The Cowboys struck first with a 34 yard field goal by David Buehler, but this 3-0 advantage would be their only advantage of the game.
Jacksonville took the ensuing possession and drove 63 yards in just five plays, and around three minutes. The drive was capped with a touchdown pass from David Garrard to Mike Sims-Walker.
The Jags extended their lead in the second quarter. After a Jon Kitna interception gave Jacksonville the ball at their own 23 yard line, they needed just four plays to punch it in, on a 42 yard touchdown pass from Garrard to Marcedes Lewis.
Dallas drove to the Jacksonville one yard line toward the end of the half, but after opting to go for it on fourth down--and failing, after Kitna ran into Marion Barber during the handoff--came away with no points.
For Jacksonville, the unanswered scoring parade continued into the second half. A 15-yard touchdown pass from Garrard to Mike Thomas, and Lewis’ second touchdown catch of the day--a nine yarder, to cap a drive that started on Kitna’s third interception of the day--put Jacksonville up by the dismaying mark of 28-3.
Dallas finally returned to the board in the fourth quarter, with a one-yard Barber touchdown to close the deficit to a mere 18. Which was good. But then, Kitna threw his fourth interception of the game, and as they were wont to do on Sunday, Jacksonville took advantage. Which was bad. Garrard ran it in himself this time for a five-yard touchdown run, which once more put the Jags on top by 25.
Kitna hit Jason Witten for a eight-yard touchdown pass with around two minutes left in the fourth quarter but, as they say, too little, too late. Dallas ended up kneeling on the ball with under 30 seconds left in the game to a chorus of boos at Cowboys Stadium, to seal the 35-17 Jaguars victory.
Dallas is now 1-6. Which is to say, they’re kind of awful right now.
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