The New England Patriots are in serious trouble after their worst defeat under Bill Belichick occurred on Sunday night.
The New England Patriots were defeated 38-3 by Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Dallas could have easily won by more if they hadn’t been so cautious on offensive in the final frame.
Belichick substituted Bailey Zappe for starting quarterback Mac Jones late in the third quarter. After the game, Belichick told reporters that Jones had not been benched due of his poor performance and that he was still the starter. Jones is an Alabama product.
According to Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald, Belichick stated
Patriots HC Bill Belichick on benching Mac Jones:
“No sense in leaving him in the game.”
Said he wasn't benched for poor performance.
Says Mac Jones will be the starter moving forward.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) October 2, 2023
𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: #Patriots Bill Belichick told media that QB Mac Jones was benched because it "made no sense to leave him in the game.", but not for his poor play.
Belichick says Mac Jones will remain the starter, is that the right decision?
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 2, 2023
For the third year running, New England is now 1-3. When they play home to the New Orleans Saints the following Sunday, they will strive to recover.