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Patriots – Cowboys, Who Has the Razor’s Edge? Key Matchups

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7 years ago at 6:00 am ET
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Patriots – Cowboys, Who Has the Razor’s Edge? Key MatchupsKevin Hoffman - USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots head out on the road for a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS with their top announcing crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call.

Dallas (2-2), has dropped two straight after losing QB Tony Romo, and is looking for some home cooking to get back on track. They lost Dez Bryant to injury after a Week 1 win over the Giants. He’s expected back after Week 6. Romo broke his collarbone against the Eagles and is expected to return around Week 11.

Brandon Weeden has stepped in at quarterback and has played well albeit in losing both games. However it was the defense that has also been extremely depleted by injury that was the major cause of their losses. In the loss to the Saints on Sunday night the team lost LB Sean Lee to a concussion and RB Lance Dunbar to a serious knee injury.

New England (3-0), spent last week on a bye after crushing the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 at home in Week 3. Tom Brady joined the 400 touchdown club and Stephen Gostkowski set a new NFL record with his 423rd consecutive extra point kick, which is now 425 and counting. The Patriots scored every time they had the ball until taking a knee with less than a minute to go.

We here at PatsFans.com are continuing our  “Razor’s Edge”  column in 2015 to give a quick break down on some of the key matchups of the game and what you can look for in how the game plays out.

Series History: The Patriots and Cowboys have only met 11 times in their history with Dallas winning the first seven matchups and the Patriots taking the last four.

The Patriots are 1-4 in Dallas with the only victory a 48-27 victory in 2007 in a meeting between two unbeaten teams at the time. The teams haven’t met since 2011 with New England holding on for a 2016 win.

Like the Patriots last opponent Jacksonville, the Cowboys are a team that we don’t see very much in terms of playing New England. So the foe on both sides is a little unfamiliar.

Here is a look at some of the key matchups and who holds the Razor’s Edge.

First up is the Patriots offense:


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