2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
9-1, 1st in AFC East
What was Eagles superfan Kevin Hart doing at Super Bowl LII? (1:06)
35m
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he would choose Tom Brady as his gaming avatar (0:55)
33m
Special edition Roundtable: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on 'Jumanji: Next Level,' Tom Brady and Kaepernick (11:30)
39m
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12hTodd Archer

Sources: Cowboys' Vander Esch out vs. Patriots

The Cowboys will be without linebacker Leighton Vander Esch due to a neck injury when they face the Patriots on Sunday, sources told ESPN. The Dallas Morning News first reported that Vander Esch wouldn't play.

Cruz: Patriots' defense too difficult for Prescott to overcome (1:25)
12h

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WRs Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) are present for the media-access portion of practice today. Sanu did not go through the position-specific warmup, while Dorsett did.

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2dMike Reiss

Brady jokes his dislike of Cowboys started at birth

A native of San Mateo, California, who grew up a fan of the 49ers, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said jokingly, "I've really not liked the Cowboys since coming out of the womb," Brady is 4-0 in his career vs. Dallas.

1:15

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I've really not liked the Cowboys since coming out of the womb."

LM Otero
2dTodd Archer

Bennett on facing Pats: 'Never personal' in NFL

The Cowboys' Michael Bennett hailed former coach Bill Belichick as a "savant" and said "it's never personal in the NFL" when asked about playing against the Patriots this Sunday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion) did not participate in team drills or any part of practice that wasn't the warmup, per the club. Meanwhile, the following players were limited in practice: LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (knee), S Patrick Chung (heel/chest), S Nate Ebner (ankle/back), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), RB Damien Harris (hamstring) and OLB John Simon (elbow).

Stephen A.: Brady should decide if Patriots bring back AB (1:39)
2d

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Phillip Dorsett, with red gloves attached to his face mask, is here at the media-access portion of practice after leaving Sunday's game with a head injury, but WR Mohamed Sanu is not. Sanu was banged up on a punt return Sunday but played through it. It also appears that the Patriots are adding a WR to the practice squad.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick with one of his favorite quotes in his morning news conference: "It's just like [Dwight] Eisenhower said, preparation is important for the war, and once the battle starts, you can just throw it all out the window – you play the war, fight the battle. That's what we do."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie punter Jake Bailey is named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after playing a critical role in the Patriots' 17-10 win over the Eagles. His stat line: 8 punts for 381 yards (47.6 avg.) with a 46.0 net and six punts inside the 20. Bailey also handled kickoffs, a role he has assumed after Stephen Gostkowski went on IR in Week 5.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With 3 open spots on their practice squad, and perhaps considering filling at least one of them, the Patriots had DB Tre Sullivan in for a workout Tuesday. Sullivan is an alum of Div. II Shepherd University (West Virginia). He played in 12 games for the Philadelphia Eagles in '18.

Jason McCourty recalls posing as his twin brother when he was drafted (2:21)
3d

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have placed WR/PR Gunner Olszewski (ankle/hamstring) on injured reserve, per a source. With the open roster spot, the club officially elevated LT Isaiah Wynn to the 53-man roster from injured reserve. Olszewski has been the Patriots' primary punt returner through the first six games of the season, but Mohamed Sanu has stepped into that role in recent games.

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
3dMike Reiss

AB posts apology to Patriots' Kraft for 'drama'

Antonio Brown, who met with the NFL last week to address sexual assault allegations against him, has apologized to Robert Kraft after calling out the Patriots owner for what Brown called "bad media" and "drama."

Stephen A.: Brown's apology to Pats is 'way, way, way late' (1:48)
3d
Spears is having none of Max's Tom Brady hate (1:34)
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3dMike Reiss

Gronk won't say 'never' on return, but not in '19

On a day when his big announcement turned out to be that he was hosting a Super Bowl party, Rob Gronkowski told ESPN he won't say he's "never coming back" to the NFL, but has no plans to do so in 2019.

Team Stats

Passing Yards268.9Tied-7th
Rushing Yards91.024th
Points For28.54th
Points Against10.8