Huge Second Quarter Keeps Saints Perfect at Home


New Orleans, LA— Demarco Murray pounded his way into the end zone on a 7 yard run to put the Dallas Cowboys up 10-7 with just over 14 minutes to go in the first half.

Then Drew Brees takeover happened. Brees responded with 3 straight touchdown ending drives to end the first half to go up 28-10 at the half.

Brees connected with Pierre Thomas on a 1 yard touchdown pass with 5:17 to go in the half. Darren Sproles got in on the scoring action for the next two touchdowns running one in from 3 yards out just under the 2 minute warning and he found himself on the receiving end of a 28 yard dagger from Brees with 13 seconds to go.

Mark Ingram who made some nice runs throughout the game continued the Saints momentum in the second half punching a 4 yard run into the end zone to put the Saints up 35-10 with 2:17 to go.

The Cowboys finally got themselves on the board for the first time since the beginning of the second quarter when Tony Romo connected with Terrence Williams on a 21 yard touchdown play at the end of the third quarter.

It was just too little too late as Brees and the Saints went on to win the Sunday night match-up 49-17.

Brees led the way 392 yards and 4 touchdowns. Mark Ingram concluded one of his best games as a pro with 12 carries for 145 yards and a score. Marques Colston who caught the first touchdown pass in the first quarter ended the night with 7 catches for 132 yards.

Tony Romo had a very quiet night in the disappointing loss with 128 yards and just 1 score. Demarco Murray led the way on the ground with 16 carries for 89 yards and a rushing touchdown. A number of receivers ended the night with just one or 2 catches. Dez Bryant had 1 catch for 44 yards to lead the way.

The Saints move to 7-2 and remain unbeaten at home with a 5-0 record in Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Saints. New Orleans hope to continue their control at home when they welcome reigning NFC champion, San Francisco 49ers.

The Cowboys fall .500 once again with a 5-5 record but still remain at the top of their division in a very weak NFC East. Cowboys will have an extra week to prepare before they got to New York to take on division rival, Giants.

Notable Stat

Drew Brees connected on 19 straight passes before his first incompletion late in the second quarter. He was just 5 shot of the record set by Donovan McNabb.


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