Coach Todd Bowles is in Dallas and will start the game for the Jets at quarterback.
The Jets are in the midst of a five-game losing streak.
The Dallas Cowboys have lost three of four.
In the Dallas locker room, Petty has a chip on his shoulder, but he also knows he is entering the season with a chance to play.
In Dallas, he will play against a Dallas defense that has allowed a league-high 45 touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks.
The Cowboys have given up 28 touchdowns to quarterbacks since the start of last season.
“I want to be a better quarterback than what I’m doing right now,” Petty said.
“Every day I do better. “
I’m not going to give up. “
Every day I do better.
I’m not going to give up.
I can’t control anything.
Every day I try to keep improving and do what I can do.”
The Dallas Cowboys were a combined 0-6 against quarterbacks in the 2016 regular season and playoffs, the worst start in NFL history.
The Cowboys are the only team in the NFL with a losing record at 1-7 and have allowed 30 touchdowns in the last four games.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott had a perfect passer rating in Sunday’s game and finished with a perfect 16 for 18 passing for 210 yards.
He completed 20 of 37 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns.
Prescott was sacked three times.
He is one of six quarterbacks in NFL franchise history with at least 25 touchdown passes in a season and two who completed at least 20 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown.
Prescott has completed 17 of 33 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns this season.
“It was a little nerve-wracking, knowing the last game we had and the next game we have to go through,” Prescott said.