Let’s jump right into the winners and losers from this week’s game, shall we?
Winner: Marshon Lattimore
After some rough games, Marshon Lattimore came to play against the ‘Boys. Ross Jackson summed it up well in a tweet the day after the game, noting that he surrendered six catches for 50 yards, but the longest play he gave up was for 17 yards. Against a Cowboys offense with so much firepower, this is a very impressive performance from Lattimore.
Winner: Kwon Alexander
I’m so glad New Orleans was able to re-sign Kwon Alexander over the summer because, when healthy, he’s fantastic. He led the Saints in tackles on Thursday with nine and had a key tackle on a third-down attempt by the Cowboys.
Alexander is going to be a free agent this summer and the Saints, once again, need to make re-signing him a priority. Yes, he’s battled injuries throughout his career, but look how good he is when he’s healthy! He’s a huge difference-maker on defense and it appears he likes playing for this team. Get him re-signed.