Bill Belichick raves about Cowboys: They really do everything well

Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2019 - 2:25 pm

FOXBOROUGH -- To say Bill Belichick is impressed with what he's seen from the Cowboys this season would be an understatement.

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The coach gave a just under three minute opening statement on the Cowboys, which was full of praise from the top of the organization down.

“They really do everything well," he said at his press conference Wednesday. "Create a lot of problems in all three phases of the game. Very well coached. Have great players. Great personnel. Good situational football team. Very explosive team. They put a lot of pressure on you on every single down. This will be a big challenge for us. A team that we don’t have much experience with, we’re getting to know them quickly and they certainly present a lot of problems from a preparation standpoint and I would say from a matchup standpoint. Real good football team. Very talented team.

“The Cowboy organization is obviously one of the premier franchises in all of sports, the National Football League. They’ve done so much for the game, so much for the league since they have come into the league in 1960. Of course Jerry (Jones) and Stephen (Jones), the entire organization down there has had a tremendous amount of success and been a very exemplary organization in terms of running the football team and being competitive through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, now. They string a lot of good years, a lot of championship seasons together. I have a ton of respect for what they’ve done and how consistent they’ve been, the way they do things.

“Jason (Garrett) has been down there nine years. He had a long career as a player and a solid career as a coach. He’s played for a lot of great coaches and coached with some, too — like coach (Nick) Saban. They are very well coached. (Rod) Marinelli on defense, obviously there is a lot of experience there. It is a staff with a lot of experience and they definitely know what they are doing and are playing good situational football. Like I said, big challenge for us on Sunday.”

While the Cowboys are 6-4, they are up there in a lot of statistical categories.

The biggest battle will be the Patriots offense against the Cowboys defense. New England ranks No. 1 in DVOA, points per game and yards per game, while Dallas ranks No. 1 in DVOA, fourth in points per game and first in yards per game. 

Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m.

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