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Just saw Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Bourbon. He jokingly said he was coaching tonight and wanted to know what he should call on the first play. I said send Amari Cooper on a go route to test his conditioning. He offered me a drink. I turned it down. I have to work.
Emory Hunt has his finger on the pulse of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys
Michael Gallup is just 25, has a 1,000-yard season under his belt and is scheduled to be a free agent in March. If he hits the open market, some team is going to get a major baller. pic.twitter.com/6g47yKNQCy
The Cowboys continue to have the most Pro Bowl votes of any team. Ezekiel Elliott, Zack Martin, Tyler Biadasz and Trevon Diggs continue to be leading vote-getters at their respective positions. (No Cowboys player made last year's Pro Bowl.) pic.twitter.com/hk57BKUhMG
Tony Pollard's 58-yard touchdown run was the longest of his career and the longest rush by a Cowboy since Alfred Morris' 70-yard run against the LA Rams in 2017 (10/1).
The Cowboys have officially activated DE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) from the injured reserve. He will play tonight for the first time since Week 1
Dan Quinn gets the win as head coach pic.twitter.com/l5zgFsFXkf
With Jayron Kearse's interception, Dallas has 16 picks in 2021. That is the most in team history through 12 games since the 2007 Cowboys team had 18 interceptions through 12 contests.
Carlos Watkins recorded his first career pick-six. The Cowboys now have four pick-sixes in 2021, the most in team history in a single season since 1999. Only the 1999, 1995 1985 and 2021 teams have four interceptions returned for a touchdown in team history.
Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb, who was born in Louisiana: "It feels good to leave home with a dub to go back home." pic.twitter.com/vp02Qg9r59
Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs: nine interceptions in 12 games.
Dan Quinn: "I'm hopeful you guys won't see me again and I'll be back (up in the coaching box)." Looking forward to Mike McCarthy getting back healthy. Quinn pointed out how good Dak was talking to the team pregame. "It's one of the most impressive things I've been a part of." pic.twitter.com/YozCyGsxXI
Ah, Greg Zuerlein kicking field goals at the Superdome brings up memories
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on @1053thefan talking about how much he loves New Orleans: "When you see me, you're only seeing 80 percent. … Because I've left the other 20 percent on Bourbon Street. It's some kind of place. And there are Cowboys fans here."
Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz returned to game after exiting with apparent lower back discomfort.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory approves of the win. pic.twitter.com/Pkv9iVgWEC
Off tackle runs, jet sweeps. Clearly Kellen Moore checked the bird app sometime during a TV timeout. Job well done, everyone.
I'm gussing Sean Payton watched Anthony Brown's tape from last week pretty closely lol
After an eventful week, it’s almost gameday once again for the Dallas Cowboys. DeMarcus Lawrence is supposedly back, Mike McCarthy is out, and Amari Cooper is questionable but expected to play. The Saints have decided who they’ll line up under center, and both teams are getting several of their superstars back into action for the primetime showdown. The stats seem to favor the Cowboys, though not by a lot… and the team isn’t taking any chances on the road.
Elsewhere, one former Cowboys quarterback is reportedly looking to get paid like another one doing the same job, Trysten Hill gets his suspension cut in half, and McCarthy’s success rate on fourth downs may surprise some in Cowboys Nation. All that, plus a look at pass rush in the latest mock draft in this edition of News and Notes
C.J. Goodwin reppin' the PeGa legacy for #MyCauseMyCleats 🙌 #DALvsNO | #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/r6JnEeXj5h
Trevon Diggs drops a what could have been a pick. Haven't seen that this year. And he just returned a punt with Cedrick Wilson out tonight.
Cowboys S Tyler Coyle will make his NFL debut tonight on special teams vs. Saints. The undrafted rookie from Purdue was activated from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for RT Terence Steele.
Cowboys nickel CB Jourdan Lewis was slow to feet. Just walked to sideline under own power. Being evaluated there now.
Is Taysom Hill a QB 1 this week? @FieldYates, @MikeClayNFL and @Stephania_ESPN break it down: pic.twitter.com/YA2MUYTkHs
More bad injury news for Saints. Perhaps they'll finally be close to healthy after a nine-day break in Week 14, but the injuries have already taken a big toll on this 5-6 squad. Mark Ingram II will be full-go in Kamara's place with backup from Tony Jones Jr. and Ty Montgomery II twitter.com/diannaESPN/sta…
The #Saints won't have star RB Alvin Kamara (knee), OT Ryan Ramczyk (knee) or OT Terron Armstead (knee) for tonight vs. #Cowboys, sources tell me and @SlaterNFL. They are out. Short-handed again.
