New Orleans Saints: Defense hit their stride against the Dallas Cowboys

The New Orleans Saints dominated the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday night. The offense was record breaking good posting over 600 yards and picking up a single game record 40 first downs. In addition, the struggling running game and Marques Colston were able to get back on track. However, for as great as the offense was, we have seen performances like this, and it came against a Cowboys defensive unit that, putting it kindly, isn’t very good.
The real story is the job the defense did in Rob Ryan’s first game against the team that scapegoated him last season.Stopping the Cowboys on paper is not an easy task at all. The Cowboys offense is as prolific as any and has weapons galore. The Saints’ defense were not only able to contain them, but were able to shut them down.
Last year against this defense, Tony Romo was able to throw over 400 yards and 4 touchdowns while star receiver Dez Bryant was able to go for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns. This year Romo was only able complete 10 passes an..

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Still no D in Dallas: Jones regrets firing Ryan (The SportsXchange)

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