The Game Balls
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*LaDainian Tomlinson: The Jets running back was the best player on the field for a good portion of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Tomlinson was the Jets' leading receiver in the game, catching six passes for 73 yards. Before Burress became a factor, it was all Tomlinson in the passing game, and he kept the team in the game.
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*Bart Scott: The Jets linebacker had one of the best games of his Jets career. He had eight tackles, seven solo, and a sack. He also had two tackles for a loss. He was everywhere on the field and resembled the player the Jets thought they were getting when they signed him to a big free agent contract a little more than two years ago. This is a big third year for the former Raven and it's off to a great start. He did miss one big tackle in the game, but for the most part he was stellar on defense.
*Nick Folk, Joe McKnight, Isaiah Trufant: The special teams' trio each had a direct hand (or foot) in the Jets' victory. Folk kicked the game-winning field goal from 50 yards out and McKnight blocked a punt that Trufant returned for a touchdown. Great night for special teams coordinator Mike Westoff.
The Game Falls
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*Derrick Mason: The newly-signed receiver had a poor debut with the Jets. He looked old when targeted on the field, unable to get to the ball or make a play after the catch. He caught three passes for 19 yards, but he couldn't catch a sure touchdown pass from Sanchez that fell incomplete in the end zone. The Jets did score on the next play, so it didn't hurt them in the end. We're not writing off Mason just yet, however.