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Saints quarterback Drew Brees drops back against the Cowboys
Yeah, the Saints are 6-8, and yeah, they still have a shot at making the playoffs. Even with such a porous record, their offense hasn’t missed a beat.
Against the Bucs last week, quarterback Drew Brees threw for 307 passing yards and four touchdowns. For the season, Brees leads the NFL in passing yards with 4,335 and touchdowns with 36.
That Brees train doesn’t stop, no matter the record.
Over his last three games, Brees has thrown for at least 305 yards. With the Cowboys' depleted secondary, I’m not sure if they can stop the Saints' air attack.
Morris Claiborne is coming back from a concussion and Danny McCray is struggling mightily at safety. According to ESPNDallas.com, McCray gave up 124 yards against the Steelers.
Brees will most certainly attack McCray and the rookie Claiborne. What will be key for Dallas is for it to keep the pressure on Brees.
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will have to find a nice balance between blitzing Brees and not being burned by his quick release. Against the blitz, Brees tossed 10 interceptions and just three picks in 2008.
Dallas has to tread carefully.