at the 7:12 mark of the second quarter when he connected on a 68-yard pass and run with Garrett Wilson. It was the first touchdown Dallas had allowed in six quarters.
Momentum for the Jets didn’t last very long. After a five-minute drive, Prescott connected with Luke Schoonmaker for a 1-yard touchdown, and Tony Pollard’s 2-point run gave the Cowboys an 18-7 advantage.
With four seconds left, the Jets’ 34-yard field goal by Austin Seibert set the score 18-10 at the break.
Aubrey, who converted field goals of 21, 55, 26, and 30 yards in addition to the 35-yarder he made in the first quarter, helped Dallas pull away in the second half. Since Dan Bailey did it in 2013, he became the first Cowboy to make five field goals in a single game.
At the 9:19 mark of the first quarter, Prescott connected with Jake Ferguson on a 4-yard touchdown throw, capping a 12-play, 75-yard drive that gave Dallas an early lead. Prescott completed 5-of-5 passes for 41 yards on the march, including a 25-yard pass to CeeDee Lamb. Lamb went on to have a monster day, catching 11 receptions for 143 yards on 13 targets.
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Cowboys are the third club to start a season by scoring at least 70 points while limiting opponents to 10 or fewer points in each of its first two games.