This one stings because it was Dallas. It could have been a lot of teams and no one would have thought much of it, but it was the Cowboys and that hurts your Who Dat heart a bit. There are a lot of fan bases that support their team and are passionate and prideful. Dallas is more brash and boastful. They’ve only won three playoff games since their Super Bowl victory following the 1995 season. But many in their fan base act as if it were only yesterday.
The Saints simply didn’t seem prepared. Dallas came out strong and kept the punches coming all through the first half. Defensively, the Cowboys really beat up our offensive line. They kept Brees moving around and uncomfortable. They shut down our passing game as well as the run game. They possessed the ball 13 minutes more than the Saints.
Offensively the Cowboys did just enough to win. And they did it early. The Saints defense played pretty well. We gave up some crucial first downs that were untimely. But we did get to the quarterback quite readily, to the tune of seven sacks, and we got two takeaways. And while we lost, we only lost by three points. We held their scoring to only 13 points. Ask anyone and they’d be willing to bet a Saints team that holds its opponent to 13 points is a winner.