Another week, another Dallas Cowboys win over a team from New York. Dallas moved to 2-0 Sunday after defeating the Jets 30-10, handling Robert Saleh's team from the jump in Week 2.
A few Cowboys stood out for different reasons in the second game of the season. With that in mind, here are our studs and duds from Dallas' side in Week 2.
Cowboys Studs and Duds Week 2
Dud: Malik Hooker
There's not a ton to dislike about how the Cowboys' defense played in Week 2. They shut shut down almost every avenue for New York, stifling them on the ground and making things very difficult for Zach Wilson through the air.
That being said, Malik Hooker did get beat in a big way on Sunday. Midway through the second quarter, a Jets offense that nothing going all day finally found pay dirt as wide receiver Garrett Wilson diced up the secondary for a 68-yard touchdown score.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore stayed close with Wilson on the initial break, but he was relying on his safety valve in Hooker to back him up once the New York wideout came up with the initial catch. Instead, Hooker took a terrible angle on the pass, putting him in bad position. He then missed the tackle on Wilson, who sprinted his way toward the end zone.
The mistake didn't matter in what ultimately became a blowout, but it's still unexcusable. Even his late interception doesn't make up for the mishap. Hopefull some film review ahead of Week 3 gets Hooker better prepared for next time.