The Patriots took the Cowboys punches in the first half, but pulled away in the second half in a complete effort. The performance shows up in the grades.
The Tom Brady Tour rolls through Indianapolis this weekend, where there will be no mercy.
Tom E. Curran has worked with Alex Guerrero and doesn't think he's a quack. Nor does he think Guerrero/Brady are out to dupe the masses.
4yTom E. Curran's daily look at the world of the National Football League.
4yThe Patriots linebacker was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Bills on Sunday.
4yThe Patriots will be without Aaron Hernandez knee, Sebastian Vollmer back and Mike Wright concussion for their Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders.
4yDefensive tackle Haloti Ngata enjoys pounding the Patriots quarterback because "he always complains."
4yBaseball season is over in Oakland, which means the entire field has been re-sodded. Wes Welker says footing could be a concern.
4yCornerback Ras-I Dowling rounds out the list of Patriots absent from Friday's practice.
4yPatriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday he's disappointed his "good friend" Terry Francona and the Red Sox are parting ways.