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Jets Defeat Cowboys: We Hand Out Game Balls (Sanchez, Tomlinson, Revis) And Game Falls (Mason)

We're handing out game balls to the standouts of the Jets' 27-24 victory over the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium Sunday night. Of course, it's not all good, so we'll point out the not-so-good players as well.

The Game Balls
Sanchez. (AP photo)
*Mark Sanchez: He had two big turnovers that could have cost the Jets the game. But Sanchez got the job done when he needed to. He threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns. Bigger, he led the team to yet another comeback victory in the fourth quarter. His receivers came up big too, especially in the final period. Burress totaled four catches for 72 yards and a touchdown; Santonio Holmes caught six balls for 70 yards; and Dustin Keller had five grabs for 61 yards and a score.

*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.

Revis. (AP photo)
*Darrelle Revis: After allowing that big pass to Dez Bryant along the sideline early in the game, Revis absolutely shut down the big-time wide receiver. Revis also gave the Jets the chance to win the game by picking off Tony Romo in the final minute and returning it 20 yards to set up Nick Folk's game-winning field goal. Another star gets lost on Revis Island.

*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
Cromartie. (AP photo)
*Antonio Cromartie: The cornerback allowed two TD passes, but the bigger problem was he could have intercepted both of them. The second was a near-killer as Miles Austin ripped the ball from his hands in the end zone to give the Cowboys a 17-7 lead in the third quarter. Cromartie is still one of the best cornerbacks in the league, so there's no need to worry.

*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.

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