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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Dallas Cowboys 38, New England Patriots 3

2RYM3N7 Dallas Cowboys' Zack Martin, center left, congratulates DaRon Bland (26) after Bland intercepted a New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones pass and returned it for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

In a Week 4 battle between two of the NFL's more notable teams, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New England Patriots, 38-3. The Cowboys move to a 3-1 record on the season, and the Patriots drop to 1-3.

Offensive spotlight: Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson led the team with seven catches on seven targets for 77 receiving yards. The seven targets tied a career high, while the seven catches and 77 yards were outright career bests.

Defensive spotlight: Cowboys defensive back DaRon Bland had quite the day, snagging two interceptions — one of which went for a touchdown.

Bland also forced three incompletions on the day.

Rookie spotlight: Patriots rookie safety Marte Mapu recorded two tackles and one solo stop for a 60.0-plus overall grade after PFF's first review of the game.

Box Score

Passing
New England Patriots
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Mac Jones 3.7 12 / 21 150 7.1 0 2 42 1 39.9
Bailey Zappe 2.28 4 / 9 57 6.3 0 0 22 1 65.5
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Dak Prescott 14.34 28 / 34 261 7.7 1 0 29 3 108.5
Cooper Rush 0.6 2 / 2 20 10 0 0 13 0 108.3
Rushing
New England Patriots
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Rhamondre Stevenson 6 14 30 2.1 0 8 0
Ezekiel Elliott 4.2 6 16 2.7 0 9 0
Mac Jones 3.7 3 7 2.3 0 4 1
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
CeeDee Lamb 14.8 1 12 12 0 12 0
Dak Prescott 14.34 1 -1 -1 0 -1 0
Tony Pollard 9 11 47 4.3 0 16 0
Hunter Luepke 6.4 2 4 2 1 3 0
KaVontae Turpin 6.1 1 46 46 0 46 0
Rico Dowdle 2.7 3 9 3 0 9 0
Deuce Vaughn 2.1 8 9 1.1 0 3 0
Cooper Rush 0.6 3 -2 -0.7 0 0 0
Receiving
New England Patriots
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Hunter Henry 9.1 5 4 51 10.2 12.8 0 21
Demario Douglas 6.5 3 2 45 15 22.5 0 42
Rhamondre Stevenson 6 3 2 10 3.3 5 0 7
Kendrick Bourne 5.6 3 2 36 12 18 0 20
DeVante Parker 5.3 4 2 33 8.2 16.5 0 22
Ezekiel Elliott 4.2 3 2 6 2 3 0 4
JuJu Smith-Schuster 2.4 5 1 14 2.8 14 0 14
Mike Gesicki 2.2 3 1 12 4 12 0 12
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
CeeDee Lamb 14.8 6 4 36 6 9 1 20
Jake Ferguson 14.7 7 7 77 11 11 0 21
Michael Gallup 11 6 5 60 10 12 0 29
Jalen Tolbert 9.3 4 4 53 13.2 13.2 0 18
Tony Pollard 9 3 3 13 4.3 4.3 0 6
Brandin Cooks 6.7 4 4 27 6.8 6.8 0 11
KaVontae Turpin 6.1 1 1 5 5 5 0 5
Rico Dowdle 2.7 1 1 8 8 8 0 8
Deuce Vaughn 2.1 1 1 2 2 2 0 2
Luke Schoonmaker 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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