The Patriots won one of the three toughest games this season. But they didn’t just win. They routed the Cowboys, beating them up, 30 to 6. Early on, the Pats offense looked horrible, and Dallas was in position to win if they kept it up. Tom Brady got sacked by players who never got let off their four game suspensions, Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain. But Dont’ A Hightower fought fire with fire. He brought down Weeden in the next drive. But Hardy, and another guy got Brady for two more sacks. Tom Brady had been sacked three times and it was only the first quarter. Then, more bad news came when Hightower went down with a rib injury.
Stephen Gostkowski made up for the mess with a 49 yard field goal. However, Dan Bailey, the Cowboys kicker, beat that to tie it when he kicked a 51 yarder. It was a very quiet game, nobody was scoring. It was slow going. The first quarter still hadn’t even ended. Tom Brady got the momentum going in a second quarter drive, with some long plays followed by a 1 yard touchdown run. Brady hadn’t even rushed it in any circumstance since December of 2012. Gostkowski kicked on last 57 yard field goal to beat Bailey before halftime. Before it was a 21 yard pass to Edelman. 13-3 Patriots at halftime.
Gronk had been quiet the whole first half, but he caught a 33 yard pass to begin the second half. He followed with another long one. The Pats were marching down the field, and they eventually made it to 1st and goal, when Dion Lewis squeezed threw the tough Cowboys defense for a clutch TD. The rest of the 3rd was more slow going nothing-ness. Dan Bailey cheered at least Cowboys fans up when he kicked a field goal. It was 20-6. The Pats were dominating and there was still a quarter remaining.
The amazing happened when the Pats got the ball to begin the 4th. Julian Edelman went 59 yards with a pass for an amazing touchdown. Edelman has become such a great player. Good thing we got rid of Wes Welker and not him. The Cowboys were in a good position to score three drives later, but Jason Witten fumbled and Pats linebacker Jonathan Freeny recovered it!!! The Pats went 3 and out, and went for it on fourth down, failing to make it. Dallas was slowly moving down the field on the next drive, and it looked like it would be long, but they would eventually score. I was wrong. Logan Ryan suddenly intercepted Brandon Weeden!!! He’s in a bigger role with Tarrel Brown limited and Bradley Fletcher injured and gone. The Pats kicked a last-minute field goal to lock in the 30-6 win. The Pats are 4-0, but must surpass also undefeated Denver and Cincinnati to snag the home field advantage.