Sam Darnold has been cleared for contact and will start Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Tuesday.
The Jets' second-year quarterback has missed the past three games after coming down with mononucleosis. The Jets desperately need the 2018 third overall pick. They are off to a 0-4 start and have the NFL's last-ranked offense, averaging just 179.5 yards per game.
In Darnold's only game so far this season — a 17-16 Week 1 loss to the Bills — he completed 28 of 41 passes for 175 yards with one touchdown.