You know you want this one. You know the Saints want this one. This one might be the most logical one, as this would be a division winner coming here, and a favorite.
We can all remember Week 13 and the egg laid by the Saints. Yes, the Dallas defense was potent that week and gave us all we could handle. Offensively, we stunk. Before our last game of the season disaster, this was that one game that stuck in our collective craw.
Yet we only lost by a field goal. This was one of those games you really want back. For this reason, I feel like the Saints are looking for a rematch. And I’m certain the Saints faithful agree, not only because they want to redeem themselves for that game, but also because it’s Dallas. We all revel in defeating the Cowboys.
We know the Dallas defense can be tough. We also know they have a solid running game with Ezekiel Elliott and a now improved passing game with Amari Cooper. What they lack is a proven signal caller. QB Dak Prescott has shown flashes of greatness but he’s not the guy who you want as your QB when the chips are down. He can throw the ball away and still can get confused by opposing defenses.
Throw out payback and retribution. The Saints still match up well with the Cowboys. Outside of Cooper, we are ahead of them at all spots. They played us as though it were their playoff game when we met before. This is ACTUALLY a playoff game though, and I think the Saints would be more prepared. We’d have the advantage of the week off to get ready, while they get more banged up this week. I’d look at this one as the second most desirable matchup we could have.
Overall, the Saints are in a tremendous spot. They have the best record in the NFL. They have home field through the playoffs. This is exactly what we need because the Dome is a ridiculously tough place for opponents to compete. For this reason, I feel like all these matchups favor our guys in black and gold.