Jets vs. Cowboys Sunday Night Football: Jets Win 27-24 in Late Comeback

Chris Dela RosaContributor ISeptember 11, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets celebrates after he scored a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during their NFL Season Opening Game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Final Score: 24-27 Jets 

Game-Winning Play: 50-yard Field Goal by Nick Folk

Tonight the New York Jets will be hosting the Dallas Cowboys as the two teams kickoff their seasons at Metlife Stadium (previously called the New Meadowlands Stadium). Both starting quarterbacks will be under the spotlight tonight as Mark Sanchez begins his third season in the NFL and Tony Romo makes his return after missing most of last season due to an injury he suffered against the Giants last October. 

While the quarterbacks will get a lot of the attention tonight, this game will also be the rematch between brothers Rex and Rob Ryan.  The two faced off last season while Rob was still defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns; the two teams went into overtime and ended with a Santonio Holmes touchdown that kept the game from ending as a tie.

The Cowboys look to get back on track after a disappointing 6-10 season last year, which was made even worse by the loss of Tony Romo.  To compensate for the poor season, the Cowboys fired Wade Phillips midway through the season and promoting Jason Garrett.

Meanwhile, the Jets will try to build off the success they had last year as they went 11-5 with another AFC Championship game appearance.  What they do wish to change this year is going to Indianapolis and returning to New York with the Lombardi Trophy.

Tonight's weather is common for East Rutherford as it will be in the mid-60s as the game begins with a slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the game.  The weather should not impact the game very much, which means each offense will get to make just about every play call they want.

This game will be broadcast on NBC starting at 8:20 PM Eastern Time.

Feel free to comment with questions or feedback throughout the game.