Credit to Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. He held the Patriots to fewer than 30 points for the second straight matchup (he did it previously last November, when he was with the Browns). Unfortunately, he didn't have the benefit of Cleveland's high-powered offense.
Okay, that's an exaggeration; the Browns weren't very good last year, even if they did manage to beat the Patriots. Sunday, however, the Cowboys allowed just 16 points, and forced New England into four turnovers (including two Tom Brady picks), but it still wasn't enough to eke out a win.
Brady, as he's done countless times in his Hall of Fame career, led the Patriots on a game-winning drive, this time finding Aaron Hernandez in the end zone for the lead with just 22 seconds to go in the game.
“We haven’t had really a true two-minute situation at the end of the game where we needed a touchdown in a long time,” said Brady, who completed 27-of-41 passes for 289 yards, accordi...