It has been a little over 11 months since Drew Brees and the undefeated New Orleans Saints welcomed Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys into the New Orleans Superdome for a Week 15 matchup of NFC playoff contenders. The Saints were seemingly unstoppable, having scored an average of almost 36 points per game in their 13 victories. The Cowboys, unimpressed, held them to 17 and won.
New Orleans got the last laugh, of course, but the sting of that loss likely bites at the back of their minds as they prepare to take on Dallas again Thursday in Dallas. The defending champions stand at 7-3, while the Cowboys have a 3-7 record and no playoff aspirations.
Yet, the Saints are human this season: Drew Brees has not been himself, and the defense has let the squad down in losses to the Cardinals and Browns. Meanwhile, the Cowboys suddenly have a bit of momentum, having won two straight games—although one of those was against Detroit at home last Sunday.
Here are five reasons to believe the Cowboys can upend the Saints on Thanksgiving and affirm the idea that misery loves company.