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Five Things We Learned from the Saints/Cowboys game

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1. The Saints are ready for Postseason Football

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is introduced before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 49-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas did not play their best football but they have talented players on their offense. Rob Ryan did an excellent job of stuffing the Cowboys run game and take Dez Bryant out of the game. The Cowboys tried to make their defense by using a lot of motion the first couple of series, but it was clear Ryan was not fooled as they quickly went three and out several times.

Payton and Brees controlled the clock with runs from Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, and Mark Ingram. Brees utilized short passes, nickeling and diming his way down the field. The result was an exhausted Cowboys defense that allowed four touchdowns.