New England Patriots: Studs and duds vs. Cowboys in Week 12

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Stud: Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry

While the Patriots were looking for another player to step up in the passing attack to go alongside wideout Julian Edelman, who led New England in receiving yards and catches in the game, rookies Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry were two players that rose up to the occasion for the Patriots on the outside of the field.

Meyers and Harry are two players that haven’t really been too spectacular up to this point in the year, but they put together some nice play in the game for New England against Dallas.

Meyers tallied a total of 74 yards on four receptions, being targeted a total of eight times through the air. Harry, on the other hand, had a limited yet large role in the game for New England, hauling in one catch for 10 yards, that catch being a touchdown reception in the opening quarter of play.

New England and quarterback Tom Brady continue to find other players to incorporate into things on the offensive side of the ball. And on Sunday, those players happened to be Meyers and Harry.

Dud: James White

James White has been a key piece within the New England offense up to this point in the regular season, but in Week 12 he struggled throughout the game against Dallas in Foxborough. White, who is normally a dual-threat running back that has managed to be able to both run the ball and catch it out of the backfield, finished with just five rushing yards on two carries in the contest.

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He also recorded one catch in the passing game, although that reception totaled minus-five yards. Moving forward, it will be key to get White back on track and get him involved in the flow of things offensively for the defending Super Bowl Champions.