By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New Orleans Saints had their 10-game win streak snapped on Thursday night. The fell 13-10 to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“Everybody knew it. We had to keep the ball away from Brees,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “We needed to play this kind of game. I must tell you, the defense played beyond my expectations. They played like a championship defense.”
The Cowboys improved to 7-5 on the season. They are now 5-1 at home.
Dallas is now on a four-game win streak.
The Saints fell to 10-2 on the season. This was their first loss on the road, as they fell to 5-1.
New Orleans suffered its first loss since the season-opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went 24 of 28 for 248 yards. He also had a touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott had 23 carries for 76 yards. Prescott had five carries for 22 yards.
Michael Gallup had five receptions for 76 yards. Amari Cooper had eight receptions for 75 yards. Elliott had six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 18 of 28 for 127 yards. He also had a touchdown and an interception.
Alvin Kamara had 11 carries for 36 yards. Mark Ingram II had seven carries for 27 yards.
Michael Thomas had five receptions for 40 yards. Kamara had 36 yards. Keith Kirkwood had a 30-yard touchdown reception.
“As an offense, we think complementary football,” Brees said. “Let’s put together a drive. Let’s keep our defense off the field. Let’s control the game, control the clock, control the ball. Just never felt like we really did that as an offense like we’ve done this year.”
Dallas had three points in the second half. Brett Maher made a 46-yard field goal.
New Orleans scored 10 points in the second half. Brees hit Kirkwood for a 30-yard touchdown reception. Wil Lutz also made a 33-yard field goal.
The Cowboys led 10-0 at halftime. Prescott hit Elliott for a 16-yard touchdown reception. Maher made a 26-yard field goal.