Last week against the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw for 444 yards and tossed three touchdowns in a 35-27 win at Detroit.
Facing the NFL’s top defense on the road, this week’s result would be much different for Prescott and the Cowboys.
The New England Patriots defeated the Dallas Cowboys 13-9 in a rain heavy, punt-filled match-up in Foxboro on Sunday.
Thanks to the horrendous weather and the tough matchup, Prescott had one of his worst games of the season. The fourth year QB threw an interception and had a season low 212 passing yards on the afternoon.
A big reason for QB Prescott’s struggles was Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore. WR Amari Cooper was held catch less on two targets as Gilmore followed Cooper’s every move on Sunday.
With the wet conditions, Patriots QB Tom Brady wasn’t on his game as well - completing only 17 of 37 passes for a grand total of 190 yards. The difference in the game came when Brady found rookie WR N’Keal Harry for a 10 yard touchdown towards the end of the first quarter.
Patriots RB Sony Michel had a solid day on the ground with the team unable to move the ball deep down the field via the air in the sloppy conditions. Michel had his best game in more than a month, posting 86 yards on 20 carries on the ground.
In week 13, the Patriots (10-1) will head to Houston to take on Deshaun Watson and the Texans (7-4) in a pivotal Sunday Night Football matchup between two of the top teams in the AFC.
The Cowboys (6-5) will look to rebound at home on Thanksgiving Day against a surprisingly good Buffalo Bills team that is 8-3 this season and has won three of its last four games.