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New York Jets Week 1 Notes

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Under the jump are notes provided by the league on the New York Jets as they prepare to open the 2011 season Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. There is nothing groundbreaking here, but I wanted to pass it along all the same.

NEW YORK JETS: After finishing one win shy of the Super Bowl the past two seasons, quarterback MARK SANCHEZ is focused on surpassing his accomplishments in his third NFL season. Named the Jets offensive captain, Sanchez will look to spread the ball around to tight end DUSTIN KELLER, who led the club in catches (55) last season, and a wide receiver trio of SANTONIO HOLMES and veteran newcomers PLAXICO BURRESS and DERRICK MASON.

DALLAS: Ninth-year veteran TONY ROMO will start at quarterback for the Cowboys and has a career 39-22 (.639) record as the team’s starter. He enters the season with an active streak of 18 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, the longest in franchise history. In his career, Romo has completed 1,326 of 2,070 passes (64.1 percent) for 16,650 yards with 118 touchdowns and 62 interceptions for a 95.5 passer rating, the highest in team annals.