Cowboys Vs Saints: A Look Back In History

I have to admit that I’m no history buff, but when I hear the Saints name, three things come to mind: a super bowl, a whole lot of losing seasons and giving away the farm for Ricky Williams.

The Cowboys–Saints rivalry may not be the biggest, but there’s history. And when looking into that history I was quite surprised at how close this match-up has been throughout the years.

Here are some interesting notes from the Cowboys vs. Saints past:

  • The teams first met in 1967 which ended in a Cowboys 14-10 victory.
  • The Cowboys have faced the Saints 27 times and currently hold a series leading advantage of 16-11.
  • Talk about one or the other, nine games have been decided by less than seven points, and nine games have been decided by more than 14 points.
  • 11 of the last 17 games have been decided by less than ten points.
  • The last time the Cowboys traveled to New Orleans, to say it didn’t go too well is an understatement, the Saints put a 49-17 beat-down on the Cowboys and dropped their record to 6-7 all-time when playing at New Orleans.
  • This will be the fifth time the two teams have matched up on a Sunday night. Both teams have identical 2-2 records, but a win would give Dallas its league-best, 28th win on Sunday night.
  • With a Cowboys victory, head coach Jason Garrett would tie Jimmy Johnson for second-most all-time regular season head coaching wins with 44. Trailing, of course, the great Tom Landry with 250.
  • Offensive tackle Charles Brown 2010-13 and defensive back Corey White 2012-14, both began their NFL careers with the Saints.
  • Barry Church has 24 tackles in three games against the Saints which includes a career-high 17 in last year’s match-up.
  • All-time, Dallas leads the scoring between the two teams 571 to 524 in the 27 match-ups between the two.

Make no doubts about it, the Superdome is a tough place for an opposing team to pull out a victory. But if/when the Cowboys do, they will be sitting at 3-1 atop the NFC east, with the cavalry starting to return on Monday.

What do you think?


Written by Shane Denney

Lifelong Dallas Cowboys and horse racing fan. You can generally find me at the top of a mountain or on a frozen lake. Born and raised in Idaho and for those still wondering, we do have color tv and cell phones.


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