Cowboys at Saints NFL Week Four Capsule

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-3)

SERIES

COWBOYS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER 16-11  
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jason Garrett: 1-3 Sean Payton: 3-2
LAST WEEK L 39-28 vs. Falcons L 27-22 at Panthers
LAST GAME 9/28/14: Saints 17 at Cowboys 38. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes for 149 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys QB Tony Romo passes for 262 yards & 3 TDs (137.4 rating).
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/10/13: Saints 49, Cowboys 17. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 392 yards & 4 TDs (139.0 rating). Saints RB Mark Ingram rushes for 145 yards & TD.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 83 (Dal.), 93 (NO). XM: 225 (Dal.), 226 (NO).

STATS

PASSING Weeden: 29-33-305-1-1-102.7 Brees: 54-86-610-2-2-82.0 OR

McCown: 31-38-310-0-1-89.7

RUSHING Randle: 48-203-4.2-3 (T3L) Ingram: 39-127-3.3-2 (T3C)
RECEIVING Dunbar (RB): 21-215-10.2-0 Cooks: 16-190-11.9-0
OFFENSE 380.7 (3C) 370.3
TAKE/GIVE -3 -3
DEFENSE 317.7 397.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Kikaha (R): 2
INTs Wilcox, Lee: 1
PUNTING C. Jones: 48.4 (3C) Morstead: 43.8
KICKING Bailey: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/4 FG) Hocker: 18 (3/4 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: QB BRANDON WEEDEN has completed 87.9 pct. (29 of 33) for 305 yards with 102.7 rating…RB JOSEPH RANDLE rushed for career-high 87 yards & 3 TDs last week. Had 3 rush TDs in 1st half, 1st Cowboy with 3 rush TDs in a half since EMMITT SMITH in 1998. RB LANCE DUNBAR had career-best 10 catches & 100 rec. yards in Week 3. Leads NFL RBs with 21 catches & 215 rec. yards. RB DARREN MC FADDEN had rush TD last week…TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (964) & rec. yards (10,683). WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 2 TDs in last meeting & has 3 TDs in 2 career games vs. NO…LB SEAN LEE had 10 tackles & sack last week. Leads NFC with 33 tackles. Has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS & S BARRY CHURCH tie for 2nd on club with 20 tackles…SAINTS: Since joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 44,295 yards & 318 TDs. Has 398 TD passes & needs 2 to become 5th QB in NFL history with 400. Has won 4 of past 6 starts vs. Dal. & has 16 TDs, 3 INTs & 111.3 rating. QB LUKE MC COWN completed 31 of 38 (81.6 pct.) last week for 310 yards…RB MARK INGRAM aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with TD. In his last game vs. Dal., rushed for 145 yards & TD. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 16 catches, 2nd most by NFL RB. RB KHIRY ROBINSON had 105 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 18 rec.) in last meeting. Rookie PR-KR MARCUS MURPHY had 74-yard PR-TD last week…In past 4 vs. Dal., WR MARQUES COLSTON has 28 catches for 415 yards (103.8 per game) & TD. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads team with 190 rec. yards…S KENNY VACCARO had sack in last meeting. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 17 sacks in past 23 at home.


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