Tony Romo's Cowboys put up a fight, but 17 fourth-quarter points gave the Patriots their sixth straight lopsided win to start the season. Tom Brady threw an eye-popping five touchdowns; now with 21 through six games, he is on pace to break Peyton Manning's 2004 single-season record of 49. The Cowboys, however, made it interesting until late.
A third-quarter strike to wideout Patrick Crayton gave Dallas a 24-21 lead, New England's first second-half deficit of the season. A dour Bill Belichick consequently suggested afterwards that his Pats "were lucky to hang in there." The Cowboys three sacks of Brady equaled the total his offensive line had surrendered in their first five games.