They talked about the conversation and in the end they went for a walk.
The Dallas Cowboys entered the game against the New Orleans Saints and knew they might be the NFL's best team. However, they were confident that they could blow away with the favorites.
And they did New Orleans 13:10 ahead of a sold-out crowd of 93,004 at the AT & T Stadium and a Thursday night primetime television audience.
While the Saints Drew Brees entered the game as the league's leading player in terms of passers-by (127.3) and completion percentage (76.4), Dak Prescott has actually overshadowed the future Hall of Famer. The Dallas quarterback completed 85.7 percent of his passes for 248 yards and a touchdown with a pass rate of 1
Of course, Ezekiel Elliott also played his role when he reached the fifth game in a row 100 meters from the finish. He crashed for 76 yards and added 60 yards. Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper also ensured the perfect double victory in the passing game. They ended with 76 and 75 yards, respectively.
Overall, the cowboys gained ownership from 36:53 to 23:07, beating visitors by 308 yards to 176. This dominance came thanks to the true stars of the night's cowboys defense. They held a Saints team that had an average NFL best of 37.2 points per game and 416.6 yards per match, less than half of those totals. And Brees just threw 127 yards with a touchdown and a catch for a rating of 71.6.
The key, of course, was to put the Saints quarterback and its high-ranking New Orleans attack out of the game, a strategy that the Cowboys have worked perfectly especially in the first half. After 30 minutes Dallas had surpassed the Saints, 299 yards on 59 and had a time of 21:49 to 8:11.
They also had an unthinkable 13-0 lead.
Brett Maher brought the cowboys into the game with a 26-yard field goal to end the team's first ownership of Elliott and then reach the end zone of Dallas's third series. This was done thanks to a beautifully executed 16-yard screen pass to finish an 85-yard tour with eight games.
In the meantime, the Cowboys defense broke out, forcing New Orleans out of the house three times. The first two possessions – only for the second time this season, the saints had held three or more consecutive games – were at their first three series in total without worries. But that was nothing compared to what the Dallas defense did when the Saints hit the ball for the fourth time.
When New Orleans arrived after a clash of Amari Cooper on the cowboy's 39-yard line, the landlady found her back against the wall as the Saints at Dallas 7 had a gate. Three games later, New Orleans was in fourth place in the 1-yard line. They decided for it.
It was a decision they would regret when the Cowboys, led by a Wall of Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, wiped out Alvin Kamara without success. [19659002DieCowboysgingendannvonihrereigenen2-yardLiniezudenSaints'27undmachtendiesin16Spielenwährendsieum9:09UhraufgefressenwurdenDieseFahrtendetedamitdassMahereinen46-YardertratumDallasinderPause13:0zubringenDiesedefensiveAnstrengungbracheine71gameSeriederSaintsdieindererstenHälfteeinenPunkterzieltewasdielängsteaktiveSerieinderNFLwar
New Orleans would remain but not for long from the board. To get the ball into the third quarter, the saints moved 60 yards in 10 games before heading to a 33-yard field goal.
As good as it had been until then, the Cowboys Defense was injured on New Orleans's next possession. Three different penalties kept the chains moving for the Saints, but even so, Dallas seemed to remain strong, forcing the visitors to puncture New Orleans 'new life from the Cowboys' 48-yard line
. And this time, they gave Brees a chance to find receiver Keith Kirkwood in the end zone, only three games later for a 30-yard touchdown.
With a lead of just 13-10, the cowboys quickly lost their power and momentum. This did not help when the team's offense was hit by a 10-yard holding penalty that resulted in a three-goal goal as the clock moved into the fourth quarter.
Things seemed to get worse and worse. Prescott and the Dallas offense drove 54 yards in 14 games, leading to third and fifth place on the New Orleans 6-yard line. That was when disaster struck.
Prescott had released the ball under pressure. Cameron Jordan of the Saints dropped the prize and gave Brees a chance, 2:35 minutes before the end. In New Orleans's second snapshot, however, the quarterback was crossed with his intended recipient Kamara. Instead, his passport was deposed by Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis. This was just the third interception that Brees had triggered this season.
Back in the Saints' 16-yard line, 2:08 left, the Cowboys in the endzone received a passcode call to give them first place. After the game had frozen, the team was content to close the clock leave.
With the win, the Cowboys moved to 7-5 this year, assuring them that they will stay at the NFC East. Perhaps more importantly, they have also announced that they will be competing for a championship this season.