Call it a fairy tale but the final outcome was the New England Patriots mounting a last minute comeback in good ‘ole’ Tom Brady fashion to beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-16.
It was almost like everyone knew after Dallas kicked the field goal to go up 16-13 late in the 4th quarter that New England was still going to get the ball back and we all know what potential Tom Brady has when he exercises his two minute drill. All I was hoping for was if the Cowboys defense (another big game by Sean Lee) could hold the Patriots to a field goal and lets see what happens in OT, I guess that is where my fairy tale ended as there was no OT, no field goal and the Dallas Cowboys lose and move to 2-3 for the season.
The game was not exactly the potent offense show everyone was thinking going into the game. The Cowboys played toe-to-toe with the Patriots and in fact came back from a deficit and were poised to potentially win the game until (see above paragraph-Tom Brady getting the ball back with under two minutes left in the game). I won’t say like I have in past blogs that the Cowboys did what they had to do to lose the game as the play calling was a little better today along with clock management. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo did not throw up the ducks he has in the past and that alone is a good thing moving forward for both the Cowboys and Romo. One thing to point out and not sure where the Cowboys can get better in this department outside of discipline but 45% of the Cowboys penalties are coming in the 4th quarter and that has to stop or we will see more L’s than W’s in Cowboy Nation which will not sit well with this Cowboys blogger.
We’ll there is still work to do for the Dallas Cowboys, the loss is not a loss that was there before the game started like most thought. The Cowboys defense created havoc for Brady, INT’s, sacks, hurried throws and scampers left and right for Brady allowed the Cowboys to stay in this game. In fact both teams played almost an exact replica game but it was New England who basically in the end did what they had to do to win the game and kudos to the Patriots, they certainly know what to do to win football games.
A couple good points from the game is it was nice to see a healthy Cowboys squad out there and we will stay close by Cowboy Nation to keep checking on the status of running back Felix Jones who left the game and hope Felix is not out of the Cowboys line up at all or for any lengthy duration.
Back to the drawing board for the Cowboys as we approach week-7 and hope there is some light at the end of the tunnel which I like to call post-season football.
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Written by Glenn Stants