Here are today’s top stories as we get set for kickoff later this afternoon:

BOSTON HERALD:

NOTEBOOK: Rookies eager to gain new ground‎ – Ian Rapoport
Cowboys wield a double-edged sword – Karen Guregian
Five things to watch today – Ian Rapoport
Mankins loves trenches – Ron Borges
Faulk draws near, so does a decision – Karen Guregian

BOSTON GLOBE:

Cannon ‘progressing,’ Belichick says‎ – Shalise Manza Young
SUNDAY NOTES: Why the passing game is spiraling out of control‎ – Greg Bedard
Safety help‎ – Monique Walker
NOTEBOOK: Visitors will be forced to cope with a case of the blues‎ - Shalise Manza Young
SCOUTING REPORT: Cowboys at Patriots‎ – Jim McBride
Inside the matchup: Cowboys at Patriots – Greg Bedard‎

ESPN BOSTON:

Pats vs. Cowboys: Areas of interest‎ – Mike Reiss
CB Moore promoted; DT Harrison cut‎ – Mike Reiss
Pats, Cowboys get reacquainted‎ – Chris Forsberg
Writer visits with Robert Kraft‎ – Mike Reiss
Targets: McCourty settling in‎ – Chris Forsberg

FOX SPORTS:

Robert Kraft: ‘I think about her every day’ – Alex Marvez

NESN:

Patriots Promote Cornerback Sterling Moore to Active Roster – Jeff Howe
Tony Romo Calls Drew Bledsoe, Whom He Replaced as Cowboys – Jeff Howe
Bill Belichick Credits Rob Ryan for Work With Tedy Bruschi - Jeff Howe

WEEI:

Ten Matchups To Watch Sunday Afternoon‎ – Christopher Price

SOUTH COAST TODAY:

Another week, another Ryan defense‎ – Tim Weisberg

WORCESTER TELEGRAM:

NFL: Tony Romo continues to take hits off the field‎ – Rich Garven

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:

Patriots are a team that cares about the end result‎ – Jim Donaldson
Cowboys at Patriots: Keys to the Game‎ – Paul Kenyon
Why Pats will never follow Sox’ lead: Belichick is in control‎ - Paul Kenyon
One more ties Belichick, Brady as winningest duo‎ – Paul Kenyon

PATRIOTS.COM:

Kirsch Words: Patriots vs. Cowboys‎ – Fred Kirsch
Patriots sign DB Sterling Moore from the practice squad‎ – Team Release

ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:

Romo, Cowboys in town‎ – Mark Farinella
Police target Pats’ traffic‎ – Bill Stedman/Frank Mortimer

METROWEST DAILY NEWS:

Editorial: Crucial catch‎ – Staff

ENTERPRISE NEWS:

Welker’s career crossed paths with Cowboys head coach Garrett before – Glen Farley

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY:

Patriots remain hopeful Cunningham can contribute‎ – Kevin Fishbain

NASHUA TELEGRAPH:

Cowboys a true test for Patriots‎ - Tom King
Romo will lead Dallas to victory‎ – Tom King

PRO FOOTBALL TALK:

One day later, Marcus Harrison cut by Pats‎ – Mike Florio