Patriots vs. Cowboys: Five Players to Watch

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Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots

Sep 27, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. New England defeated Jacksonville 51-17. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Dion Lewis has become a bit of a revelation for the Patriots in the backfield this season. The 25-year-old running back is playing for his fourth NFL franchise in his short professional career, but he may have finally found a home.

With a shifty running style that has proven to make him incredibly difficult for defenders to tackle, Lewis is having a great season in New England. Through three games he has 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 30 attempts, while also pitching in 15 receptions for 179 yards through the air.

Lewis and LeGarrette Blount form a nice duo for the Patriots in the backfield, and they will be an important part of the Patriots’ offense on Sunday. The Cowboys have been very strong against the run this season, so I expect the Patriots to look to attack them primarily through the air.

That being said, they will always have to show the run to keep the defense honest, and if a high-passing attack is in the cards, Lewis would undoubtedly be the primary back.

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