FOXBOROUGH -- Wind, rain and another dogfight victory for the Patriots were the story of the action Sunday evening at Gillette Stadium.
New England (10-1) once again needed key contributions in all three phases of the game to come away with the sloppy 13-9 win over the Cowboys (6-5).
Bill Belichick’s team got out to the 7-0 lead after a blocked punt gave Tom Brady and company a short field to a pretty N’Keal Harry 10-yard touchdown.
After a bunch of field goals – and missed field goals – New England led 10-6 at halftime.
That score held up into the fourth quarter when Brady led a drive to Nick Folk 42-yard field goal for the 13-6 advantage. Dallas answered that score, though, with a drive to its own short field goal to make it 13-9.
The Patriots defense -- which once again played extremely well and forced a key turnover on a Stephon Gilmore first-half interception -- made sure the game ended that way.
Before moving on to next Sunday night’s game in Houston against the Texans, here are some of the personnel highs and lows from the Patriots win over Dallas.