ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts to an incomplete pass against the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-30. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys head to Foxboro Sunday to take on the New England Patriots. Coming off a week of rest, the Cowboys will look to light up a beleaguered Pats secondary.
The New England Patriots are looking to take out a second Ryan brother in as many weeks. Following a 30-21 over Rex Ryan's New York Jets, the Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan into the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The Pats are clicking on all cylinders offensively, having scored over 30 points in every game this season. The catalyst is, of course, Tom Brady, who is averaging a league-leading 366.6 passing yards per game. What's surprising is a rushing attack that ranks sixth in the league averaging nearly 130 yards a game. Bejarvus Green-Ellis has led the way with 333 yards rushing on the year, but rookie Stevan Ridley has been making noise as of late, averaging 6.4 yards per carry on the year.
The defense is another story, giving up 433 total yards up a game. The Cowboys should be licking their chops at the thought of facing what is, statistically, the league's worst pass defense. Coming off a bye week, a hobbled Tony Romo should be plenty rested and could put on a clinic, especially if Miles Austin is able to return from a hamstring injury.
The Pats should be favored, but more importantly, this could potentially be one of the most fun games of the week to watch. Take the over, then kick back and watch the fireworks.
Game Date/Time: Sunday , October 16; 4:15pm ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
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