Sunday Night Football has delivered a ton of horrible matchups so far this season, but that should change in week four. The New Orleans Saints will host the Dallas Cowboys in this game in what should be one of the top matchups of the season. Both the Cowboys and Saints were playoff teams a season ago, and there is a good chance that they will both make the playoffs again this season.
Dallas comes into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, but their schedule has been extremely light. The Cowboys have taken advantage of three of the worst teams in the NFL so far this season, and two of those wins have come at home. New Orleans enters this game with a 2-1 record this season, and they have a pair of impressive wins. The Saints have wins over the Houston Texans in week one, and were able to knock off the Seattle Seahawks on the road in week three. Dallas will be on the road in this matchup, but they are still -2.5 point favorites in this game.
Saints Playing Without Brees
The New Orleans Saints will be playing this game without quarterback Drew Brees, but Teddy Bridgewater has stepped up nicely in his absence. Bridgewater has completed almost 64 percent of his passes so far this season, and Michael Thomas has remained his top target. Thomas already has 25 catches for 266 yards this season, and will likely have a big game in this huge matchup with the Cowboys. New Orleans still has plenty of offensive firepower without Drew Brees in the fold.
New Orleans will always have to answer questions on the defensive side of the ball, but they have been performing well this season. The Saints have given up some huge plays so far in 2019, but they have also faced some of the top offenses in the league. Safety Von Bell is leading the Saints with 21 tackles so far this season, and New Orleans has all of the tools to shut down this Cowboys offense.
Cowboys Offense Has Been Impressive
The Dallas Cowboys have a trio of talented offensive weapons and they have been putting up points like crazy. Dallas is averaging over 32.0 points per game so far in 2019, and they have been getting it done with a balanced offense. Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for 920 yards and nine touchdowns this season, but has been given a ton of time to survey defenses so far this season. Running back Ezekiel Elliot has ran for 289 rushing yards and will look to take advantage of a banged up Saints defense in this game.
The Dallas defense has been great this season as well, but they have not really been challenged this season. The Cowboys have allowed just over 14 points per game in 2019, and most of that has been done in mop up duty. Linebacker Jaylon Smith leads the team with 27 tackles so far this season, and the Cowboys defense could pose a threat to the Saints on Sunday night.
Saints Knock Off Cowboys on Sunday Night
There is no doubt that these are two of the top teams in the NFC this season, and this could be a potential playoff preview matchup. Dallas comes into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, but this is without a doubt the best team that they have played this season. New Orleans might be playing with some backup players at the skill positions, but they are always tough to beat at home. This should be a very high scoring game on Sunday night, and that plays right into the hands of the Saints. Take the +2.5 points and bet the New Orleans Saints over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Bet the Saints at one of our favorite pay per head sites PayPerHead247 and count your winnings!
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