With many question marks and young starters, the general consensus was the Cowboys would have a very difficult time against a team that went to the playoffs last year and is considered to be one of the elite teams in the NFL.
The Cowboys, for the first three quarters, looked like the dominant team with explosive plays and swarming defense.
While the Cowboys put up a great fight, they came up short.
The penalties, turnovers and poor special teams play led to the fourth-quarter collapse. There were many bright spots along the way, though. The season is not made in Week 1 and this team showed it has serious talent that will be difficult to stop.
Here is a look at which players led the Cowboys to a near upset of the Jets.