The Patriots and Cowboys battled in overtime in a dramatic back-and-forth affair that saw two touchdowns and a basket scored in the final three minutes of the game.
The Patriots got off to a good start against the Cowboys, building a 14-7 lead after their first two offensive possessions, and made some key saves in the red zone in the first half, but were unable to to keep the game strong and balanced in the second half, seeing their lead evaporate.
Dallas would take the lead at the end of the third quarter, but New England would eventually respond, setting up a long run that was capped by Rhamondre Stevenson’s first touchdown. After a missed Cowboy field goal kept New England ahead, things quickly turned with Trevon Diggs grabbing a six-pick and the lead, just as the Patriots looked to freeze the game.
Mac Jones and the Patriots didn’t blink, Jones hitting Kendrick Bourne for a 75-yard touchdown that instantly put the game back on the Patriots. But Dallas set up their own training in response, tying the game and sending him into overtime.
The Pats’ offense failed to break into Cowboys territory in the first possession of the extra session, but couldn’t stop Dallas in their ensuing practice, which they capped with a touchdown. 35 yards to CeeDee Lamb to give Dallas the 35-29 victory.
Here are the five key points of the exciting game.