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Questionable Officiating Plays a Role in Cowboys Win over Saints

When the Dallas Cowboys had a third down late in the game up 13-10, Dak Prescott threw an incomplete pass intended for Michael Gallup, but the refs threw a flag on the play. Marshon Lattimore was called for pass interference and it resulted in a Dallas first down. There was no blatant sign of a pass interference on that play.

The New Orleans Saints had no more timeouts. Because of it, the Cowboys hanged on for the win.

With Dallas leading 3-0 in the first, Dak Prescott threw a screen pass to Ezekiel Elliott and he took it 16 yards for a touchdown. Elliott finished with 76 yards rushing on 23 carries and he also caught six passes for 60 yards receiving and a touchdown. Prescott completed 24-of-28 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 22 yards on five carries.

Michael Gallup was the Dallas Cowboys leading receiver with five receptions for 76 yards receiving.

The Saints trailed 13-0 at halftime and this was the first time this season they were shutout in a half.

With New Orleans down 13-3 in the third, the Saints were punting and Randy Gregory roughed the punter. It resulted in an automatic first down for the New Orleans Saints. It led to a Drew Brees 30-yard touchdown pass to Keith Kirkwood. It was his only reception in the game. Brees completed 18-of-28 passes for 127 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for two yards on one carry.

Alvin Kamara was the Saints leading rusher with 36 yards on 11 carries. He also caught six passes for 36 yards receiving. Michael Thomas was New Orleans’s leading receiver with five receptions for 40 yards receiving.

Both of these defenses played extremely well. Leighton Vander Esch stood out on the Dallas Cowboys defense. The New Orleans Saints (10-2) will be on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) next Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys (7-5) will host the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) next Sunday.

 

 

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