Two proud franchises battle it out in the Big Easy on Sunday night in a game which both teams need to win. Dallas gave it up in the second half versus Atlanta in Week 3. They suffered their first loss of the season.
For New Orleans a 0 and 3 start and Drew Brees’ should injury that kept him out of last week’s game are the Saints already out of playoff contention? New Orleans is desperate for their first win while Dallas will be looking to right a ship that has suddenly gone off track after injuries to QB Tony Romo and WR Dez Bryant. Which team will come out on top in the Sunday Night Football game?
A Closer Look At How To Bet the Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints NFL Sunday Night Football Game
What: Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-3)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Game Total: N/A
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Listen: Dallas vs New Orleans
Why Bet On Dallas to Beat New Orleans
Will the Cowboys survive until Romo’s return?
The Cowboys know that they should be at 3 and 0 and atop the NFC East Division by two games instead of only one. Dallas’ offense, with Brandon Weeden filling in for Romo, was unstoppable versus a very good Atlanta defense in the first half of their Week 3 game. RB Joseph Randle had already rushed for 91 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Cowboys had put 28 points on the board.
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 28, 2015
Dallas’ 11 point halftime lead evaporated in the second half as the Atlanta Falcons stormed back from the deficit and won the game 39 to 28. Dallas isn’t sure what happened. The defense imploded due to too much Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Since New Orleans’ defense is much worse than Atlanta’s and the Saints don’t have anyone close to Julio Jones catching passes for them, Dallas has to feel good about their chances in the Big Easy on Sunday night.
Why Bet On New Orleans to Beat Dallas
Brees will throw everyday until kickoff
The Saints are in full on desperation mode. It’s unlikely that the group of players that GM Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton have assembled in New Orleans will ever give up. But, it might not be up to them. Sometimes, teams just aren’t very good and right now it looks like that’s the case with the Saints.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 29, 2015
The pressure for New Orleans is squarely on the defense’s shoulders. It’s no secret that the defensive woes for New Orleans are what have put the Saints into an 0 and 3 hole. Even if QB Drew Brees does play, the Saints will have no shot against the Cowboys unless they pressure Weeden. Without pressure, Weeden, like any quarterback in the NFL, will pick apart a depleted Saints’ secondary.
Things could go really wrong for New Orleans. Or, it could go really right. The offense has been playing well enough for the Saints to at least have won a game or two so far this season. Expect New Orleans to get their first win of the season in this matchup. My final score prediction is New Orleans 31, Dallas 28.