Saints vs Cowboys Game Preview and Matchup History

Matthew Stockman

It's a must win for both teams if either of them want to have any chance to make the playoffs.

  • QB Tony Romo has 4,269 pass yards and has only four 4,000-yard seasons in team history.
  • Romo won his last start vs. New Orleans, completing 22 of 34 (64.7%) for 312 yards with 1 TD, 0 INTs and a 104.0 rating.
  • RB DeMarco Murray aims for fourth game in row with a rush TD.
  • When Murray has 18+ attempts, the Cowboys are 9-0.
  • RB Felix Jones had 113 scrimmage yards in last meeting vs. New Orleans.
  • WR Dez Bryant has 37 catches for 584 yards (97.3 per game) and 8 TDs in his past 6. He aims for his 7th in a row with TD.
  • WR Miles Austin aims for his third game in a row vs. New Orleans with a TD.
  • Austin had a 60-yard rush TD in last meeting.
  • TE Jason Witten has 89 catches (8.1 per game) since Oct. 1st, second most in NFL during that span.
  • Since 2007, Witten has 541 catches, most by an NFL tight end.
  • Witten had 10 catches for 99 yards in the last game vs. New Orleans.
  • CB Brandon Carr aims for third game in a row with an INT.
  • LB DeMarcus Ware has 37 sacks in his past 33 games. He has 103 sacks since 2006, most in the NFL.
  • Ware has 4 sacks and 2 FFs in his past three games vs. New Orleans.
  • LB Anthony Spencer has 6.5 sacks in his past five.
  • In 12/10/06 game at Dallas, QB Drew Brees completed 26 of 38 (68.4%) for 384 yards with 5 TDs, 0 INTs and a 140.8 rating.
  • RB Chris Ivory had 2 rush TDs in last meeting vs. Dallas.
  • WR Marques Colston had 6 catches for 105 yards in last meeting vs. Dallas.
  • WR Lance Moore aims for his third game in a row vs. Dallas with TD.
  • DE Will Smith has 6 sacks in four meetings and aims for fifth game in a row with sack.
  • Smith had a sack, INT and FF in last game vs. Dallas.
  • DE Cameron Jordan leads team with career-high 8 sacks.
  • Saints have 2 players with 100+ tackles: LB Curtis Lofton (113) and S Roman Harper (108).

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SAINTS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

15-9

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Vitt: 0-0

Garrett: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 41-0 vs. Buccaneers

W 27-24 (OT) vs. Steelers

LAST GAME

11/25/10: Saints 30 at Cowboys 27. New Orleans RB Chris Ivory rushes for 2 1st-quarter TDs. QB Drew Brees connects with WR Lance Moore for TD as Saints earn 4th straight win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/10

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 106 (NO), 92 (Dal.). XM: 225 (Dal.).


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