Just beginning to find a good balance on offense, the New England Patriots are also starting to see some improvements on the defensive side.
The Dallas Cowboys are among the best in the NFL on both sides of the ball, but quarterback Tony Romo is struggling to deliver a full 60-minute effort.
Tom Brady will try to lead the Patriots to their 20th consecutive victory at Gillette Stadium on Sunday when the well-rested Cowboys attempt to bounce back from another late-game meltdown.
Through the first three games, 80.5 percent of the Patriots' offense came through the air, with Brady setting a league mark for most passing yards over a three-game stretch with 1,327. But in two games since a 34-31 loss at Buffalo on Sept. 25, Brady is averaging 273.5 yards as New England (4-1) has run for 335.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis has accounted for 211 of those yards after setting a career high with 136 and scoring two touchdowns in last Sunday's 30-21 victory over the New York Jets.
"Obviously, our pa...