Patriots vs. Cowboys: Full New England Game Preview

October 8, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After drawing the earliest possible bye week, the New England Patriots face a grueling 13-week stretch over the final three months of the regular season.  But while fatigue and injuries may eventually become an issue for the Patriots, their opponents on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys, have already experienced plenty of attrition through just four games.
There's almost no recent precedent for a team losing their quarterback and top receiver so early in the season, as the Cowboys have with the long-term injuries to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.  Coupled with injuries to multiple defensive starters, Dallas is a team teetering on the edge, with the mediocre NFC East currently keeping them in long-term contention.
A month ago, most figured the Patriots would be the team starting a backup quarterback in this game.  However, though Brandon Weeden's current 10-game losing streak looms as a massive mismatch in comparison to Tom Brady's MVP-caliber campaign, the Cowboys are stil...

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