The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 4 matchup between the Patriots and Cowboys.

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New EnglandRank@DallasRank
7.0 Spread-7.0
17.75 Implied Total24.75
19.79Points All./Gm12.73
61.06Opp. Plays/Gm54.73
4.724Off. Yards/Play5.018
4.44Def. Yards/Play4.810
42.08%16Opp. Rush %45.12%22
57.92%17Opp. Pass %54.88%11

  • The Patriots have gained 20 or more yards on a league-low 1.4% of their offensive plays.
  • New England is allowing 21.2 yards per drive, second in the league.
  • Dallas is allowing 25.0 yards per drive, third in the league.
  • 51.7% of the Dallas possessions have reached the red zone or scored before, second to only the Dolphins (55.7%).
  • Just 18.9% of the possessions against New England have reached the red zone or scored before, second in the NFL.
  • Dallas has converted just 40.0% (6-of-15) of their red zone possessions for touchdowns (27th) after a league-high 71.4% rate in 2022.

Trust = spike production for that player


Dak Prescott: Prescott has not finished higher than QB17 through three games.

More troubling, he has not thrown for 7.0 yards per pass attempt in any of those games and is coming off completing 25-of-40 passes (62.5%) for 249 yards (6.2 Y/A) with a touchdown and an interception against Arizona.

Things do not get better for him this week.

New England is allowing a 61.6% completion rate (ninth), 5.8 Y/A (eighth), and 0.293 passing points per attempt (ninth).

The Patriots have not allowed a quarterback to finish higher than QB19.

They just faced Zach Wilson (QB29), but they also held Jalen Hurts (QB19) and Tua Tagovailoa (QB26) to their lowest-scoring games to kick off the season.

Prescott is a QB2 for fantasy this week.

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