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Tom Brady praised Patriots’ rookie wide receivers after win vs. Cowboys


The New England Patriots and Tom Brady entered their Week 12 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys a little light at wide receiver.

Mohamed Sanu was out, so was Phillip Dorsett. Julian Edelman was playing, but for most of the week, no one was sure if he would be healthy enough to be available on Sunday.

With all those injuries, the Patriots needed someone to step up. In Week 12, they had to rely on some rookies, and those rookies stepped up to the plate.

Those two rookies were N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers.

According to Josh Alper of, quarterback Tom Brady spoke about the rookie duo’s performance.

“They played a lot of plays. Proud of those two,” Brady said in his postgame press conference. “They put a lot of effort in this week. They’re making improvements and it’s great to see. They both came through with some big plays for us.”

Harry was selected in the first round (32nd overall) of the NFL Draft this season. However, he’s had injuries and this was just his second game of the year. He had three receptions for 18 yards all year entering Week 12.

Meanwhile, Meyers was undrafted but impressed heavily in preseason. He had 15 receptions for 179 yards in 2019 entering Week 12.

In Week 12, Harry had just one catch, but it was for 10 yards and a touchdown. Meyers on the other hand had four receptions for 74 yards.

Those two were instrumental in a close victory that didn’t showcase a lot of offense.

So Brady was right in his compliments to the two. They both had their moments in Week 12 and proved they can help the offense right now, while having tons of potential moving forward.

With New England 10-1 after the win over the Cowboys, it doesn’t appear they can do much wrong. And now they have a few more weapons establishing serious resumes.