The Patriots put a beating on the Dallas Cowboys yesterday at AT&T Stadium, improving their record to 4-0.
The game was over by the halfway point of the third quarter, so naturally, the Cowboys were humble during their post-game interviews after a week full of saying a bunch of unnecessary things that probably got the Patriots even more fired up than they already were.
After his first sack, which came with the Patriots at the Dallas 31-yard line and looking poised to score on the game’s first possession, Hardy put his finger to his face in a “shhh” motion, a gesture which he declined to elaborate upon further during his approximately four-minute exchange with the media after the 30-6 win by the Pats.
In fact, Hardy declined to answer all but one question related to Brady, dismissing them by asking, “Any other questions?” The one Brady-related question he did answer came from one persistent reporter, who twice asked him for his thoughts on Brady as a player.
“A phenomenal player, they had a great game today,” Hardy said. “Everybody was just clicking on their team. They do what they normally do.”
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett praised cornerback Byron Jones' coverage on Gronk: Gronk was held to five catches for 67 yards and no touchdowns yesterday, which was seen as a pretty quiet day for the All-Pro tight end.
"I thought [Jones] did a good job for the most part throughout the game," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "He competed with him. He challenged him. [Gronkowski] did have some receptions later in the game that were big, but we put [Jones] out there and gave him a chance to cover him. He did a pretty good job."
Jerry Jones thinks the Cowboys suck right now: He's right.
“We’re not a good team right now,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “They were a much better team than we were out here today, a much better team. But lesser teams win ballgames. But they’re just a better team. They’re something for us to achieve. I think what we saw out there today was what New England was, more than what Dallas was not.
“We’ve got to get to be a better team overall, a better football team, a better everything.”