New England Patriots week four secret weapons

Will Grier is suddenly important for the Patriots this week as Ezekiel Elliott will also help the Patriots against his former team
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It's already week four of the NFL season. To finish off the first quarter of the NFL season, the Patriots are on the road again, this time in Dallas to take on the Cowboys. On paper, this matchup with the Cowboys could be disastrous. But, the Patriots have two secret weapons for week four.

Last week, the Patriots signed Will Grier off of the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad and immediately he was put on the active roster. Grier, who is slowly becoming a journeyman quarterback around the NFL has the Cowboys on edge. Why? He knows the play signals for the Cowboys and could easily tell the Patriots what to look out for.

However, it's not just Will Grier that can help prepare the Patriots defense. It's also running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott spent his entire career in Dallas so he defintely will be helping the New England defense prepare as well. With both Grier and Elliott preparing the defense as well as preparing to face their former team, what could the Cowboys do to counter this?

If the Cowboys were smart, they should change up their play signals so that Grier and Elliott can't recognize them. In fact, it is expected that the Cowboys will change up their play signals.

So, even though Will Grier will most likely not see the field in week four against his former team the Dallas Cowboys, he suddenly has become a vital part in preparation this week. As for Ezekiel Elliott, he will see the field and has a huge advantage of knowing how to run through the Dallas defense.

Overall, the Patriots have a challenge in front of them this week with trying to steal a road win in Dallas. Both Grier and Elliott know that they have their hands full this week in preparing the team to do battle with the Cowboys.