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Five Things We Learned from the Saints/Cowboys game

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4. Saints coaches have the players thoroughly prepared.

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Often overlooked is the role that coaches play in dominating performances. They have to put their players in a position to win. Rob Ryan thoroughly confused the Cowboys offensive staff  and players with his schemes and his players executed them perfectly. Drew Brees has the best vision in the league, but the game plan that Sean Payton and Pete Carmichael put together was both balanced and brilliant.

The Cowboys couldn’t key on a single receiver and paid dearly for not being able to adjust. Assistant Coach Joe Vitt, Special Teams coach Joe McMahon and all the other assistant coaches deserve praise as well for getting these guys motivated and prepared to play such dominating football.

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