DALLAS (5-4) at NEW ORLEANS (6-2)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE - Saints by 6 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 7-2, New Orleans 5-3
SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 15-10
LAST MEETING - Saints beat Cowboys 34-31 in OT, Dec. 23, 2012
LAST WEEK - Cowboys beat Vikings 27-23; Saints lost to Jets 26-20
AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 13, Saints No. 7
COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (27), PASS (9)
COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (16), PASS (31)
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7, RUSH (26), PASS (3)
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (25), PASS (5)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - The matchup features two of the top three passers in the NFC: New Orleans' Drew Brees leads the conference with 2,672 yards through eight games and Dallas' Tony Romo is third with 2,553 through nine games. ... The game also pits Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan against the team that fired him after last season. ... The Cowboys are 11-0 when RB DeMarco Murray has 18 or more carries. ... Dallas WR Dez Bryant is tied for third in NFL with eight TDs receiving to go with his 705 yards on 51 catches. ... Jason Witten ranks second all-time in receptions by TE with 851. Since 2007, Witten leads all TEs with 599 catches. ... Rookie WR Terrance Williams has a TD catch in four of his past five games. ... DT Jason Hatcher has seven sacks, tied for second in NFC. ... Saints TE Jimmy Graham had nine catches for 116 yards, two TDs last week, his second straight game with two TDs. Graham leads Saints with 746 yards and 10 TDs receiving this season. ... WR Marques Colston has 7,736 career yards receiving and needs 119 to pass Eric Martin (7,854) for most in Saints history. Colston has had 100-plus yards receiving in each of his past two games against Dallas. ... DE Cameron Jordan has six sacks in his past seven games. ... The Saints defense is giving up 333.1 yards per game this season, compared to an NFL-record 440.1 in 2012.
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