Saints vs. Cowboys NBC Sunday Night Football Preview and Matchup History

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

A detailed look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys, as well as some standout individual performances by players from both teams before their matchup on NBC's Sunday Night Football, November 10th, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

SUNDAY NIGHT

DALLAS COWBOYS (5-4) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-2)

SERIES

COWBOYS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

15-10

STREAKS

Past 2, 7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-2

Payton: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 27-23 vs. Vikings

L 26-20 at Jets

LAST GAME

12/23/12: Saints 34 at Cowboys 31 (OT). New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 446 yards & 3 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston & RB Darren Sproles each record 100+ rec. yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/19/09: Cowboys 24, Saints 17. Dallas RB Marion Barber rushes for 2 TDs (3, 2). Cowboys WR Miles Austin totals 139 rec yards & TD catch from QB Tony Romo.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (WW1), 92 (Dal.), 93 (NO). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Dal.), 226 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Romo: 229-346-2,553 (3C)-20 (3L)-6-100.0 (3C)

Brees: 213-322-2,672 (1C)-21 (1C)-7-104.5 (2C)

RUSHING

Murray: 95-459-4.8-3

Thomas: 79-277-3.5-0

RECEIVING

Bryant: 51 (3C)-705-13.8-8 (T3L)

Graham (TE): 49-746 (3C)-15.2-10 (1L)

OFFENSE

342.8

397.4

TAKE/GIVE

+10 (1C)

+6

DEFENSE

419.2

333.1

SACKS

Hatcher: 7 (T2C)

Jordan: 6

INTs

Lee: 4 (T1L)

Lewis: 3

PUNTING

C. Jones: 44.2

Morstead: 46.5

KICKING

Bailey: 75 (3C) (27/27 PAT; 16/18 FG)

Hartley: 72 (24/24 PAT; 16/21 FG)

COWBOYS

In last meeting, QB TONY ROMO completed 26 of 43 (60.5 pct.) for 416 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.8 rating. Has 115.1 rating in past 2 vs. NO.

In career, when RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 11-0. Has 1,253 rush yards (113.9 per game) in those 11.

WR DEZ BRYANT has 9 catches for career-high 224 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 18 rec. TDs in past 17.

TE JASON WITTEN (851) ranks 2nd all-time in receptions by TE. Since 2007, has 599 catches, most by NFL TE.

Rookie WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS has rec. TD in 4 of past 5.

WR-KR-PR DWAYNE HARRIS ranks 2nd in NFL with 34.9 KR avg. & is 4th with 15.1 PR avg.

Since 2010, LB SEAN LEE leads NFL LBs with 11 INTs & 305 INT yards. Ties for 1st among LBs with 2 INT-TDs.

DT JASON HATCHER ties for 2nd in NFC with 7 sacks.

Since entering NFL in 2005, DE DE MARCUS WARE has 115 sacks, most in NFL.

SAINTS

Since joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 36,243 yards & 265 TDs. In last meeting, completed 37 of 53 (69.8 pct.) for 446 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.2 rating. In 12/10/06 game vs. Dal., completed 26 of 38 (68.4 pct.) for 384 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 140.8 rating.

RB PIERRE THOMAS had rec. TD in last meeting.

Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 198 catches, 1,745 rec. yards & 15 rec. TDs. Had 7 catches for 104 yards in last meeting.

Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 245 catches, 3,196 yards & 33 TDs. Had 9 catches for 116 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TDs.

WR MARQUES COLSTON has 7,736 career rec. yards & needs 119 to pass ERIC MARTIN (7,854) for most in franchise history. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 100+ yards.

WR LANCE MOORE has TD in all 3 games vs. Dal.

DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 sacks in past 7.

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