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Fleur-de-Links, November 26: Cowboys hoping to upset Saints on Thursday Night Football

A collection of Saints news and tidbits.

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Saints News:

Dallas Cowboys: Amari Cooper: Saints game can be measuring stick for Cowboys; 'If we can beat them, then that says a lot about us' | SportsDay
FRISCO -- A three-game winning streak has put the Cowboys atop the NFC East and ignited playoff talk. A win Thursday night over the 10-1 New...

Drew Brees ready to return home to Texas, take on childhood-favorite Dallas Cowboys this week | Saints |
The New Orleans Saints upcoming road trip to Arlington, Texas, to face the Dallas Cowboys is a special one for Drew Brees.

Dallas Cowboys: How do you slow down Drew Brees, Saints | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The NFL’s all-time passing leader Drew Brees brings his high-powered offense to AT&T Stadium Thursday night to take on the Dallas Cowboys. How do you slow him down? Cowboys’ best bet is with their own offense.

Saints hoping to slow down Cowboys' receiver Amari Cooper; Maulet calls return home a "blessing" | Saints |
The Saints know that stopping Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott will be one of the keys to beating the Cowboys.

Saints to put No. 1 rush defense to the test against Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott |
Elliott leads the NFL in rushing.

Cowboys vs. Saints injury report: Dallas sits Ezekiel Elliott, offensive linemen at practice - Blogging The Boys
Cowboys offense missing a few pieces at practice.

How soon could the Saints clinch the NFC South title? |
New Orleans holds four-game lead with five games to play.

Cornerback Arthur Maulet rejoins Saints practice squad |
The Saints cut quarterback J.T. Barrett to open a spot for Maulet.

A 7-point guide for Saints fans traveling to Dallas |
Are you going to Dallas to see the Saints play?

NFL News:

Baker Mayfield knocks Hue Jackson's move to Bengals -
Baker Mayfield and the Browns scored a win Sunday in a matchup you don't see too often in pro football. The quarterback wasn't shy about his feelings about his former head coach after the victory.

NFL Week 12 recap: The Browns showed Hue Jackson they don’t need him -
The Monday Morning Pleighbook is a collection of the best things in the NFL from week to week.

Philip Rivers Authors Finest QB Performance in NFL History
No quarterback ever put up the numbers Philip Rivers did Sunday in the Chargers’ 45-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Niners releasing Foster after arrest on domestic violence charge -
The San Francisco 49ers announced they are releasing linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence battery.

Let's overreact to NFL Week 12 2018 - Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson will save John Harbaughs job?
The rookie QB has helped Baltimore to two wins. Can he help his coach get off the hot seat too? We take on Week 12's biggest questions.

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts catches 1st NFL pass on 4th-down play
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had the first reception of his seven-year NFL career in the second quarter of Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

Bruce Arians: Browns 'only' team I'd consider coaching -
Now in the broadcast booth, Bruce Arians was asked about his coaching future. "I would listen to the Browns. And only them," the former Arizona Cardinals head coach said.

NFL - Biggest injuries of Week 12, prognosis for Week 13
The latest on all the big injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for Week 13 and beyond.

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 12
If the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference. Plus clinching scenarios.

The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 12 - The Ringer
Hue Jackson’s Sunday was like seeing an ex happy with a new partner, except worse. Plus: At least one kicker proved he could throw, and why do the Colts keep making their star QB try to catch?

NFL Week 12: Latest news, injury updates, ATS and fantasy football tips - The Washington Post
The AFC playoff picture got a little more convoluted after the late games, while Kirk Cousins and the Vikings took a big step toward the postseason in the NFC.

2018 NFL AFC playoff race - Sorting wild division scenarios through Week 12
The Ravens, Colts and Broncos are surging. The Bengals and Dolphins are skidding. Let's make sense of the AFC postseason seeding.

NFL Week 12: The 12 dumbest mistakes from Sunday, ranked -
The Panthers collapsed down the stretch, and so did Ben Roethlisberger. But the Jaguars are the true screwups of this week.

Seattle Seahawks proving transition year was never the plan -
Everyone but the Seahawks expected this to be a transition year for Pete Carroll's young team. But after a second straight comeback win, this time vs. Carolina, Seattle finds itself in position for a playoff push. Judy Battista reports from Charlotte.