Dallas Cowboys In Playoff Position

The Dallas Cowboys ended the New Orleans Saints' 10-game winning streak with their 13-10 win last Thursday.

According to the best bookmakers online, the Saints were 7 to 7.5-point favorites in the game. The Saints had been dominating teams, and the Cowboys didn't seem capable of keeping up with Drew Brees' historic pace.

But it was the Cowboys defense that won the game, holding New Orleans scoreless in the first half. The Saints hadn't been shutout in a half since Week 4 of the 2014 season - also by the Cowboys.

Brees' 39 pass yards were his least in a first half since Week 3 of 2004, when he was under center for the Chargers. 

It’s all about defense
Both teams' defenses had been playing well coming in. The Saints, who were the NFL's best rush defense, would confront Ezekiel Elliott, and on the opposite side, the Cowboys would need to stop Brees and the streaking New Orleans team. 

The two teams endeavored as the Saints held Elliott to 76 yards – the 6th time this season he has kept running for less than 100 – while likewise getting to Prescott multiple times for lost 40 yards. In any case, Dallas utilized a pick late by Jourdan Lewis to preserve the win.

It was just the third interception tossed by Brees this season, and cornerback Lewis' first of the season. It was one of the numerous huge plays from the Cowboys, who held Brees to only a 64.3%, 127 yards and one touchdown - by far his worst game of the year.

Cowboys Offense Still Searching For Points Efficiency
The Cowboys held the ball for 21:49 in the first half, playing the style of game that Jason Garrett and co. need to win. The Cowboys' red zone offense still doesn't score with great efficiency, but they did get into the endzone once to lead 13-0 at half, including an Elliott score off a screen pass, tell Casa De Apostas 1xbet. 

Elliott added 60 yards through the passing game. Prescott additionally found Amari Cooper (75 yards, eight catches) and new kid on the block Michael Gallup (76 yards, five catches) amid Dallas' fourth-straight. The Cowboys now sit in first place in the NFC East, and host Philadelphia this week.

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