The Patriots are hard to beat anytime. They are harder to beat in Foxboro. They are hardest to beat when opponents beat themselves.
The Cowboys have missed a field goal, had a punt blocked, thrown an interception and kicked a field goal in the red zone. It is not a recipe for victory against the Patriots.
Yet, on a cold, rainy day in New England, with offense in short supply, the Cowboys trail only 10-6.
The Cowboys have outgained the Patriots 161 yards to 158 yards.
Matthew Slater blocked a Chris Jones punt, which was recovered by Nate Ebner at the Dallas 12 with 1:28 remaining in the first quarter. Two plays later, Brady found rookie N'Keal Harry for a highlight-reel 10-yard touchdown.
Prescott threw the ball better after putting on gloves, and he ended the first half 10-of-15 for 84 yards.
Cooper has spent more time than usual on the sideline and has no catches in the first half.
The Patriots are 98-1 when leading at halftime at Gillette Stadium. Only the Chiefs in 2017 were able to overcome a halftime deficit against the Patriots among visiting teams.