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Pats beat Cowboys 20-16 on Brady's late TD pass

By Howard Ulman

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Oct. 16 2011 5:40 p.m. MDT

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett discusses a call with head linesman John McGrath (5) and head linesman Ed Camp (134) during the first quarter of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

Charles Krupa, Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez with 22 seconds left and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-16 on Sunday.

Dan Bailey's 26-yard field goal had broken a 13-13 tie with 5:13 left. Each team ran one series before the Patriots got the ball after a punt with 2:30 remaining. Brady then completed eight of nine passes for 78 yards on an 80-play drive capped by his pass to Hernandez in the middle of the end zone.

New England (5-1) won despite its first two lost fumbles of the season and Brady's two interceptions.

Dallas (2-3) ended a five-game road winning streak after a bye despite coming back from a 13-3 deficit midway through the second quarter.

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