Jason Garrett using Patriots as a model

October, 5, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- For a variety of reasons looking at New England as a model for success is something a lot of teams do in the NFL.

Jason Garrett is using the Patriots as a testimony to the Cowboys this week after coughing up a 24-point lead to Detroit on Sunday to fall to 2-2 on the season.

“I think they’re certainly an elite team, a championship team. They have a lot of great coaches, a lot of great players on their team," Garrett said. "What they did last week against Oakland is a great indicator, a great example for us. They had a very difficult loss at Buffalo, up three scores, turned it over four times on the game and Buffalo came back and beat them [34-31]. But what they did is they went to Oakland and won a ballgame [31-19]. I think that’s an important thing for us to do. It’s a good reminder for our football team that you’ve got to keep going.”

The Patriots, however, have a history of bouncing back. They have suffered back-to-back regular-season losses only three times since Tom Brady took over as starting quarterback. The Cowboys have had back-to-back regular-season losses five times since 2008.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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