A look at the positional groupings utilized by the Patriots in their 20-16 win over the Cowboys:
2 WR/2 TE/1 RB -- 60 of 74
1 WR/3 TE/1 RB -- 7 of 74
3 WR/1 TE/1 RB -- 6 of 74
3 TE/2 RB -- 1 of 74
This shows that Pat TE Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski are big-time targets and playmakers in this offense behind WR Wes Welker. Hernandez caught the game-winning TD on the Pat's last minute drive to beat the Cowboys. Both should be considered TE1 options.