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Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. CT
The Dallas Cowboys hired Monte Kiffin to be the new defensive coordinator after making Rob Ryan a scapegoat for the 2012 season. But will the 2013 defense actually improve? If Kiffin couldn’t motivate a college defense at USC, does he still have any superb coaching left at the NFL level?
It’s hard to believe Dallas will improve drastically on defense with Kiffin in control. That said, the offense should be able to put up some big numbers once again.
A year ago, the Saints went into Dallas and came away with a 34-31 overtime win. With both offenses stacked the way they are, we can expect another shootout to be in the works when both teams meet this coming season.
Dez Bryant has unlimited potential and very well could put up some scary numbers this year. New Orleans doesn’t have a cornerback that can cover him, nor the safety help to keep him from making plays in traffic. Miles Austin is outstanding in the slot, and Jason Witten has always been a reliable weapon for Tony Romo. The game will hinge on whether or not Romo limits his mistakes. After receiving a huge contract extension, Romo will look to prove the doubters wrong all year.
The Saints will have trouble slowing Romo down, but the same can be said about Brees.
SCORE PREDICTION: New Orleans 37, Dallas 33