IRVING, Texas -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
became the first NFL quarterback to throw at least three touchdown
passes in each of the first six games of a season when he had three
in the first half of a 48-27 win over Dallas on Sunday.
Former San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw at least
three touchdowns in each of the first five games of the 1998
Brady added two more TD passes after halftime to set a career
high with five in a game. He increased his NFL-leading touchdown
total to 21. He's in position to break Peyton Manning's single-season record of 49.
"That's not what this team is about," Brady said. "Individual records are based on opportunities. What I get excited about is team records."
The six three-TD games in a season are already a career high for
Brady, who had five in 2002, and has 25 in his career. He had at
least three TDs only twice last season.
A 12-yard pass to Wes Welker with 3:34 left in the first half
was Brady's third of the game, and the second TD catch by Welker,
who earlier had a 35-yard score. Brady threw a 6-yard TD to Randy Moss on the Patriots' first drive of the game.
Brady threw four TDs in the third game against Buffalo, and had
three in the other four games before Sunday.