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Patriots’ Mac Jones on brutal NFL lesson he’s learned after loss to Cowboys

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New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones is trying to take whatever he can get amid tough, heartbreaking losses in his first few weeks in the NFL. On Sunday, the Patriots were hosting the Dallas Cowboys but a huge comeback from the road team led by QB Dak Prescott gave the Pats an impressive come-from-behind win in OT.

“When you look at the big picture, you never want to say you’re close; it’s hard to do that. But the games we’ve lost, we’ve been 2 or 3 plays away. I guess that is just how the NFL works. I’m learning that the hard way.” the rookie QB said after the game (via Mike Reiss of ESPN).

In the Patriots’ first six games of the season, they’ve dropped three close games – losing one point against the Miami Dolphins, two points against the defending champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and this most recent one against the Cowboys.

Obviously, as the team’s main playmaker, it’s been challenging for the 23-year-old to keep pushing forward amid all the hurdles but he knows that all this is just part of the process.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also echoed his QB’s thoughts. Per the iconic mentor, it all boiled down to who converted on more plays in Week 6.

“Tough one to lose tonight,” Belichick said. “Thought we went toe-to-toe with them for 60 minutes. They just made a ew more plays than we did.”

The Patriots now find themselves with a 2-4 record early in the season. The franchise is hoping that their new QB can help the team bounce back as they try to make their mark in the AFC East.