I don’t know about you all but I’m excited to see the New Orleans Saints and their high power offense come in to Cowboys territory. I still have nightmares from the beating we received last year (49-17) and am aching for revenge.
The Saints still have a very dynamic offense led by QB Drew Brees. Most NFL analyst call this offense a juggernaut, I call it a juggernaut light. Why you ask, well it’s because they are without their playmaker RB Mark Ingram in the backfield. An Offense of this caliber to function perfectly all cylinders have to be firing or it will be in danger of misfire. Now don’t be fooled by their slow start, their offense is still very good but their defense lead by none other than Rob Ryan is lacking.
Seems that Ryan’s defense is again to complicated for his players to thrive and play well in. Hell, every team (including at Dallas) Rob Ryan has coached at receives the same criticism, “his defensive tactics/plays are overly complicated”, enough said.
The Cowboys in my mind have played better than expected, Tony Romo is the key (again) to a successful season. Romo’s play in the first game was frightening. While throwing the ball Romo looked lethargic, rusty, hurt, and inaccurate. But in the past two games he has improved and looks much better, not quite the Romo of old but almost there.
Romo’s rating so far is 86.1 and has thrown for 674 yards with 4 touchdowns, not bad but has a lot of room for improvement.
The Saints Offense are better statistically speaking but the Cowboys hold a better rating Defensively. Needless to say, without going to deep into it, it’s a very even matchup.
DeMarco Murray will be the work horse for this game and he will contribute enough to help the Cowboys come out on top. (hopefully Murray has solved his fumbling problem)
I predict that the Cowboys will beat the Saints by about 1 touchdown. It will be a high scoring game but in the last remaining possession the Cowboys will score a touchdown to make it 35 to 28.
what say you?