The New Orleans Saints enter Sunday’s game against the undermanned Dallas Cowboys with hopes of turning the tide on an ugly 0-3 SU start to the season.
- The Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their past five road games.
- Saints QB Drew Brees says he expects to start this Sunday, though is day-to-day.
- Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden completed 84.6 percent of his passes in Week 3.
With Tony Romo sidelined until later in the season, the Brandon Weeden era started off with a 39-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Weeden filled in admirably, however, completing 22 out of his 26 passes for 232 yards. The Cowboys lead the underwhelming NFC East at 2-1 SU while the Giants, Redskins and Eagles rank below them at 1-2 SU after three weeks. Saints star signal caller Drew Brees was forced to sit out Sunday’s 27-22 loss to Carolina with a shoulder injury, causing journeyman QB Luke McCown to fill in. Brees’ Week 4 status remains up in the air, but the Purdue product said Monday he plans and expects to start against the Cowboys.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the New Orleans Saints are 0-3 overall and 1-2 ATS against the spread, while the Cowboys are 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 2-1 on the OU, and Dallas is 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Dallas injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
Power Rankings have the New Orleans Saints at No. 24 and the Dallas Cowboys at No. 7 heading into this contest.
The game also pits New Orleans’s No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 25 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 294.33 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 229.67 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Dallas Cowboys own the league’s No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 7 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Joseph Randle sliced and diced the Atlanta defense for 3 touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as the Dallas lost their last game, falling to the Falcons 39-28 at AT&T Stadium.
Luke McCown led the way last time out for the Saints, connecting for 310 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 27-22 loss to the Saints at Bank of America Stadium.
- Dallas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- Dallas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games
- New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Dallas home to New England, Sunday, October 11th
New Orleans at Philadelphia, Sunday, October 11th