Cowboys vs. Saints: Takeaways from the Saints' 49-17 Victory over Dallas

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Cowboys vs. Saints: Takeaways from the Saints' 49-17 Victory over Dallas
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Now that's how it's supposed to be done. 

The now 7-2 New Orleans Saints destroyed the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) 49-17 on Sunday Night Football. The destruction of the Cowboys was a necessity after the Saints dropped two of their last three games. 

In order to keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks (9-1) for the NFC conference lead and the Carolina Panthers (6-3) for the division lead, the Saints had to dispose of a hot Cowboys squad.

What started out as a competitive contest ended up being a laugher at best. The Cowboys had very little to offer the Saints on offense or defense. The Saints piled up 634 yards to Dallas' 193.

The Saints production was evenly distributed, as 242 yards were gained on the ground, as opposed to the 392 achieved by air. 

When the Saints execute a balanced game plan, they are virtually unbeatable. Up next for the Saints is a pivotal contest, at home, against the 6-3 San Francisco 49ers. In this playoff race, there's no rest for the weary.

Here are my takeaways from the Saints' victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.

 

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