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By Jarrett Bell | USA Today
But their Monday morning hangover comes with a hard-knock lesson that needs to be addressed: Championship teams don’t squander opportunities like the Cowboys did under the bright lights.
They had a chance to kick the Saints when they were down – Brees is projected to miss at least another month while recovering from thumb surgery.
The Cowboys had a litmus test and flunked with flying colors, wasting an impressive effort from their defense. Late last season, the Cowboys shut down the Saints (and Brees) in scoring an upset on their home turf. But this time, the Saints defense put a similar number on the Cowboys’ prolific offense to return the upset favor. ...
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