It was Dalton's first game at Paul Brown Stadium since his turnover-filled 27-10 loss to San Diego in the opening round of the playoffs.
Also, it was his first home game since he signed a six-year contract extension that showed Cincinnati's commitment.
The fourth-year quarterback went 8 for 8 for 144 yards, one touchdown and a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
With their starters on the field, the Jets (2-0) had another bad day at Paul Brown. They got drubbed 49-9 in Cincinnati midway through last season - Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes in that one.
Their injury-depleted secondary made it easy for Dalton on Saturday night.
It didn't go well at all - Green caught three passes for 69 yards, including a 35-yard catch after he pulled away from Allen down the sideline.
Dalton threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu on the opening series, fitting a long throw in-between double coverage.
"That's about as good as it gets in the preseason, I guess," Dalton said. "It just felt good out there."
"You want to see that every time out," Lewis said. "Andy looked very sharp."
Geno Smith played the first half, staying in with the starters after Cincinnati substituted on defense in the second quarter. Smith was 10 of 13 for 98 yards and a passer rating of 65.5. He also ran four times for 20 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown.
Smith had his worst day as a rookie at Paul Brown last season, throwing two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
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