Can the Patriots Finally Get Their First Home Win of the Season?
After getting their second road win of the season last week down in Houston, the New England Patriots look to get their first home win of the season when they host the high-powered Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Despite the fact that the 4-1 Cowboys are favored to beat the Patriots, ABC6 Sports Director Nick Coit reminded us that anything can happen on any given Sunday.
The win last week in Houston provided both questions and answers for fans, but Coit said that there were offensive bright spots. Heading into the Houston game, the main concerns were surrounding the offensive line that was missing four out of five starters. Incredibly, five guys that have never played together before were a non-issue in the game. Quarterback Mac Jones was only sacked once, and he had a clean pocket most of the day.
Left guard Michael Onwenu was removed from the COVID-reserve list Thursday, and is expected to be back in the starting lineup on Sunday. Isaiah Wynn remains on the COVID-reserve list, while guard Shaq Mason and tackle Trent Brown still remain out with injuries.
Coit also said that Jones and new tight end Hunter Henry are starting to get on the same page and provide hope for the Patriots offensive power to develop as the season continues. Henry caught a touchdown in each of the last two games, after not having any touchdowns in the first three games of the season.
However, Coit also recognizes the offensive power that is walking in on the Dallas sideline this weekend. Dallas has an elite running back in Zeke Elliot and Coit pointed out that it was good to see Dak Prescott bouncing back this season after a devastating injury at the beginning of last season.
Despite the offensive growth that the Patriots have displayed, Coit thinks that Dallas will be too much for the Patriots to handle. He picks the Cowboys to leave Gillette and head back to Texas with a win on Sunday afternoon.
Additional Reporting by Sierra Fiore