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Saints News, 9/24/14: Cowboys Out For Redemption vs. Saints

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"We’ve got a hell of a challenge on our hands next week," Orlando Scandrick said. "Guys have got to dig down deep and remember that feeling walking out of the Superdome last year. They embarrassed us. The team embarrassed us. They beat us in every phase of the game. Kicking, offense, defense, coaching, they beat us. They embarrassed us. We’ve got to figure out a way to come out and prepare and be ready to win.” For those that may not remember, the Saints won easily 49-17 and set a new NFL record with 40 first downs in the game. The Cowboys had just nine first downs and 193 yards total offense.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Payton on message to team today: This team, our team, hasn&#39;t beaten Dallas. Last years team did.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/514855136561467392">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big Thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/KINDSnacks">@KINDSnacks</a> for supplying our tight end room with some much needed energy for meetings again this year! <a href="http://t.co/4t8nczEBHN">pic.twitter.com/4t8nczEBHN</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/514869518217539584">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Come Sunday night the Saints will be tied for first in the NFC South&quot; RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast">@SaintsForecast</a>: My <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLTV">@WWLTV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> column: <a href="http://t.co/hvCP1ilQNI">http://t.co/hvCP1ilQNI</a></p>&mdash; Roger&#39;s Own Petard (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/514869496561946625">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Galette on playing on primetime: everyone is watching ...joked even your 6th grade gf is messaging you on Facebook</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/status/514866548952276992">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Corey White: I always get picked on. I&#39;m the number two cb behind Keenan Lewis</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/status/514862511414591488">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jason Garrett on Claiborne: He knows he handled things the wrong way <a href="http://t.co/NUDwUSt162">http://t.co/NUDwUSt162</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/514863863293304832">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: We&#39;re a team that really wants to win. An extreme sense of urgency to do that. We want to be considered one of the best</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/514859853580611584">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees : have a lot of respect for Cowboys. It&#39;s the next game so it&#39;s the most important game</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/514858448396091393">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Film: <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a> might be only LB in NFL playing better than DeAndre Levy right now. It&#39;s close.</p>&mdash; Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) <a href="https://twitter.com/Andy_Benoit/status/514821754124902400">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton: &quot;playing on Sunday night, playing in primetime - it&#39;s always exciting&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDAL?src=hash">#NOvsDAL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC">@SNFonNBC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/514855258938671105">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton: Cowboys tougher to defend now as a 2 dimensional offense</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/514854867286757376">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints sign center Alex Parsons to practice squad, cut Antoine McClain.</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/514852095158009856">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton: the message is simple we are in a race to improve</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/status/514852749520142338">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton : Cowboys entirely different team this year. They are playing with confidence and commitment to run has helped the defense</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/514852706620436480">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jason Garrett says the Mo Claiborne situation is behind the team. Claiborne will play Sunday.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/514850367536762880">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ray Rice has retained attorney Peter Ginsberg, who represented Jonathan Vilma, in matters pending before the NFL, a legal source confirmed.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/514848264253091840">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Arredondo: Weather not a factor in Dallas if roof stays open. Hot for afternoon and 80s at kickoff. <a href="http://t.co/MNPaxQ8EjS">pic.twitter.com/MNPaxQ8EjS</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/514844256993697792">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer">@Jabari_Greer</a> talks about retirement &amp; family life on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/HDnPHL9eDf">http://t.co/HDnPHL9eDf</a> <a href="http://t.co/5jBMo0HeDc">pic.twitter.com/5jBMo0HeDc</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/514837938492809216">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Frank Deford says Roger Goodell is now a &quot;ghost&quot; <a href="http://t.co/qTWmE9LIll">http://t.co/qTWmE9LIll</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/514835316449243136">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/dallascowboys">@DallasCowboys</a> fans have an edge over <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> fans in our tweet battle! Check it out: <a href="http://t.co/IWCR09a6AT">http://t.co/IWCR09a6AT</a> <a href="http://t.co/x2eFl2SYN6">pic.twitter.com/x2eFl2SYN6</a></p>&mdash; SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC/status/514834730949554176">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>4 days away... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDAL?src=hash">#NOvsDAL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC">@SNFonNBC</a> <a href="http://t.co/2dsKLbJRNA">pic.twitter.com/2dsKLbJRNA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/514828980340289536">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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