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NFL: New York Jets 27, Dallas 24

Sept. 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM   |   Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Nick Folk booted a tie-breaking, 50-yard field goal with 27 seconds left Sunday, capping the New York Jets' 27-24 comeback win over Dallas.

The Cowboys led 24-10 early the final quarter, but the Jets (1-0) rallied to score the game's final 17 points to come away with a season-opening victory.

Mark Sanchez (26-of-44, 335 yards, two touchdowns) found Plaxico Burress on a 26-yard TD pass with 11:56 remaining, cutting the Jets' deficit to 24-17.

The Jets tied it with 5 minutes left when they blocked a Matt McBriar punt and Isaiah Trufant ran it back 18 yards for another score.

Then with 49 seconds remaining, Darrelle Revis intercepted a Tony Romo pass and three plays later Folk, a former Cowboy, split the uprights with a go-ahead field goal, his third of the game.

Romo completed 23-of-36 for 352 yards with two touchdowns and a pick-off for Dallas (0-1), which lost for the first time in franchise history when leading by at least 14 points in the fourth quarter.

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