By: Ian Logue
Some links out of Dallas this morning:
FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM:
Storylines to follow in today’s Cowboys-Patriots game – Staff
The Star Telegram goes over five key points from today’s game, including the return of Miles Austin for the Cowboys.
Cowboys-Patriots key matchup: Scandrick vs. Welker – Staff
The Star Telegram has a brief mention on the match-up between Welker and Scandrick when the two face off later today.
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS:
Cowboys vs. Patriots: 5 things to watch – Staff
In this “5 Things to Watch”, the newspaper mentions five key areas for this afternoon’s game, and points out that Dallas Coach Rob Ryan’s Cleveland Browns defense was the last to hold the Patriots below 30 points in a 34-14 win last November.
Cowboys vs. Patriots: Week 6 scouting report – Tom Orsborn
Orsborn has a “scouting report” on today’s game, but the reason why those two words are in quotation marks is because it’s basically an entry with a few notes, with no real information, match-ups, etc. Very bizarre.
Cowboys’ suspect moves not limited to players – Tom Orsborn
Orsborn questions moves by some of Dallas’ players in recent weeks, including Tashard Choice and Felix Jones running out of bounds at inopportune times late in the last two games.
Scout’s Eye: Cowboys-Patriots key matchups – Bryan Broaddus
In this entry Broaddus spotlights some match-ups, including Dallas offensive guards Bill Nagy and Kyle Kosier vs. Patriots DT Vince Wilfork.
‘Boys try to halt Pats scoring machine – Stats & Info
This entry includes some interesting facts and information about both teams heading into this afternoon’s match-up.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS:
A look at the keys to victory for the Cowboys in their matchup – Rainer Sabin
Sabin goes over some keys to today’s game, including the fact the Patriots cover a greater distance on first down than any team in the NFL, advancing an average of 7.54 yards.
Lineup change to watch: The return of Miles Austin – Rainer Sabin
Sabin ponders what the return of Austin will mean for the Cowboys today against New England.
Cliches aren’t included with Rob Ryan’s defense – David Thomas
Thomas writes, “We know Rob Ryan is the complete opposite of his boss, Jason Garrett. And when I think about how Ryan used to be on Bill Belichick’s staff, I realize that Ryan might be the complete opposite of a lot of people.”
PRO FOOTBALL TALK:
Felix Jones says his shoulder still hasn’t healed – Evan Silva
Silva writes that Cowboys running back Felix Jones, who dislocated his shoulder in Dallas’ Week Two win over the 49ers, and says the shoulder still hasn’t healed.