Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 10/17/11
IRVING – Saying the Cowboys’ rugged defense makes “you earn every yard,” Tom Brady tipped his hat to Rob Ryan & Co. after leading the Patriots to a 20-16 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium.  “It’s not like there are a bunch of gimme throws out there or gimme routes or gimme calls from the sideline,” Brady said. “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. It’s a good defense and they really made us earn it.” The Cowboys forced four turnovers, including the Patriots’ first two fumbles of the season. Sean Lee and Terence Newman recorded interceptions of Brady, who was sacked three times and held 86 yards below his per-game passing average. The last time New England was held below 30 points was in their last game against a Rob Ryan defense when they scored 14 points in a loss last November to Cleveland. Had the
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