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It is difficult to penalize the Jets' wide-outs for not having as big of a game as they should have against a supposedly-weak Dallas Cowboys' secondary.
Much of the blame has to be put on Mark Sanchez and the running game that the Jets didn't establish early on. Because when guys like Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes are open and they aren't having passes delivered to them on point all the time, it's frustrating.
But when Sanchez was playing relatively well in this game (and he had his moments), Burress and Holmes headed a very strong receiving corps. Burress' length was an asset for the Jets and it was easy to throw it in Plax's direction while he did the rest.
The other part of the equation that would lead to the Jets' receiving corps having a big game is that of the Cowboys' secondary. While starting cornerback Terrence Newman was out for the game, the Cowboys' corners and safeties aren't all that great. In this game, though, it was easy to tell that Rob Ryan had a positive influence that helped hinder the Jets' wide-outs.
Regardless, the receivers had a great game, considering the circumstances.