Michael Ainsworth/AP/Press Association Images
laces out

Here's the 40-yard field goal that got the New York Jets a big win & eliminated Dallas

Randy Bullock’s cameo proved decisive as Cowboys’ QB Matt Cassel endured a nightmare game.

THE NEW YORK JETS claimed a 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last night to keep up their play-off push.

It was a tight affair but with 36 seconds to go, Randy Bullock kicked a 40-yard field goal to ensure his team have the edge on the Steelers and the Chiefs in the AFC wild-card race.

The result means the Cowboys are now eliminated with two games remaining.


Ryan Fitzpatrick was excellent for the Jets with 299 yards and a touchdown – in complete contrast to Dallas QB Matt Cassel.

He had a dismal evening before being benched early in the second quarter in favour of Kellen Moore – the Cowboy’s fourth quarterback of the season.

Cassel was 3-for-8 for 37 yards, threw one awful interception and was taken for a 19-yard sack before he was replaced.


Moore did well enough and Dallas led 10-9 at half-time.

But Fitzpatrick found Eric Decker on a three-yard TD pass before Dan Bailey’s FG tied the game for Dallas.

Still, there was time for Bullock to have his say and win a fourth-straight game for the Jets – the first time they managed such a feat since 2010.

‘Just a kid from Ireland running the game’ – It’s our sporting tweets of the week!

Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week’s best sportswriting

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.