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New England Patriots links 11/25/19 - Cowboys get chewed up 13-9 in another Patriots’ grinder

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Dallas Cowboys v New England Patriots
“No where to run to, Baby, nowhere to hide...”
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  • Mike Reiss recaps Sunday’s win over Dallas, noting that Stephon Gilmore had one more catch than Amari Cooper.
  • Doug Kyed‘s Pats-Cowboys top takeaways: Isaiah Wynn struggled a bit in pass protection in his first game back, but he was much better as a run blocker. Overall, he was an upgrade over Marshall Newhouse; More.
  • Dave D’Onofrio gives us 5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 13-9 win: The time had come to embrace the grind.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick thoughts from ugly win in the rain. 2. While Tom Brady didn’t have the greatest of numbers — 17-for-37 with 190 yards and a touchdown -- he played fairly well.
  • Evan Lazar tells us ten things we learned from the Patriots’ 13-9 win. 1. Stephon Gilmore erases Amari Cooper and forces Dak away from his go-to target.
  • Mike Petraglia writes how time and time again, the Patriots prove they are the best when conditios are the worst.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots defense rises up again, downs Dallas 13-9.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five thoughts on the Patriots win over the Cowboys. 2) Sunday was also a big day for fellow rookie receiver Jakobi Meyers, who stepped up big in Sunday’s win.
  • Mike Petraglia recaps how the Patriots and Mother Nature reigned over the Cowboys: It wasn’t a masterpiece for the Patriots but all wins at this time of year are beautiful works of art.
  • Dave Brown serves up a heaping helping of snark flakes, lamenting how the Patriots defense was victimized for three field goals in near loss over Dallas.
  • Andy Hart grudgingly gives credit where it’s due, says winning ugly is the new ‘Patriot Way’.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) Patriots defense storms the Cowboys.
  • Zack Cox talks about how the Patriots sank the Cowboys and annoyed Jerry Jones with superior special teams.
  • Mike Reiss details how Matthew Slater’s strong punt rush against LB Joe Thomas helped produce the Patriots’ third blocked punt of the season late in the first quarter.
  • Matt Dolloff explains ‘The Gilmore Effect’ as Amari Cooper disappears into the Stephon Gilmore void.
  • Zack Cox says Stephon Gilmore proves once again he’s the league’s best corner.
  • Phil Perry believes the turning point of the game came when Dak Prescott and the Cowboys can’t recover after Stephon Gilmore’s pick.
  • Tom E. Curran talks about how a banged-up Julian Edelman delivered for the Patriots Sunday.
  • Hayden Bird notes Bill Belichick had special praise for Marcus Cannon: ‘It’s one of the top efforts I’ve seen.’ Belichick said Cannon “just barely had enough strength to put on his uniform.”
  • Doug Kyed mentions how the Patriots rookie receivers drew important praise after stepping up.
  • Ryan Hannable says Jakobi Meyers took a step in earning Tom Brady’s trust on Sunday.
  • Deyscha Smith relays a smiling Tom Brady after the game: ‘That’s what we need’
  • Doug Kyed takes a look at who helped the Patriots the most in a grind-it-out 13-9 Week 12 win. Stephon Gilmore leads the list.
  • Nick Goss gives us the Patriots vs. Cowboys instant overreactions: Overrated Cowboys not a true contender.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us the Best & Worst from yesterday’s win. “Tom Brady found N’Keal Harry with a second-down back-shoulder dart that the rookie hauled in. Perfect throw, perfect body placement, perfect foot placement.”
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate recaps the Patriots victory over the Cowboys and hands out his cards of thanks. (19 min.)


