The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a come from behind win against the anemic St. Louis Rams. The Cowboys fell behind early 21-0 before rallying to stun the Rams 34-31. Tony Romo has played better now that the Dallas offense is relying on a heavy rushing attack. While the Cowboys offense is transforming the defense looks to have taken several steps back. Austin Davis, St. Louis’ third string quarterback, torched the Cowboys defense throwing for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns. If the Cowboys fall behind early to Drew Brees and the Saints on Sunday they could find themselves playing a familiar game of catch-up.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off their first win of the season beating a cupcake Minnesota Vikings squad. The Vikings’ lost their starting quarterback Matt Cassel early in the second quarter leaving the Saints to face rookie Teddy Bridgewater. The Saints should have crushed the Vikings but only managed to score 20 points. The Saints are a surprise (1-2) on the season and are looking to turn a corner. The run defense will have to keep playing well if it plans to stop DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys’ potent rushing attack.
Dallas Vs New Orleans Week 4 odds
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New Orleans -3 (-110)
Dallas +3 (-110)
New Orleans (-160)
Cowboys: DeMarco Murray has always been a downhill runner loaded with talent. His health has been the only thing holding him back. He’s yet to play an entire season; however, he looks poised to take that leap this year. Murray leads the league in rushing yards and doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon. He’s running with a purpose that the Cowboys’ haven’t seen since the days of Emmitt Smith. Murray’s performance has helped transform the Cowboys into a run first offense. The run game has intern taken pressure off Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ offense no longer needs to rely entirely on the passing attack to move the chains. If the Cowboys are to pull off another victory this week they’ll need to rely heavily on Murray, but that won’t be easy against a Saints team that ranks high in run defense.
Saints: Drew Brees and company are off to a surprise (1-2) start on the season. The Saints were preseason favorites to reach the Superbowl but heartbreaking losses to the Falcons and the Browns have the black and gold in an early season hole. Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham are off to a solid start despite their current place in the standings. The Dallas Cowboys have struggled to cover tight-ends all year. If the Saints want a win in Dallas, Drew Brees will need to find Jimmy Graham multiple times in the end-zone. Rookie wide-receiver Brandin Cook has played well thus far and is on the verge of a breakout game. The Cowboys are known for giving up the big play and the Saints’ have the weapons to expose the Cowboys secondary. If the Saints can put multiple scores on the board early and force the Cowboys to abandon the run game then it could be a long day for Tony Romo.
The Saints will be looking to avoid a (1-3) start when they visit Dallas on Sunday. The Saints offense is far and away superior to the any offense the Cowboys have faced so far this season. The Saints should have no trouble scoring on Dallas. If the Cowboys hope to pull off the victory they’ll need to play keep away from the Saints offense. If Dallas can find success running the ball and keep Brees on the sideline by dominating the time of possession than the Cowboys will pull off the victory.
Cowboys 34, Saints 31
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