Well, that was near.
It was a little too close for the Saints (3-1), who finished the little upset over the Cowboys although not scoring a touchdown.The 12-10 win is the next with Teddy Bridgewater beginning under centre and it appears New Orleans is holding (for now) with Drew Brees sidelined.
“It feels normal today,” Bridgewater said following the match.The Cowboys suffered their first loss of the year after midnight Dan Prescott could not finish the comeback in the last seconds.
Bridgewater impressed in his starting debut with all the Saints last week on the street. From the 33-27 win in Seattle, New Orleans corrected its offensive strategy to help fight the Seahawks’ enormous home-field advantage.
Bridgewater was eager to come back to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and excited to return to his cadence. But, that was not so simple against Dallas’ defense. He was not able to make it in the end zone but was nevertheless able to prepare the group’s four scoring drives.
The Cowboys controlled a lot of the first quarter after picking Bridgewater on his opening drive. Bridgewater recovered nicely and directed scoring drives three of their subsequent four occasions the offense took the field.
He ended 23-of-30 departure for 193 yards and a interception, but that he had been sacked five times.There are only a couple of teams which have enabled more yards passing per game compared to 301.7 given up from the Saints heading to Sunday’s match.
New Orleans’ pass protection appeared to be among the largest mismatches from Dallas, which hadn’t scored less than 31 points in its initial 3 wins. The Cowboys had a fairly balanced crime in all those wins since Prescott passed to get a whopping 405 yards from the first week of this year and then followed it up with much more balanced strikes in 269-yard and 246-yard performances.
But against Dallas, New Orleans managed to include Prescott for the most part — particularly if it counted.
Prescott ended 22-of-33 departure for 223 yards and one interception, which came on the last Hail Mary play.A favorable for the Cowboys? Robert QuinnHe had two sacks, including a major stop on a key third down close to the midway stage of the fourth quarter at which Bridgewater and business were coming Cowboys land.
He’s become one of those group’s greatest cheerleaders.
Quinn gleefully celebrated Jaylon Smith’s sack which pushed New Orleans well out of field-goal array beneath the mark.