September 25, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (1-2) at DALLAS (2-1)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Saints by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 1-2-0, Cowboys 2-1-0

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 15-11

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Cowboys 49-17, Nov. 10, 2013

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 16, Cowboys No. 19

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (6), PASS (5)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (T9), PASS (29)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (24)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (T15), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints have won eight of past nine in series after Cowboys won 11 of first 12 from 1967-84. Only win for Dallas in current stretch came in 2009 when New Orleans was 13-0. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown for 838 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions in past two starts against Cowboys. He's been sacked once total in those two games. ... Saints set NFL record with 40 first downs in victory last season. ... Saints RB Mark Ingram had only career 100-yard game against Cowboys last year, rushing for 145 yards and touchdown. ... Saints WR Marques Colston has three straight 100-yard receiving games against Dallas. He has 364 yards and touchdown in those three games. ... Saints WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 18 catches. ... Since joining league in 2009, New Orleans' Jairus Byrd leads all safeties with 22 interceptions. ... With three straight 100-yard games to start season, Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has most since Emmitt Smith opened 1995 season with four straight. Murray leads NFL with 385 yards. ... WR Dez Bryant had career-high 224 yards receiving against Saints two years ago. Bryant leads NFL with 36 TD catches since start of 2011. ... Dallas' Jason Witten needs 106 yards receiving to join Tony Gonzalez and Shannon Sharpe as only TEs with 10,000 yards. ... Three Dallas defenders had career highs in tackles in last year's blowout loss: S Barry Church (17), LB Bruce Carter (15) and S Jeff Heath (13).

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