New England Patriots: 3 Players that must shine vs. Cowboys in Week 12

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2. Tom Brady

Tom Brady has had a solid 2019 campaign up to this point in his 20th professional season, all of which have come in New England with the Patriots.

Through 11 weeks and 10 games, Brady has completed 256 of his overall 402 pass attempts to grab a completion percentage of 63.7 percent while recording a total of 2,752 yards through the air for New England. With an average of 6.8 yards per pass, Brady has 14 touchdown passes and has thrown for five interceptions to this point in the year.

On Sunday evening while going up against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Brady will have to step up and put together a typical Brady-like performance to help boost his team to yet another win on the year.

With the Cowboys featuring a high-powered offense of their own on the other end of the field behind quarterback Dak Prescott, Brady and the rest of the New England offensive unit might be forced to showcase their offensive abilities in a game that could very well feature an offensive outburst.

Brady is coming off of a performance in in the Week 11 win on the road over the Philadelphia Eagles where he struggled to some extent throughout the course of the game, although it ultimately didn’t matter and the Patriots were able to pull out the win which is the main goal for Brady and the rest of the New England squad at the end of the day.

In the victory over the Eagles, Brady finished that contest converting on 26 of his 47 pass attempts to tally 216 yards through the air. While averaging 4.6 yards per pass, Brady was held without a touchdown pass but didn’t turn the ball over at all under center en route to the victory.

This Sunday in Week 12 against America’s Team, Brady will be another Patriots player that is going to have to step up and perform well in order for New England to improve to 10-1 on the year.