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Saints vs. Cowboys Sunday Night Football Preview and Matchup History

A quick look at the history and stats between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-3)

SERIES

COWBOYS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

16-11

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jason Garrett: 1-3

Sean Payton: 3-2

LAST WEEK

L 39-28 vs. Falcons

L 27-22 at Panthers

LAST GAME

9/28/14: Saints 17 at Cowboys 38. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes for 149 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys QB Tony Romo passes for 262 yards & 3 TDs (137.4 rating).

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/10/13: Saints 49, Cowboys 17. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 392 yards & 4 TDs (139.0 rating). Saints RB Mark Ingram rushes for 145 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Brad Allen

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 83 (Dal.), 93 (NO). XM: 225 (Dal.), 226 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Weeden: 29-33-305-1-1-102.7

Brees: 54-86-610-2-2-82.0 OR

McCown: 31-38-310-0-1-89.7

RUSHING

Randle: 48-203-4.2-3 (T3L)

Ingram: 39-127-3.3-2 (T3C)

RECEIVING

Dunbar (RB): 21-215-10.2-0

Cooks: 16-190-11.9-0

OFFENSE

380.7 (3C)

370.3

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-3

DEFENSE

317.7

397.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1

Kikaha (R): 2

INTs

Wilcox, Lee: 1

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PUNTING

C. Jones: 48.4 (3C)

Morstead: 43.8

KICKING

Bailey: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/4 FG)

Hocker: 18 (3/4 PAT; 5/6 FG)


COWBOYS

  • QB BRANDON WEEDEN has completed 87.9% (29 of 33) for 305 yards with 102.7 rating.
  • RB JOSEPH RANDLE rushed for a career-high 87 yards and 3 TDs last week.
  • RB LANCE DUNBAR had a career-best 10 catches and 100 receiving yards in Week 3. He leads all NFL RBs with 21 catches and 215 receiving yards.
  • RB DARREN MC FADDEN had a rush TD last week.
  • TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (964) and receiving yards (10,683).
  • WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 2 TDs in his last meeting with the Saints and has 3 TDs in two career games vs. New Orleans.
  • LB SEAN LEE had 10 tackles and a sack last week. He leads the NFC with 33 tackles.

SAINTS

  • QB DREW BREES has won 4 of his past 6 starts vs. Dallas and has 16 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.3 QB rating.
  • RB MARK INGRAM aims for his third game in a row vs. Dallas with a TD. In his last game vs. Dallas, he rushed for 145 yards and a TD. He aims for his third game in a row with a rush TD.
  • RB KHIRY ROBINSON had 105 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 18 receiving) in his last meeting with the Cowboys.
  • In his past 4 games vs. Dallas, WR MARQUES COLSTON has 28 catches for 415 yards (103.8 per game) and a TD.
  • S KENNY VACCARO had a sack in his last meeting with the Cowboys.