  • NFL Game Center ( Patriots vs. Cowboys: Recap, drives, highlights.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) NFL Week 12 PFF ReFocused: New England Patriots 13, Dallas Cowboys 9. “The Patriots’ secondary was great in this game, and they made things really difficult for the Cowboys’ passing game.”
  • Patrik Walker (CBS Sports) Cowboys at Patriots: Tom Brady does enough, defense helps finish off Dak Prescott and Co.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots hold off Cowboys to assure 17th consecutive 10-win season.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Not that Patriots defense needs help, but weather assists in win over Cowboys.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The Cowboys got tripped up by bad calls—but have only themselves to blame for losing to the Patriots.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Tom Brady questions clock on final pass: ‘Everyone says a Patriot gets advantages; I don’t know about that’.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Jason Garrett’s aggressively conservative playcalling could be his downfall.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) Week 12 Takeaways: Cowboys play it too safe, Wentz in crisis; Plus, Gilmore makes his DPOY case, Raiders see it all come crashing down, and much more.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Who cares about history? Michael Thomas belongs in the MVP conversation; More.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA Week 12: Why dominant, dDeep 49ers might be NFL’s scariest team; More.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Week 12 insider notes: Carson Wentz underwhelms again, too many QBs aren’t big-game ready and more.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 things we learned from Week 12. 3. The NFL’s No. 1 defense > the NFL’s No. 1 offense. The victorious Patriots held Dallas to a season-low nine points.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 12 grades: Patriots: C; Cowboys get a big F.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The winners and losers of NFL Week 12. Loser: Tripping.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL winners, losers: 49ers step on the gas while Cowboys fume in several ways.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) 2019 NFL playoff picture: AFC, NFC standings, seeds and outlook in Week 12.


  • David Moore (Dallas News) Treading water: After coming up short vs. another winning team, it’s painfully clear the Cowboys are far from elite.
  • Michael Gehlken (Dallas News) How a blocked punt vs. the Patriots became the latest miscue in a Cowboys season riddled with sloppy special-teams play.
  • Calvin Watkins (Dallas News) 5 takeaways from the Cowboys’ loss to the Patriots: Dak Prescott struggles, but can’t be faulted too much for the offense’s outing.
  • Brian Martin (InsideTheStar) Dallas Cowboys good, bad, and ugly from Week 12 against the Patriots: “You really have to scrape the bottom of the barrel if you want to find anything positive to say about the Cowboys performance.”
  • Nick Eatman (DallasCowboys) Short fields & no turnovers spoil defensive effort.
  • Calvin Watkins (Dallas News) Miserable weather, and Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore, factor into Amari Cooper’s struggles in Cowboys’ loss. Cooper was not impressed: “I only got two targets against him, it was really hard to tell how good he actually was.” /Two words... All. 22.
  • Mac Engel (Star-Telegram) The Cowboys needed him to make one play, Amari Cooper came up with zero against the Patriots.
  • Kurt Daniels (DallasCowboys) Recap: Cowboys lose in New England, 13-9. ‘Perhaps it was the weather, but the Cowboys were truly their own worst enemy on this day with New England taking advantage of Dallas mistakes.’
  • Rob Phillips (DallasCowboys) Rain just one issue for Dak & the offense.
  • Kevin Sherrington (Dallas News) Time is running out for Jason Garrett and a Cowboys coaching staff in Jerry Jones’ crosshairs.
  • Stefan Stevenson (Star-Telegram) ‘Fire. Jason. Garrett. For the love of God.’ Cowboys fans unite in call for coaching change.
  • Rob Phillips (DallasCowboys) Garrett explains decision to kick late FG.
  • Todd Archer (ESPN) Jerry Jones: Loss to Patriots ‘a significant setback’ for Cowboys.
  • Nick Eatman (DallasCowboys) Don’t forget these 5: Costly flags against O-line.
  • Stefan Stevenson (Star-Telegram) Troy Aikman rips Cowboys’ coaching staff multiple times during fourth quarter.
  • David Moore (Dallas News) ‘I’ve never seen that before’: Cowboys sound off on questionable tripping calls vs. Patriots.
  • SportsDay Staff (Dallas News) National reaction to Cowboys-Patriots: Controversial tripping calls and Jason Garrett send social media into a frenzy.