The Cowboys struggled to slow Mark Ingram down late in the game.
And it happened after the Saints entered a fourth quarter in the dome tied for the first time since January 24, 2010, when it beat Minnesota 31-28 in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to reach their first Super Bowl. Ivory then ran for 12 yards and scored from the 3 on the next two plays as the offensive line neutralized Dolphins tackle Ndamukong Suh all day (see full story).
As for Michael, well, this is where it gets really fun. “He’s got another plan, ‘” Brees said.
The game went to OT when Zack Hocker missed a 30-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds to break the 20-20 tie.
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The Cowboys continued to pound the Saints defense on the ground and with Weeden’s safe short-passing game.
-QB Brandon Weeden mostly led a dink-and-dunk attack, but he did exploit the man-to-man coverage of CB Brandon Browner with a 67-yard bomb to WR Brice Butler.
It didn’t help Dallas that injuries kept taking away Weeden’s weapons at the skill positions.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the remainder of Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
After putting up a 16.7 passer rating last week against Arizona, and watching two of his first four passes get intercepted and returned for touchdowns, Kaepernick will be hoping his mastery of the Packers can resurface and remind everyone why the world once thought he was capable of great things. Defensive breakdowns like that one factored into the Cowboys’ near-loss to the Giants in Week 1, as well.
The second quarter devolved into an exchange of punts. If Brees will not play, Luke McCown will be the starter.
However, the Dallas defense did not close this game out. New Orleans had six flags for 44 yards, which helped Dallas a lot.
By contrast, the Saints benefited not only from having Brees back, but also cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip), safety Jairus Byrd (knee) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (toe) in the lineup for the first time this season.
The teams then exchanged field goals.
The Saints answered with a 13-play, 69-yard drive that led to another Hocker field goal, setting up the frenetic finish.