Not that running is -- or should be -- an afterthought for either of these teams. Consider what happens when Dallas and New Orleans don't get their rushing games going. The Saints have experienced three legitimate scares during the latter half of this season: against the Panthers, Redskins and Falcons. Those three games also account for every time they have failed to rush either 26 times or for at least 100 yards. (Note: The Saints were without either
Same goes for the Cowboys. They've played five games in which they were held under 110 yards rushing, and those games account for four of their five losses. The question for Dallas will be: Can they get the ground game going early enough to offset any New Orleans points? Because as soon as the Saints go up 14-0, that stable of Cowboys backs and that beefy line are all for naught.
We've already detailed the plight of the backfield, but New Orleans has also spent a serious amount of time without
Every week, I lend my thoughts on a few particularly startable or sit-worthy players. Here's who's I like in this Week 15 matchup: