Cowboys vs. Saints: New Orleans Grades, Notes and Quotes

October 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints earned their first win of the 2015 season Sunday night, toppling the Dallas Cowboys in dramatic fashion in overtime, 26-20.
On the second play of the extra period, Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller for the game-winning scoring pass. The 80-yard strike happened to be the 400th touchdown toss of Brees’ career.
With the win, coach Sean Payton’s club snapped a six-game losing skid in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and improved to 1-3 on the season.
Dallas (2-2) led 3-0 after its opening possession, but it was the Saints who found the end zone first. Brees hooked up with Josh Hill for a short touchdown pass to give New Orleans the lead near the end of the first quarter.
This one would go back and forth, however, and Dallas, which was without injured stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, regained the lead on its next possession on a Joseph Randle touchdown.
The two teams settled for field goals in the third quarter, with the Saints nailing two of ...

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