This was not how coach Jason Garrett figured his team would finish, and the man who signs the checks, team owner Jerry Jones, summed it up easily.
"It's called finishing," Jones said.
Several Cowboys players agreed with what Jones said, especially after what happened in the fourth quarter, where the Jets scored the final 17 points of the game.
"As you can see, it was a tough one," linebacker Bradie James said. "We did some real good things in the game and we didn’t finish, and you got to finish with a team like this. We played a real good team. They played for 60 minutes, we played for 60 minutes. They made one more play than we did. But we got some things we can build on."