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Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett gives encouraging update on his Week 7 status

Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett gives encouraging update on his Week 7 status

New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett missed his team's Week 6 win over the New York Giants because of a hamstring injury, but he gave an encouraging update on his status after Tuesday's practice.

When asked if he expects to play in the Patriots' Week 7 road game against the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football", Dorsett told reporters "I'll be fine."

Dorsett suffered the hamstring injury in the first quarter of New England's Week 5 win over the Washington Redskins. He left the game after the Patriots' opening drive and didn't return.

The 26-year-old wideout has tallied 15 receptions for 197 yards and three touchdowns in five games played this season.

His return would be a much-needed boost for the Patriots, who had their wide receiver depth tested quite a bit in Week 6 when Dorsett didn't play and Josh Gordon missed the second half.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady jokes about his dislike for Cowboys growing up as 49ers fan

Patriots QB Tom Brady jokes about his dislike for Cowboys growing up as 49ers fan

One of the requirements to being a San Francisco 49ers is not liking the Dallas Cowboys.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who grew up as a 49ers fan living in northern California, will play against the Cowboys on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in a much-anticipated Week 12 matchup.

The 42-year-old veteran, during his Wednesday press conference, joked about the dislike he had for Dallas while watching the great Cowboys-49ers matchups during his childhood.

"I've really not liked the Cowboys since coming out of the womb, as a Niners fan," a smiling Brady told reporters. "But, no, I've got a lot of respect for those guys. They've actually had a great winning organization. They've got a lot of great players in their history, guys that I've just -- as a Niners fan -- you know, you play the Cowboys and every time they hand it off to Emmitt Smith it's a 5-yard gain, and you'd pull your hair out. And throw it up to Michael Irvin, and Troy Aikman was such a great player. The defenses, Ken Norton and Primetime (Deion Sanders). I think the history of great players, the tradition -- getting to meet Roger Staubach over the years, he's been such a cool guy, someone to really look up to. And then what they're currently doing with the team they have, one of the most talented teams in the NFL. They're playing great on offense, on defense, and it's going to be a huge challenge for us."

The 49ers and Cowboys have a long, storied rivalry that includes many classic matchups in the NFL playoffs, including six NFC Championship Game meetings from 1970 through 1994. In fact, the Cowboys or 49ers won every Super Bowl over a four-year span from 1992 through 1995.

Brady has enjoyed plenty of success versus the Cowboys. He's 4-0 with 1,164 passing yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions in his career against Dallas. Sunday's game shouldn't lack drama, especially with both teams hungry to improve their standing in the playoff races.

"I love it. I love the opportunity to compete against great teams this time of the year as Thanksgiving approaches," Brady said. "It means a lot for both teams. Every time we play at home it's important to us. Late in the year, we only have so many more chances to go out there and put on a great performance. We'll try to do that."

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Patriots add new wide receiver to practice squad amid injuries

Patriots add new wide receiver to practice squad amid injuries

The New England Patriots had a new wide receiver wearing No. 10 during Wednesday's practice at Gillette Stadium, and his name is Quincy Adeboyejo.

He's the latest addition to the Patriots' practice squad.

Adeboyejo's lone appearance in a regular season NFL game came in 2017 with the Baltimore Ravens. He's listed at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, and worked out for the Patriots in October, per NFL Media's Mike Giardi.

Bringing in another wideout made sense for the Patriots given the abundance of injuries they're currently dealing with at the position.

Veteran wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) both didn't practice Wednesday, and Julian Edelman (shoulder) was a limited participant, according to the team's injury report.

The Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon for a Week 12 matchup at Gillette Stadium.

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