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New England Patriots Links 10/12/15 - Defense Does Dallas

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Jamie Collins, Jabaal Sheard rode the Cowboys all game long
Jamie Collins, Jabaal Sheard rode the Cowboys all game long
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  • Kevin Duffy recaps the Patriots' 30-6 rout of the Cowboys. "This was the best a team has defended the Patriots this season — by far. And the Pats still hung up 30 on the road."
  • Mike Reiss reports that after being sacked five times in the opening half , Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense found their groove in the second.
  • Karen Guregian points out Brandon Weeden looked helpless and hopeless for most of the game, as the Patriots defense took away all of his security blankets.
  • Ron Borges writes that "even on a bad day filled with struggle, the Patriots gave the Cowboys a spanking, so what might happen on a good one? The mind reels."
  • Jeff Howe recaps Sunday's win, noting that Tom Brady remained in charge even while taking his worst beating of the season.
  • Dan Shaughnessy writes that only the Pats can run up the score while playing defense.
  • Michael Whitmer notes the defense overwhelms Cowboys as Patriots march to 4-0.
  • Nick O'Malley notes the Patriots defense makes Brandon Weeden look like, well, Brandon Weeden.
  • Tom E. Curran notes the 4-0 Patriots haven’t seen an elite offense at full strength, but they have improved as a unit every week and show signs of a lockdown defense.
  • Christopher Price tells the rest of the NFL to 'pick your poison': The Patriots full complement of talents were on display in blowout of Cowboys.
  • Ben Volin focuses on how the Cowboy's game plan actually slowed down the 'Big Bad Patriots'.
  • Mark Farinella details the Patriots decisive win over Dallas, in which Tom Brady both gives and gets a beating.
  • Mark Daniels observes Julian Edelman finished up another game in which he literally shook opposing defenders off their feet, yet Edelman only concerned himself with the ankles he didn't break.
  • Nick O'Malley breaks down the Patriots' win over the Cowboys by the numbers: 5 first-half sacks given up by the Patriots.
  • Mike Giardi gets his stopwatch out and times every Brady throw.
  • Erik Frenz gives us five takeaways from the win in Dallas: 1. The OL needs stability.
  • Mike Petraglia hears Matthew Slater downplay 'deflategate revenge' against Indy: "We're playing the Colts, not anything else.'
  • Mike Reiss reports Nate Solder said he's unclear of the severity of his right elbow injury.
  • Henry McKenna highlights Julian Edelman making Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne look really bad with a really good move.
  • CSNNE picks their Best and Worst from Pats 30, Cowboys 6.
  • Adam Kurkjian picks his Best and Worst from Pats-'Boys.
  • Mike Reiss mentions that Aaron Dobson was a healthy scratch yesterday.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dion Lewis has a tough time describing his highlight-reel 10-yard TD reception, "I was just trying to make a play, trying not to get hit really."; Dont'a Hightower suffered a rib injury (severity is unclear); Jamie Collins was the star with 10 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one forced fumble; Stephen Gostkowski made a career-long 57-yard field goal at the end of the half.



  • Graphic ( Flashback: Cowboys drop 3rd straight game; Milestones, analysis & more.
  • Charean Williams (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Weeden’s job as Cowboys starter hangs in balance after lackluster loss.
  • Rick Gosselin (Dallas News) Cowboys painful to watch; season on brink.
  • David Moore (Dallas News) Depressing! Jason Garrett faces his biggest challenge as Cowboys coach.
  • John Henry (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) When it comes to Patriots’ Brady, it’s all business, wins.
  • Art Garcia (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Cowboys’ offense slapped after showing no punch.
  • Kurt Daniels ( Cowboys stay close early, but lose to better team, 30-6.
  • Bob Sturm (Dallas News) After horrible game, time to bench Brandon Weeden for Matt Cassel.
  • David Helman ( Cowboys facing plenty of questions as offense sputters in Weeden's third start.
  • Barry Horn (Dallas News) Hot Air: Terry Bradshaw comes out lips blazing, calls Jerry Jones 'basically an enabler' for Greg Hardy.
  • Charean Williams (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Cowboys welcome Tom Brady with nothing but respect.