Here are today’s top stories:

BOSTON HERALD:

‘D’ makes point – Karen Guregian
NOTEBOOK: Defense dons Ron Brace – Karen Guregian
Hard work pays off for Kyle Arrington – Dan Duggan
Patriots coach Bill Belichick threw a barb at me and I wasn’t even there to catch it – Ian Rapoport
Subject to Review: How Patriots QB Tom Brady worked his magic in two minutes… and links! – Ian Rapoport
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes list of most influential men – Ian Rapoport

BOSTON GLOBE:

Five keys redux: Cowboys at Patriots, and other notes – Greg Bedard
NOTEBOOK: Studious Arrington proving to be a real leader – Monique Walker
Cowboys reined it in – Greg Bedard
They’re set to perform – Monique Walker

ESPN BOSTON:

A midseason boost from PUP – Staff
Patriots players among NFL leaders – Mike Reiss
Patriots use PUP list to advantage -  Chris Forsberg
Patriots host K Rayner, LS Massey - Mike Reiss

ESPN:

Morning take: Belichick on handshakes – James Walker

NESN:

Former Patriots Max Lane, Patrick Pass Visit Local High School – VIDEO

WEEI:

Andre Carter bringing consistency to Patriots’ pass rush – Christopher Price
A Closer Look at the Eight Players  the Patriots Worked Out Tuesday – Christopher Price

CSNNE:

DeOssie: Faulk one of the Pats’ leaders – Staff
Belichick blames media for ruination of handshake – Tom Curran
Belichick cracks wise during bye-week media meet - Mary Paoletti

NECN:

Byrne: ‘Impossible’ for Pats to win Super Bowl – Staff

PATRIOTS.COM

Ask PFW: Getting Bye – Erik Scalavino

WORCESTER TELGRAM:

Patriots: Kevin Faulk’s return could provide boost - Rich Garven
Patriots’ Ron Brace excited to be back on field – Rich Garven

PATRIOT LEDGER:

Arrington beating the odds in Patriots’ secondary – Glen Farley
NOTEBOOK: Faulk, two others take steps toward returns to the playing field – Glen Farley

NASHUA TELEGRAPH:

Ochocinco takes coaches’ praise silently – Karen Guregian/Dan Duggan

JOURNAL STAR:

Pats CB Arrington surprise NFL interception leader – AP