PASSING OFFENSE: C -- Tony Romo passed for 199 yards and two touchdowns, but he also had an interception and the big play was absent from the Cowboys' passing game. Tight end Jason Witten was held to just three catches.
RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- Julius Jones and Marion Barber combined for 98
yards on 14 carries and they had their moments. But the Cowboys didn't
force the run early and then the score had them abandoning the run late.
PASS DEFENSE: F -- Sure the Cowboys had three sacks -- tied for the
most against the Patriots all season. But they didn't come close to
slowing down the Patriots and Tom Brady, who completed 31 of 46 passes
for 388 yards and a franchise record-tying five touchdown passes. The
Cowboys could do nothing with the Patriots receivers.
RUSH DEFENSE: B -- The Patriots rushed for just 75 yards on 29
carries. Credit the run defense but also credit the Patriots for going
pass happy, especially early against the Cowboys. The Patriots only had
11 attempts in the first half.
SPECIAL TEAMS: B -- Tyson Thompson had a 72-yard kickoff return that
nearly sparked a comeback. The coverage teams were solid thanks to the
return of special teams ace Keith Davis. And Nick Folk was perfect again
on field goals.
COACHING: C -- The Cowboys tried everything to slow down the Patriots
but to no avail. In the end, they were frustrated and demoralized.
GRADES: Cowboys Fall to New England
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