Saints at Cowboys: What went right, what went wrong (1 Viewer)

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(Photo by David Grunfeld, | The Times-Picayune)

By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

ARLINGTON, Texas — The New Orleans Saints winning streak is over.

After 10 straight wins, they traveled to AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys defense was ready to shut down a Saints offense that had been dominant during the hot streak.

The Cowboys beat the Saints, 13-10, and made the New Orleans offense look pedestrian throughout the game.

The Saints (10-2) gained just 176 yards in the game, and Drew Brees had his worst game of the year, going 18 of 28 for 127 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a passer rating of 71.6. The interception came late in the fourth quarter, ending the Saints’ last opportunity to drive for a tie or go-ahead score.

Cowboys linebackers Leighton Vander Esch (10 tackles) and Jaylon Smith (nine tackles) and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble) consistently made plays that limited the Saints offense. ...

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