Pats, Cowboys get reacquainted

Unfamiliarity presents an added challenge for two of NFL's top franchises

Updated: October 16, 2011, 4:33 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It doesn't seem right that two of the most decorated franchises in NFL history have met so infrequently, but when the Dallas Cowboys visit the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, it will be only the 11th meeting between the two teams.

Consider this: Tom Brady has started 12 career games against the Indianapolis Colts. In a decade-long span, Brady has played a single team more times than two squads that have combined to appear in 14 Super Bowls (winning ...

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