Need a better throw to Tre'Quan Smith. Feels like a missed opportunity even though they got a field goal.
Juwan Johnson might have just ran the best route of the season for this team and now he's hurt
The Saints have lost 5 straight games for the 1st time in a single season under Sean Payton (since 2006). Payton had gone 235 games before his 1st career 5-game losing streak in a season, the 5th-longest streak by a head coach in NFL history (h/t @EliasSports). pic.twitter.com/u7cpOYJOTn
If you blinked, you missed the Kwon Alexander era. But he certainly left a mark on the 49ers locker room
Jameis Winston injury one of the 3-5 most significant of the entire season. With even moderately below average QB play Saints are an above .500 team
Not sure what Marcus Williams was trying to do there
The #WashingtonFootball Team is signing FB Alex Armah to the practice squad, source says. Reunites with Ron Rivera, who drafted him with the #Panthers in 2017. Interesting add for a team that's been leaning on the running game of late.
Tony Jones is supposedly a healthy scratch, so I guess they really didn't like what they saw last week (but who would?). No tackles is not good for the run game no matter who is playing.
The #Saints are signing veteran OL Caleb Benenoch off their practice squad to the 53-man roster, source said. Some added depth for tonight's game against the #Cowboys with starting tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk expected out with injuries.
Including tonight (4 targets, zero catches) Kenny Stills has been targeted 21 times this season and he has five catches. How.
Clearly Nick Vannett is the explosive playmaker this offense has been missing.
Saints' apparent first-down pass nullified by a blindside block penalty on Saints TE Garrett Griffin. That didn't look so bad to me.
The Saints with a series of roster moves before tonight's game: - Elevated LB Chase Hansen and G Forrest Lamp from the PS - Signed OT Calen Benenoch, DT Albert Huggins and RB Adam Prentice from the PS - Placed DE Tanoh Kpassagnon on injured reserve
Saints CB Marshon Lattimore with the PBU, then the interception, giving New Orleans the ball back near midfield.
Ok, so the 33-yard pass from Prescott to Lamb where he juked Malcolm Jenkins, well that's been changed to a running play. I guess the stat people believe that's a lateral.
Sign of the times with DMV football: New kicker Brian Johnson grew up in Bethesda but his team... the Ravens.
First a defensive holding call on Saints CB Bradley Roby, then a PI call on Saints CB Paulson Adebo on third-and-10. Hard to get off the field with those penalties.
Saints WR snap count after 2 drives #DALvsNO Marquez Callaway 8 Tre'Quan Smith 7 Lil'Jordan Humphrey 5 Deonte Harris 3 Kenny Stills 2 Out of 11 plays
David Onyemata has played six snaps on the edge as well as playing nose tackle and three-tech DT.
Thursday night HYPE @demario__davis #Saints | @CoxComm pic.twitter.com/v1cETve7ZL
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 3, 2021
This will get you fired up: here’s this week’s look inside the New Orleans Saints pregame huddle, with defensive captain Demario Davis addressing his teammates before kickoff with the Dallas Cowboys. Things haven’t gone their way in recent weeks, but it’s a long season and Davis is putting in the work to keep everyone’s attention focused on what’s important — fighting hard to come away with a win
|DAL||1ST||1:05||Dak Prescott passed to Michael Gallup to the right for 1 yard touchdown||7||0|
|NO||2ND||13:02||Taysom Hill passed to Lil'Jordan Humphrey to the left for 24 yard touchdown||7||7|
|DAL||2ND||9:10||Greg Zuerlein kicked a 55-yard field goal||10||7|
|DAL||2ND||0:04||Greg Zuerlein kicked a 34-yard field goal||13||7|
|NO||3RD||8:31||Brett Maher kicked a 42-yard field goal||13||10|
|DAL||3RD||4:06||Tony Pollard rushed to the left for 58 yard touchdown||20||10|
|DAL||4TH||3:00||Taysom Hill pass intercepted down the middle. Carlos Watkins intercepted Taysom Hill for 29 yard touchdown||27||10|
|NO||4TH||2:47||Taysom Hill passed to Deonte Harris down the middle for 70 yard touchdown||27||17|
|Reggie Robinson II||CB||Toe||OUT|
|Jabril Cox||LB||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Jameis Winston||QB||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Mark Ingram II||RB||Covid-19||OUT|
|Wil Lutz||K||Core Muscle/groin||OUT|
|Adam Trautman||TE||Knee (mcl)||OUT|