The Dallas Cowboys (2-1) invite the New Orleans Saints (1-2) to AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. They will play in a Sunday Night Football match on NBC at 8:30 PM ET. The Saints are 3-0 in road games against the Cowboys.
Morris Claiborne started the first three games but walked out on the Cowboys on Tuesday when told that Orlando Scandrick would take his place. He was back at practice Wednesday and will play against the Saints.
"We informed Mo yesterday that his role was gonna change, and he didn't take that news very well by his own admission," coach Jason Garrett said. "And he left the building and didn't participate in the meetings and our short walkthrough that we have on Tuesdays.
"He did come back to the building last night. He and I visited, and he was here early this morning and has been going through everything."
Tony Romo has a 67.4 completion rate and 674 passing yards. He has threw for four touchdowns, but his issues have come with turnovers. Romo has thrown four interceptions. However, in his last game he looked a lot more confident in receivers other than Dez Bryant. That should help him going forward. The Cowboys are averaging 207 passing yards per game.
"We had some clutch performances on both sides of the ball," owner Jerry Jones said. "I was pleased to see, you had redeeming plays, you had guys who had negative plays and all of a sudden, you have got guys that are making the plays that make the difference."
His main target has been Bryant. The veteran wide out has 20 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He has averaged 12.4 yards per catch. Romo's second best wide receiver is Terrance Williams. The youngster has eight reception for 102 yards, along with one touchdown.
DeMarco Murray has been the story for Dallas this season. He has ran the ball 75 times for 385 yards and three touchdowns. He has been the go-to-guy in the red zone and has helped the Cowboys start off with a winning record.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been one of the most successful quarterbacks throughout his career. He is off to a losing start and will look to turn things around against a weak Cowboys secondary. This season, Brees has completed 70.6 percent of his passes for 863 yards and five touchdowns. He has only thrown five interceptions, which is not terrible for the pass first quarterback.
Brees' main target has been "tight end" Jimmy Graham. The "tight end" has 247 reception yards on 20 catches. He has hit the end zone two times this season. The other productive receiver has been Brandin Cooks. He has caught 18 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown.
With Mark Ingram out for a few more games, Khiry Robinson has taken over the run game. He has carried the ball 32 times for 128 yards and one touchdown. He is averaging 4.0 yards per carry. The Saints are averaging 140 yards per game on the ground.
"I thought our tempo was good, balance was good, and I thought we were running it pretty well," coach Sean Payton said, speaking on last weeks win. He really liked the season-best 32 rushing attempts, even though they only got 108 yards out of them.