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Tom Brady, Antonio Brown pose for photo that will excite Patriots fans

Tom Brady, Antonio Brown pose for photo that will excite Patriots fans

So far at least, Tom Brady and Antonio Brown are all smiles.

The Patriots quarterback and his new star wide receiver met up on Monday and posed for a photo that's sure to get Pats fans pumped for next Sunday's game in Miami.

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It appears the first meeting between the new teammates went swimmingly. Brady said on Monday night he "really enjoyed" his time with Brown and can't wait for practice on Wednesday. The 42-year-old also made it clear he isn't judging AB on his controversial tenure with the Raiders.

It may take a couple more weeks for Brown to get comfortable in New England, but the expectation is he'll make his Patriots debut in Week 2 vs. the Dolphins.

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Patriots sign former Vikings defensive lineman to practice squad

Patriots sign former Vikings defensive lineman to practice squad

The New England Patriots are getting busy with practice squad transactions this week.

The Patriots announced Thursday they have signed defensive lineman Tashawn Bower to their practice squad.

Bower signed with the Vikings in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of LSU and spent the last three seasons in Minnesota.

He recorded one sack over a total of seven games for the Vikings over the 2017 and 2018 seasons but was placed on Minnesota's non-football injury list in July 2019 with a torn Achilles.

The Vikings waived Bower on October 15, and the 24-year-old was a free agent until Thursday.

The Celtics now have nine players on their practice squad after adding wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo to the group Wednesday.

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Cowboys' Jason Witten gives candid take on importance of Patriots matchup

Cowboys' Jason Witten gives candid take on importance of Patriots matchup

The Dallas Cowboys have underperformed against good teams this season, and their toughest challenge yet will come Sunday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Just how good are the Cowboys? It's tough to paint a definitive picture through 10 games.

The Cowboys are 6-4 and tied with the rival Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East standings. Dallas has played only four teams with winning records, including matchups versus the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings and Eagles. Dallas' only win came against the Eagles.

The Patriots are 9-1 and occupy the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff race entering Week 12. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has never lost to the Cowboys in four career matchups, and New England's defense is arguably the best unit in the league.

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten did not mince words when asked earlier this week about the importance of Sunday's game.

“There are defining games that happen. You look at last year’s season ... and you beat a good New Orleans team. This is one of those games," Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. "There’s still a lot of games out there, so I don’t think it’s make or break. But at the same time, to be able to go on the road and play against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and their team — they’re 9-1 like they are. A great opportunity for us."

A victory over the Patriots could be just what the Cowboys need to go on a late season run entering the playoffs. Dallas has played better of late, winning three of its last four games following a 3-3 start. The Cowboys' margin for error is pretty slim, though. The only way for Dallas to reach the playoffs likely will be through the NFC East title. A wild card berth doesn't look realistic at this point. The Cowboys have a tough schedule coming up, too, with matchups against the Patriots, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and Eagles still remaining. 

Sunday's matchup isn't a must-win for the Cowboys from a mathematical standpoint, but it's by far the biggest game they've played all season and will give us a better view of their true potential.

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