New Orleans 30, Dallas 27

Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Thursday, November 25, 2010
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 93985

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 17 3 3 7 30
Dallas 0 6 14 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 8-3 4-2 4-1 W4
Dallas 3-8 1-5 2-3 L1

Recap

Drew Brees connected with Lance Moore on a 12-yard scoring strike with 1:55 remaining in the fourth quarter as the visiting New Orleans Saints rallied to their fourth straight win with a 30-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

After Tashard Choice's 1-yard touchdown run gave Dallas a 27-23 lead, Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams looked like he secured the win with a 47-yard reception with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins alertly stripped Williams of the ball at the 11-yard line. Brees then capped the five-play, 89-yard drive which spanned just 68 seconds with a dart to Moore in the end zone.

Brees completed 23 of 39 passes for 352 yards for New Orleans (8-3), which remained hot on the heels of the division-leading Atlanta Falcons (8-2) in the ultra-competitive NFC South.

Undrafted rookie Chris Ivory scored a pair of short-yardage touchdowns and Marques Colston reeled in a team-high six receptions for 105 yards for the Saints.

David Buehler, who made a career-long 53-yard field goal earlier in the game, pushed a 59-yard field goal attempt wide left in the waning moments of the contest.

Miles Austin rushed 60 yards around the left end for a touchdown just 59 seconds into the third quarter and Marion Barber rumbled in for a 1-yard score as Dallas (3-8) saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New Orleans   Dallas
Julius Jones Player Miles Austin
10 Attempts 1
45 Yards 60
4.5 Avg Yards 60.0
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 60
Receiving
New Orleans   Dallas
Marques Colston Player Jason Witten
6 Receptions 10
105 Yards 99
17.5 Avg Yards 9.9
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 414 81 333 3 3 1 1.0 3
Dallas 457 144 313 3 2 1 2.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .273 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Saints have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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