Originally posted on NBC Cowboys Blog  |  Last updated 10/17/11

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys fell to 2-3 on Sunday after giving up yet another second half lead, this time to the New England Patriots in Foxboro. The offense had a few bright spots, and the defense, for the most part, looked quite good. But none of this was enough to secure what would have been a huge win for Dallas. But we guess we can take some solace in the fact that the Cowboys forced the Pats to earn the victory--that’s what Tom Brady believes, anyway. Brady credited the Dallas defense for not giving them much on Sunday, for forcing them to grind out a victory at home. “I think what they do is make you earn every yard,” Brady said after the game, per ESPN Dallas. “It’s not like there are a bunch of gimme throws out there or gimme routes or gimme calls from the sideline. “There are a lot of different things and they have a lot of good players that can execute it. Some good linebackers, a line that really rushes no matter how many guys – three guys, five guys – and some guys even cover. ...
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