After a rollercoaster of events, the New England Patriots fell short to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 in overtime.
The Patriots got the ball right away despite deferring after holding Dallas on fourth-and-1. They were set up on the Dallas 34-yard line and made the Cowboys pay, as Damien Harris rushed for a four-yard touchdown after carrying it for 21 the play prior to the previous play.
The Cowboys found their way into the end-zone but Mac Jones found Hunter Henry for a 20-yard touchdown pass in the following drive which made it 14-7. Dallas was then able to drive their way downfield, but Dak Prescott was picked off by Kyle Dugger in the end-zone. The Pats weren’t able to take advantage of the change, though, as Jones found Jakobi Meyers in the end-zone for a 25-yard score, but it was called back due to a holding call. On the very next play, Jones fumbled it while being sacked — Dallas was then able to pick up a field goal to make it 14-10.
New England was held to a three-and-out, and the situation was only made worse when Jake Bailey’s punt was blocked. Luckily for the Pats, they took the lead into the half as the Cowboys fumbled on the one-yard line — the Pats got a touchback and drained out the clock.
After a trio of punts — two from New England — Dallas found themselves up 17-14 after a touchdown pass from Prescott to CeeDee Lamb. Dallas got the ball right back after a punt from the boot of Bailey, and made it 20-14 with a field goal. The Pats snatched the lead right back, though, as Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for a one-yard touchdown with a little over six minutes left in the affair — New England had the 21-20 lead.
The Pats received some luck, as Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 51-yard kick but couldn’t take advantage of the golden opportunity as Jones threw a pick-six on the second play of the drive — Dallas defensive back Trevon Diggs took it back for 42 yards — as Dallas had the 26-21 lead after failing on the two-point conversion.
To add to the rollercoaster of events, on the first play Jones and the Pats had with the ball, the QB connected with Kendrick Bourne for a go-ahead, 75-yard touchdown pass. Jones then hooked up with Jakobi Meyers for the two-point conversion, which made it 29-26.
After a nine-play drive, however, Zuerlein drilled the game-tying kick with a 49-yard boot just 20 seconds left in the game. New England squandered the time on the clock, sending it to overtime.
Getting the ball, would be the Pats, but they would punt after a nine-play drive came up short that involved a crucial drop from Nelson Agholor. Prescott then found Lamb in the end-zone for a 35-yard, game-ending touchdown pass to cap off both a seven-play drive and Week 6 for both sides.
- Mac Jones was 15-for-21, throwing for 229 yards
- Damien Harris had 18 carries for 101 yards
- Jakobi Meyers caught five passes for 44 yards
- The Patriots had no sacks
- Ja’Whuan Bentley led the team in tackles with 13 (12 solo)
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