The New York Jets seek their fourth straight win when they face the Dallas Cowboys in a road game on Saturday at 8:25 p.m.
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- At home against the Titans in Week 14, the Jets rushed for 183 yards, built a 27-0 halftime lead, got three TD passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and sacked Marcus Mariota five times in a convincing 30-8 win. NYJ got three touchdowns and two field goals in six first-half possessions, as Fitzpatrick (21-for-36, 263 yards, no interceptions) threw TD passes of 16 yards to Eric Decker, 16 yards to Bilal Powell and 69 yards to Brandon Marshall, who totaled 125 yards on the day. Chris Ivory rushed for 101 yards for the winners, and Muhammad Wilkerson notched a career-high three sacks.
- At rainy Lambeau Field on Sunday, the Cowboys managed only 99 net passing yards in a 28-7 defeat. Dallas (171) and Green Bay (230) combined for 401 rushing yards; Darren McFadden ran for 111 yards on only nine attempts for the losers. After Robert Turbin scored Dallas' only TD on a seven-yard run in the third quarter, the Cowboys managed only three first downs in their final five possessions. Matt Cassel finished the day with 114 yards passing and a 41.5 rating.
- The Jets are 11-33 all-time against current NFC East teams, including 3-7 against the Cowboys. NYJ did earn a win in the team's last meeting with Dallas, in Week 1 2011 at New York, erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to win, 27-24.
- Fitzpatrick has thrown 11 TD passes to Marshall in 2015, tied for second most for a passer-receiver combination in a single season in Jets history. They are topped by only the Ken O'Brien-Wesley Walker tandem, who connected for 12 touchdown passes in 1986.
- Cassel, who will play in his 99th career game on Saturday, ranks 31st among 33 qualifiers in 2015 with a passer rating of 73.5. Filling in for an injured Tom Brady for the 2008 Patriots, Cassel made his first career start against the Jets on September 14, 2008 at the Meadowlands, throwing for a modest 165 yards in a 19-10 New England win.
- Since mid-December 1993, the Jets have lost six of seven regular-season Saturday games, winning only in 1998 at Buffalo. The Cowboys are 5-12 in December home games since 2006, third worst in the NFL over that span.