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Week Six Capsule – Cowboys at Patriots

COWBOYS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER 7-3  
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 0-0 Belichick: 3-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 4: L 34-30 vs. Lions) W 30-21 vs. Jets
LAST GAME 10/14/07: Patriots 48 at Cowboys
27. New England QB Tom Brady passes for 388 yards with 5 TDs & 0 INTs for
129.6 passer rating as Patriots improve to 6-0.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/03: Patriots 12, Cowboys 0. New
England’s defense registers 3 INTs, including 2 by CB Ty Law, as Patriots win
game between division leaders.
BROADCAST FOX (4:15 PM ET): Thom Brennaman,
Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Dal.), 86 (NE). XM:
230 (NE).

STATS

PASSING Romo: 99-152-1,273-7-5-92.9 Brady: 133-196-1,874 (1L)-14
(T1L)-6-109.5 (1C)
RUSHING Jones: 56-241-4.3-1 Green-Ellis: 77-333-4.3-5 (T1C)
RECEIVING Witten (TE): 27-366-13.6-1 Welker: 45 (1L)-740 (1L)-16.4-5
(T1C)
OFFENSE 417.8 495.2 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -4 +3 (3C)
DEFENSE 291.8 (1C) 433.0
SACKS Ware: 5 Anderson: 3.5
INTs Lee: 2 Arrington: 3 (T1L)
PUNTING McBriar: 49.5 (2C) Mesko: 45.6
KICKING Bailey (R): 45 (9/9 PAT; 12/13
FG)
Gostkowski: 43 (19/19 PAT; 8/9
FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: In past 6
starts vs. AFC, QB TONY ROMO has completed 134 of 205 (65.4 pct.) for
1,941 yards with 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 109 rating. Has 100+ rating in 5 of
those 6 games. In starts with 10+ att., when he has 100+ rating, team is 28-6
(.824)….RB FELIX JONES needs 8 rush yards to reach 2,000 in career. In
past 5 vs. AFC with 8+ att., RB TASHARD CHOICE has rushed for 403
yards (80.6 per game) & 3 TDs…TE JASON WITTEN ties for 2nd among NFL
TEs with 27 catches. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 392 catches &
4,495 yards. WR-PR DEZ BRYANT tied career-high with 2 rec. TDs in last
game. Averages 17.1 yards per catch (171 yards, 10 catches)…LB DE MARCUS
WARE
has 11 sacks in past 7. Has sack in 6 of past 7. Since start of 2006,
has 77 sacks, most in NFL. Has 85 sacks in 100 games, 2nd most by player in 1st
100 (HOFer REGGIE WHITE, 105). Had sack in only meeting. DE JASON
HATCHER
had 29-yard FR-TD in last game vs. NE. LB SEAN LEE has 3
INTs in past 2 vs. AFC, incl. 31-yard TD. Was named NFC Defensive Player of
Sept…PATRIOTS: Club has won 19 consecutive games at home &
can tie Packers (20, 1929-1932) for 4th-most consecutive regular-season wins at
home…NE has won 22 of past 23 games vs. NFC…Rank 1st in NFL w/ 495.2 yards per
game in ’11…QB TOM BRADY (275) needs 1 TD pass to surpass VINNY
TESTAVERDE
(275) for 8th-most in NFL history.  Brady has won 30
consecutive regular-season games at home, longest such streak in NFL history.
Has thrown at least 1 TD pass in 21 consecutive regular-season games. RB
BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS had career-best 136 rush yards last week &
tied career high with 2 rush TDs…WR WES WELKER aims for 4th
straight game with 120+ rec. yards (217, 158, 124). Has 740 receiving yards
this season, most ever through team’s 1st 5 games of season. WR DEION BRANCH
seeks 3rd straight game with TD…Welker & TE ROB GRONKOWSKI
are tied for 2nd in NFL with 5 TD rec. (CALVIN JOHNSON, 9)…DE MARK
ANDERSON
had season-high 1.5 sacks last week.


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