Cowboys beat Saints in Thursday Night Football

Rams control their own destiny again for top seed in NFC thanks to Saints loss

As the Los Angeles Rams continue to prepare for Sunday's meeting with the Detroit Lions, the main focus on Thursday night was on the New Orleans Saints to see how they would do against the Dallas Cowboys.

No NFL team had been more money on fourth down this season, 11 of 12 entering their Thursday night game against Dallas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "Trap games" shouldn't exist in Saints land.

The Cowboys defense turned Drew Brees into a pedestrian quarterback.

The Cowboys (7-5), who have won four consecutive games, dominated the first half.

Unfortunately for Smith, he ended up having to eat his words, as the Saints went on to lose.

The Dallas Cowboys on Thursday can take a big step forward in claiming the NFC East lead, but they've got a pretty tall task in front of them.

Despite possessing one of the most dynamic and dominant offenses in the National Football League, led by 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints were stymied by a talented Dallas Cowboys defense at AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys scored first on Brett Maher's 26-yard field goal, but they could have had more after driving to a first-and-goal at the Saints' 6 following a 40-yard completion from Prescott to Michael Gallup on the left sideline. It limited Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in the ground game.

Early in the second quarter, Amari Cooper lost the ball after a catch and the Saints recovered the fumble.

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