The Dallas Cowboys had their chance Sunday night in New Orleans to stake their claim. But they failed to do it. Their once-powerful offense was shut down and they lost to the Saints, 12-10, at the raucous Superdome.
“No one said it had to be pretty,” Teddy Bridgewater, the Saints’ fill-in starter at quarterback while Drew Brees is sidelined, told NBC after the game. “But we were able to come away with a win tonight. The defense, hats off to those guys…. Overall [it’s] a great team win and we’re all excited.”
It was the Saints’ first touchdown-less victory since 1998. They scored only on four field goals by kicker Wil Lutz. The New Orleans defense, improbably, made certain that was enough.