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A Series History For Dallas Cowboys Vs. New England Patriots

There are a few things that I know will for sure happen tomorrow:

  1. The sun will rise.
  2. will make a batch of smoothies for the little Eagles in his nest.
  3. The and will square off.

While, yes, the Dallas Cowboys are welcoming in the reigning Champions of the World into their building, fans are optimistic. Any given Sunday, right? Why not us? In the words of the little kid from Angels In The Outfield, “It could happen!”.

We'll see what happens in the return of , the debut of , and the first game without for against the Patriots. Consider this your definitive guide to the between these two teams that bleed red, white, and blue.

  • While these two teams will clash on the field at , the Cowboys opened the iconic on October 24th, 1971 with a 44-21 victory over the Patriots.
  • These two teams have squared off a total of 11 times. The Cowboys were a perfect 7-0 having never lost to New England until December 5th, 1999. That was the first domino to fall in a series of losses against New England for the Cowboys as the Patriots have gone 4-0 against the Cowboys since those first seven games. That's right, the Cowboys won the first seven and the Patriots won the next four. This series is all about streaks.
  • The Cowboys have both won and lost two games to the Patriots by double digits.
  • Seven contests between these two have been decided by a touchdown or less and five games have had even narrower margins being decided by six points or less.
  • Dallas leads New England 234-216 in points across all 11 games played.
  • has played three games in his career against the New England Patriots. He has totaled 8 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
  • Speaking of Jason Witten… the 2003 draftee has 59 career touchdowns. The for the Patriots, , was drafted in 2010 and already has 58 career touchdowns. Jason Witten is a more complete tight end, in fact one of the greatest to ever play the game, and will one day reside in the … this just speaks to the accomplishments of Gronkowski in such a small window of time.
  • The Dallas Cowboys, having lost the last four games to the Patriots, have yet to beat New England this century. Their last victory happened on December 15th, 1996. This obviously means that the Dallas Cowboys have never beaten .
  • Speaking of the XLIX , this is Tom Brady's first trip to AT&T Stadium.
  • The Cowboys are actually 4-1 all-time against New England when the game takes place in Dallas, the lone loss coming in 2007 when New England had a perfect regular season before losing Super Bowl XLII to the .

Hopefully after Sunday the Dallas Cowboys side of this history will have one more win!


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RJ Ochoa
RJ Ochoa
I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

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