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Cowboys bounce back, dominate Patriots in historic loss for Bill Belichick

In a stunning turn of events, the Dallas Cowboys delivered a crushing defeat to Bill Belichick's New England Patriots, marking their worst loss in almost 24 years with a decisive 38-3 result at AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys, now boasting a record of 3-1, executed a flawless game strategy, even witnessing significant contributions from their fourth-string players. Their dynamic performance was full of memorable moments: a pick-6, an impressive defensive sack-and-strip that led to another touchdown, and even a defensive lineman catching a 2-point conversion.

DaRon Bland, the Cowboys' cornerback, emerged as a threat to the Patriots, intercepting Mac Jones twice and converting one into a touchdown. Notably, Bland had previously showcased his defensive abilities in the season-opener against the New York Giants. His stellar performance against the Patriots was a testament to his adaptability, having moved to the outside cornerback position following Trevon Diggs' season-ending injury.

Dante Fowler's sack on Jones paved the way for Leighton Vander Esch's 11-yard scoop-and-score, exemplifying the Cowboys' dominance throughout the game. The Patriots, while entering the second quarter trailing only by seven, found themselves overwhelmed by the end of the first half, lagging behind with a score of 28-3.

Belichick, a six-time Super Bowl-winning coach, was on track to notch his 300th career regular-season victory, but the Cowboys had other plans. Their determination led to their 10th consecutive home win, the longest streak since the early '90s.

Dak Prescott, the Cowboys' quarterback, displayed commendable leadership on the field. He not only threw an early touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb but finished the game with a stat line of 28 out of 34 for 261 yards, without conceding an interception.

Zeke received a warm welcome

However, the game wasn't just about numbers and plays; emotions ran high, especially during former star running back Ezekiel Elliott's tribute. The two-time rushing champion for the Cowboys, now with the Patriots, was given a heartfelt ovation by the crowd, commemorating his seven seasons with Dallas.

For New England's rookie quarterback, Mac Jones, the game was particularly challenging. After two interceptions and a passer rating of just 39.9, he was benched during the third quarter.

The question now looms: Is this a symptom of a deeper issue within the Patriots? With their record now at 1-3, they'll need to look eternally and strategize for the games ahead. As for the Cowboys, this victory cements their place as one of the top NFC teams this season, bouncing back strongly from their recent setback against Arizona.

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