2. Jake Ferguson
When Dalton Schultz joined the Houston Texans this offseason, we had high expectations for Jake Ferguson as our new No. 1 tight end.
The hype was well-warranted, too. Ferguson — who was drafted 129th overall in 2022 — was solid as a rookie, boasting an 86.4% catch rate while averaging 9.2 yards per reception with 2 TDs in 16 games (8 starts).
You can blame the weather all you want, but Ferguson didn't look good as a pass-catcher on Sunday. Despite leading both sides with 7 targets, the 24-year-old TE only came down with 2 passes for 11 yards.
Even with the ball being wet, Ferguson dropped a few passes that he should've had, including one that would've led to a third-down conversion. Instead of getting closer to another touchdown, the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal. It didn't make a difference in the game's outcome, but mistakes like that can't happen in tighter contests.
Backup TE Peyton Hendershot wasn't great either, which only made Ferguson's performance harder to swallow. The former Indiana Hoosier dropped his only target of the night, which would've been a surefire TD if he brought it in.
We know Ferguson (and the rest of the TE room) is capable of being better. If he wants to minimize the loss felt by Schultz's absence, we need to see more from him against the Jets.