The game between the Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA turned out to be quite a thriller. This game was not decided until the final minutes two minutes of the final quarter, when the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady engineered an 80-yard drive to score a game winning touchdown, to beat Dallas 16 to 20.
There was not much scoring in the first quarter which ended in a 3-3 tie as both teams traded field goals. Dallas was first to score after Tom Brady was intercepted by T.Newman. Tony Romo was also intercepted earlier by Dez Bryant, but the Patriots failed to capitalize on the opportunity. The Patriots started from the 47-yard and went on to kick the 31-yard field goal and Dallas replied with a 48-yard field goal after the Brady’s interception.
The second quarter was a bit more eventful, as both teams traded touchdowns. New England scored first after a 73-yard drive, and the Cowboys scored after driving the ball up the field for 93 yards that consumed 11 plays. The Patriots were also able to add a field goal during the 7th minute of the period that put them ahead of Dallas. The score at the end of the first half was Dallas -10, New England Patriots -13.
The only scoring in the 3rd quarter, came from Dallas, who scored a field goal after Tom Brady was again intercepted.
The final quarter contained most of the exciting of the entire game as Tom Brady was again intercepted in the first 3.08 of the period. But they were only able to capitalize by scoring a field goal that put them ahead by 3 points for a 16- 13 lead. However, despite the previous interception, the Patriots were still able to drive the ball down the field for 80 yards in the final 3 minutes, which culminated in Tom Brady throwing the ball to A. Hernandez, for what turned out to be the game winning touchdown. Hopefully they can come back from this heartbreaking loss and win this next game. They will defiantly need your support, purchase your Cowboys tickets now to cheer them on to victory against the St. Louis Rams.
Highlight performers of the game, turned out to be Tony Romo, the Dallas quarterback who threw the ball for 317 completed yards, including: one touchdown and one interception. Make sure you reserve your spot to watch one of the most versatile quarterbacks in the NFL by purchasing your Cowboy tickets now! The performance by New England’s Quarterback, Tom Brady, was certainly one to be remembered, as he engineered the game winner in the final minutes of the game, despite throwing 2 interceptions earlier and being sacked 3 times.
Another interesting statistic that emerged from the game is that the record of the number of wins by a coach and quarterback combination was tied by Brady and coach Belichick .The number now stands at 116 and equals that set by the Miami Dolphins quarterback/coach combination of Dan Marino and Don Shula.
Brady also jumped into eighth place in NFL history with 276 touchdown passes that put him one ahead of Vinny Testaverde. On the defensive part of the game, DeMarcus Ware had two sacks for Dallas, which gave him seven in five games this season.