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NFL Preview: New England Patriots (1-2) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

STADIUM: AT&T Stadium
REFEREE: Scott Novak

DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NE: 134 or 385 DAL: 82 or 229

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY – REG. SEASON: DAL leads series, 8-6 (NE won 6 of past 7)

THE LAST TIME … REG. SEASON: 10/17/21: DAL 35 at NE 29

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Bill Belichick vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 6-2 Reg. Season: 299-154 (.660) Postseason: 31-13 (.705)

Mike McCarthy vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-3 Reg. Season: 157-98-2 (.615) Postseason: 11-10 (.524)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NOTES:

  • QB MAC JONES passed for 201 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week. Aims for his 7th in row with 200+ pass yards. Completed 15 of 21 atts. (71.4 pct.) for 229 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT with 118.9 rating in last meeting. Has 0 INTs in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating.
  • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON rushed for season-high 59 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rush yards. Had rush TD in last meeting. Has 85+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. NFC.
  • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT led team with 80 rush yards in Week 3. Spent 1st 7 seasons of career (2016-22) with Dal. & ranks 3rd in franchise history in rush yards (8,262) & rush TDs (68).
  • WR KENDRICK BOURNE aims for 5th in row with 4+ catches. Had rec. TD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with TD catch.
  • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 56 rec. yards in his last game vs. Dal. (9/22/19 w/ Mia.).
  • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 6 catches for 93 yards & TD in only career game vs. Dal. (11/8/20 w/ Pit.).
  • WR HUNTER HENRY has 5+ catches in 2 of 3 games this season. Had rec. TD in each of 2 career games vs. Dal.
  • TE PHAROAH BROWN had career-high 71 rec. yards & 3rdcareer TD catch in Week 3.
  • LB MATTHEW JUDON led team with season-high 2 sacks last week & is 1 of 6 in NFL with sack in each of 1st 3 weeks.
  • DT CHRISTIAN BARMORE had 1st sack & PD of season last week. Had TFL in last meeting. Has 0.5+ sacks in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • S KYLE DUGGER had season-high 7 tackles in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Had 8 tackles & INT in last meeting.
  • CB CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ (rookie) has PD in each of 1st 3 career games. Is 1 of 6 rookies with 3+ PD (3).

DALLAS COWBOOYS NOTES:

  • QB DAK PRESCOTT made 100th-career start in Week 3. Has 2,254 career completions, 3rd-most ever by player in 1st 100 career games. Has 15 TDs (14 pass, 1 rush) vs. 7 INTs for 103.5 rating in his past 7 home starts. Passed for 445 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 108.7 rating in last meeting.
  • RB TONY POLLARD rushed for 122 yards last week, his 7thcareer game with 100+ rush yards. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 60+ scrimmage yards. Had 63 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 22 rec.) in last meeting.
  • RB RICO DOWDLE had 1st-career rec. TD in Week 3.
  • WR CEEDEE LAMB aims for his 3rd in row at home with 120+ rec. yards & 7th in row at home with 5+ receptions. Aims for 8th in row overall with 50+ rec. yards. Had 9 catches for 149 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting.
  • WR MICHAEL GALLUP led team with 6 receptions & 92 rec. yards in Week 3.
  • TE JAKE FERGUSON had career-high 5 receptions last week.
  • LB MICAH PARSONS had 4th sack of season in Week 3 & is 1 of 2 in NFC (Danielle Hunter) with sack in each of 1st 3 weeks. Has 2 sacks in 5 of his past 10 home games & has 10 career games with 2+ sacks, tied 5th-most by player in 1st 3 seasons since 1982.
  • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA aims for his 5th in row with TFL.
  • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had 2nd sack of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL.
  • CB STEPHON GILMORE has 4 PD & INT in 3 games this season. Had 52 PD & 11 INTs in 4 seasons (2017-20) with NE.
  • S JAYRON KEARSE aims for his 3rd in row at home with INT & 5th in row at home with PD.
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