Last Sunday, the New England Patriots bounced back from a heartbreaking week three defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills to beat the Oakland Raiders on the road, and it’s this sort of response that Jason Garrett wants to see from his team when they face those Patriots in week six.
Like the Patriots in week four, the Cowboys will enter the game coming off an ugly loss--in Dallas’s case, a 34-30 loss to the Lions. In preparing his team for New England over the next week and change, Garrett has taken up the opponent as a model of resiliency, an example of how he’d like to see his team respond.
“I think they’re certainly an elite team, a championship team. They have a lot of great coaches, a lot of great players on their team,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "What they did last week against Oakland is a great indicator, a great example for us. They had a very difficult loss at Buffalo, up three scores, turned it over four times on the game and Buffalo came back and beat them [34-31]. But what they did is they went to Oakland and won a ballgame [31-19]. I think that’s an important thing for us to do.
“It’s a good reminder for our football team that you’ve got to keep going.”
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