Pats vs. Cowboys: Areas of interest

Blocking Ware, limiting Witten are priorities for New England

Updated: October 15, 2011, 7:53 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Key areas for the New England Patriots in their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Gillette Stadium (Fox, 4:15 p.m.):

Locating and blocking DeMarcus Ware. The Cowboys move their stud outside linebacker all across the formation, so the first order of business is identifying where he is, before carrying out the more difficult assignment of blocking him. Ware has five sacks in four games -- some of which have come in crunch time -- and Bill Belichick mentioned ...

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