On the surface, the Week 6 matchup between the Patriots and Cowboys might not seem overly compelling. Dallas is 4-1 and squarely atop the NFC East, while New England is 2-3 and in second place in the AFC East.
Maybe it will be a lopsided affair. But it’ll also be a good barometer for both teams.
Dallas is one of the most prolific offensive squads in the NFL. Through five weeks, the Cowboys rank second in scoring offense (34.0 points per game) and total yards (439.6 yards per game), thanks in large part to quarterback Dak Prescott and the running back tandem of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. Prescott is third in the league in passing touchdowns (13) and 11th in passing yards (1,368), while Elliott is tied for second in rushing touchdowns (five) and third in rushing yards (452).
But the Cowboys are going up against a Patriots team that boasts one of the better defensive units in the game, one that gives up the fifth-fewest points this year (18.4 points per game). Offensively, the Patriots have been unremarkable; quarterback Mac Jones has his work cut out for him against a Cowboys secondary that features NFL interceptions leader Trevon Diggs.
It’s the third tough game for Jones against a quality opponent in four weeks, and though he doesn’t have gaudy numbers, he has done what has been asked of him, executing the Patriots offense as well as any first-year quarterback could have.
The Cowboys will stay atop their division regardless of the result, while a win pushes New England to .500 and gives them a second straight win. A loss for the Patriots will drop them to 2-4, and could put them even further behind AFC East leader Buffalo.
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How to watch Cowboys vs. Patriots
The Cowboys vs. Patriots game is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, with KTVT the home of CBS in Dallas and WBZ-TV the network in Boston. You can also stream the game live with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
In Canada, viewers can watch Cowboys vs. Patriots on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.
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