Thursday, June 20, 2024

Cowboys, interim HC Dan Quinn defeat woeful Saints on TNF

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Dallas Cowboys have won their first game on a Thursday. It just happened to take them three attempts to get the win. 

The Cowboys beat the struggling New Orleans Saints. The visitors came away with a 27-17 win at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Tony Pollard carries the football against the Saints (Photo by the Dallas Cowboys/Instagram)

Dallas improved to 8-4. They bounced back after losing their last two games. 

New Orleans has now lost five straight games. The team has a 5-7 record. 

Dan Quinn served as the Cowboys interim head coach for the game. Mike McCarthy is sidelined with COVID-19. 

If McCarthy is unable to coach against the Washington Football Team on Dec. 12, Quinn would be the most logical choice to lead the team. Quinn is now 44-42 as a head coach. 

He was the Atlanta Falcons head coach before becoming the Cowboys defensive coordinator. 

America’s team went 1-2 on Thursday’s this season. Dallas was defeated by the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. 

Reigning Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the season opener against the team. 

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went 26 of 40 for 238 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Tony Pollard had seven carries for 71 yards and one touchdown. CeeDee Lamb had seven receptions for 89 yards.

Saints quarterback Taysom Hill went 19 of 41 for 264 yards. He had two touchdown passes and four interceptions.

Entering Thursday’s game, Hill had four interceptions. Then, in his first start of the season, he has the aforementioned four interceptions in the loss.

Hill also had 11 Carrie’s for 101 yards. Deonte Harris had four receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. 

Dallas outscored New Orleans 14-10 in the second half. Pollard scored on a 58-yard rushing touchdown.

Hill was intercepted by Carlos Watkins. The 305-pound defensive tackle carried the football 29-yards for a touchdown.

Hill hit Harris for a 70-yard touchdown reception. Brett Maher also made two fields goals for the Saints against his former team. 

The Cowboys led 13-7 at halftime. Prescott hit Michael Gallup for a one-yard touchdown reception.

Greg Zuerlein also made two field goals.

Hill hit Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a 24-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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