THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS November 29, 2018​

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS
November 29, 2018
 

Week 13 kicks off on Thursday, November 29 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) with the New Orleans Saints travelling to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Thursday marks the 29th meeting between the teams, with Dallas leading the all-time series, 16-12. In their last game, Saints quarterback DREW BREES passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass to running back C.J. SPILLER in overtime, in New Orleans’ 26-20 home win on October 4, 2015. 

In Week 12, Brees threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers and running back ALVIN KAMARArushed for 89 yards in the Saints’ 31-17 victory against Atlanta. New Orleans enters Week 13 leading the league in points per game (37.2) and point differential (+153), while Brees ranks first in completion percentage (76.4) and passer rating (127.3). Since 2017, Kamara (28) and running back MARK INGRAM (17) are the only pair of NFC teammates with 15 or more scrimmage touchdowns each. 

Last week, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT passed for 289 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and wide receiver AMARI COOPER had eight receptions for 180 yards with two scores, including a 90-yard touchdown catch, in the Cowboys’ 31-23 win over Washington. Since entering the NFL in 2016, Prescott has seven games with at least two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown, the most in the league over that span. Running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, who has at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his past four games, leads the NFL with 1,074 rushing yards this season and linebacker LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH, Dallas’ first-round selection (19th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, ranks second among NFL rookies with 91 tackles. 

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