The New England Patriots had the Dallas Cowboys on the ropes this past Sunday at Gillette Stadium, but Bill Belichick’s defense was unable to keep Dak Prescott and Co. out of the end zone in overtime.
During a Tuesday appearance on WEEI’s Greg Hill Show, former Patriots cornerback Ty Law ripped the way New England’s defense performed against Dallas.
“I’m really upset about what’s going on,” Law said, via MassLive.com. “Because you don’t let people come in there and walk all over you, throw the ball like that anytime they want to. I mean, that’s shameful.”
Law added that New England’s secondary needs a player who can step up and be a true shutdown cornerback.
“You have to have somebody that can cover,” Law explained. “I mean, we were looking for Jackson to step up. He was playing pretty good football. But I didn’t want to pass him the mantle just yet when we’re talking about him compared to Stephon Gilmore. But you have to have guys in the back that can step up and make plays.”
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The Patriots’ defense did struggle against the Cowboys, surrendering 35 points and 576 yards of total offense. However, Law is being a prisoner of the moment with his comments about that unit.
Coming into Week 6, the Patriots’ defense gave up an average of 18.4 points per game. Clearly, this past Sunday was just an off day for Belichick’s squad.
The Patriots will try to bounce back this Sunday against the New York Jets.