On the surface, the Week 6 showdown between the Patriots and Cowboys might not look too convincing. Dallas is 4-1 and atop the NFC East, while New England is 2-3 and second in the AFC East.
Perhaps it is an uneven affair. But it will also be a good barometer for both teams.
Dallas is one of the most prolific offensive teams in the NFL. For 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 tandem of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. . Prescott is third in the league in passing touchdowns (13) and eleventh in passing yards (1,368), while Elliott is tied for second in rushing touchdowns (five) and third in rushing yards (452).
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But the Cowboys will face a Patriots team that boasts one of the best defensive units in the game, one that gives up the fifth fewest points this year (18.4 points per game). Offensively, the Patriots have not been remarkable; Quarterback Mac Jones has a lot of work ahead of 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 while he doesn’t have flashy numbers, he has done what was asked of him, executing the Patriots’ offense as well as any freshman quarterback could have done. .
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The Cowboys will remain at the top of their division regardless of the outcome, while a win pushes New England to .500 and gives them a second straight win. A loss for the Patriots would put them at 2-4, and could put them even further behind AFC East leader Buffalo.
Sporting News is tracking live score updates and Cowboys vs. Patriots on Sunday. Follow below for full NFL Week 6 game results.
Cowboys vs Patriots score
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Cowboys vs. Patriots Live Updates, Week 6 Highlights
First Quarter Ends: New England 14, Dallas 7
5:07 pm: At second and 11 from New England 41, Prescott hits Amari Cooper for 11 yards to end the first quarter.
5:06 pm: Prescott hits Cedrick Wilson for 44 yards, but recovers after a penalty. Now first and 20 for Dallas from his own 40.
5:04 pm: An injured player on the field when the game reaches a TV timeout.
4:58 pm: The Cowboys await their second quarter and less of the day from their own territory. He’s in his 47th and this time it’s good as Ezekiel Elliott interrupts an outside race and collects enough. First and 10 from the right in midfield.
4:54 pm: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Mac Jones hits Hunter Henry to give the Patriots the lead again for the second time this quarter. New England 14, Dallas 7.
4:52 pm: Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs is marked for 15 yards. It puts the Patriots in the Dallas 20 and they are looking to score again.
4:45 pm: TOUCHDOWN JEANS. Prescott hits tight end Blake Jarwin wide in the back of the end zone. It is Dak’s 14th TD pass of the year and ties the game. It was 6 out of 6 to five different targets. Dallas 7, New England 7.
4:43 pm: Dallas keeps marching. First three attempts in a row on this path so far.
4:41 pm: After the touchdown, Dallas takes over on his own 25.
4:37 pm: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. The Patriots line up for a trick play with Damien Harris lined up below center for center. He maintains it and advances 4 yards and an early touchdown. New England 7, Dallas 0 with 10:20 remaining in the first.
4:34 pm: The Cowboys lose their challenge. Ezekiel Elliott is beaten on contact and it’s a fumble for the Cowboys. New England takes over the Dallas 34 and is ready to score early.
4:28 pm: Dallas was looking first and 20 from his own 15 and down to fourth and 1. The Cowboys try and don’t get it, but Dallas coach Mike McCarthy challenges.
4:26 pm: There is a kickoff penalty and the Cowboys start at the 12-yard line.
How to watch Cowboys vs. Patriots
- Kick off: 4:25 pm ET | 1:25 pm Pacific Time
- Television channel (national): CBS
- Television channel (Dallas): KTVT
- Television channel (Boston): WBZ-TV
- Live broadcast: fuboTV
The game Cowboys vs. Patriots is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET. It will air on 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, offering a free seven-day trial.
In Canada, viewers can watch Cowboys vs. Patriots on DAZN, who has rights to all NFL games.
2021 Cowboys Calendar
|1||September 9||at Buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|2||September 19th||in the chargers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|3||September 27th||vs. Eagles (Monday)||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|4||October 3||against panthers||1 pm ET||Fox|
|5||October 10th||against giants||4:25 pm ET||Fox|
|6||October the 17th||in Patriots||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|8||31 October||in the vikings||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|9||November 7||against the broncos||1 pm ET||Fox|
|10||November 14th||against hawks||1 pm ET||Fox|
|eleven||November 21||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||Fox|
|12||November 25||vs. Raiders (Thanksgiving)||4:30 pm ET||CBS|
|13||December 2nd||in the saints (Thursday)||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFLN|
|14||December 12th||in Washington||1 pm ET||Fox|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||in giants||1 pm ET||Fox|
|sixteen||December 26||against Washington||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|17||January 2||against cardinals||1 pm ET||Fox|
|18||January 9th||in Eagles||1 pm ET||Fox|
2021 Patriots Schedule
|1||September 12||against dolphins||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|2||September 19th||in Jets||1 pm ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||vs saints||1 pm ET||Fox|
|4||October 3 (SNF)||against buccaneers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|5||October 10th||Texans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cowboys||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|7||October 24th||against jets||1 pm ET||CBS|
|8||31 October||in the chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in Panthers||1 pm ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||against browns||1 pm ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 18 (TNF)||in Falcons||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFL Network / Amazon Prime|
|12||November 28||against titans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|13||Dec 6 (MNF)||on invoices||8:15 pm||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||Goodbye week||–||–|
|fifteen||December 18 or 19 (to be determined)||in Colts||TBD||TBD|
|sixteen||December 26||against invoices||1 pm ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in the jaguars||1 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in the dolphins||1 pm ET||CBS|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.