Nov 30, 2021
Both looking to bounce back from crushing Thanksgiving Day losses, the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints will square off inside the Superdome for a Thursday Night Football showdown in Week 13.
Dallas endured a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Turkey Day, as both teams were called for a whopping 14 penalties, including a game-altering pass interference flag against Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown in extra minutes. On 3rd-and-18, with six minutes remaining in overtime, the Raiders were gifted a first down on Brown's fourth pass interference penalty of the day, which set up a 29-yard game-winning field goal to hand Vegas a 36-33 victory and its first win since Week 7. The Cowboys, who rank first in penalties (8.3) and penalty yards per game (74.2), were called for a franchise record 166 yards in their Week 12 matchup. Another team reeling from the injury bug, the Saints stumbled in their fourth straight contest, behind backup quarterback Trevor Siemian. The third-string signal caller has started the past four games, with Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill both sidelined with injury .In last Thursday's matchup, Siemian threw for just 163 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 31-6 beatdown by the Buffalo Bills. The Saints' run game was just as abysmal as the passing attack, and finished with 44 yards on 25 carries. Buffalo outgained New Orleans by 171 yards and went 8-of-13 on third down. Bills quarterback Josh Allen passed for 260 yards and four touchdowns, but was intercepted twice by linebacker Kwon Alexander. Saints 26-21 Cowboys.