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Dak Prescott desperately scrambled for a first down in a game of fourth-quarter keepaway New Orleans Saints Hats , then took three knees starting from the New Orleans 1 to run out the clock by the narrowest possible margin.Anything to keep Drew Brees and the NFL’s highest-scoring offense on the sideline.Ezekiel Elliott scored聽the only Dallas touchdown on a 16-yard screen pass聽and the Cowboys stifled Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans’ 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night.The Cowboys (7-5) won their fourth consecutive game and assured they will at least remain tied for the NFC East lead.The Saints (10-2) were shut out in the first half, had their fewest points in three years and finished with a season-low 176 yards. They missed a chance to perfectly match Dallas from two years ago, when then-rookie sensations Elliott and Prescott won 11 straight after dropping the opener.“Everybody knew it. We had to keep the ball away from Brees,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “We needed to play this kind of game. I must tell you, the defense played beyond my expectations. They played like a championship defense.”Brees had his fewest yards passing in a first half since joining the Saints in 2006 with 39, and couldn’t get a potential winning drive going in the final minutes.Instead,聽Jourdan Lewis‘ interception聽鈥?just the third for Brees while he became the NFL’s first with at least 30 TD passes in 10 seasons 鈥?gave the Cowboys a chance to run out the clock from the New Orleans 1 after an interference penalty in the end zone.Brees said he was trying to throw the ball away behind pass-catching back Alvin Kamara, who cut outside just as Brees threw it and Lewis dove forward, barely keeping the ball off the ground.“As an offense New Orleans Saints Womens Hoodie , we think complementary football,” Brees said. “Let’s put together a drive. Let’s keep our defense off the field. Let’s control the game, control the clock, control the ball. Just never felt like we really did that as an offense like we’ve done this year.”The Cowboys spent the fourth quarter trying to protect their three-point lead, with Prescott breaking several tackles on an 11-yard scramble on third-and-10 and Cole Beasley catching a third-down pass and diving for 5 yards on third-and-5.But Prescott fumbled on his season-high seventh sack with Dallas in position for at least a field goal, giving Brees another chance from his 15 with more than two minutes remaining.Brees’ interception came two plays later, then Marshon Lattimore was called for interference against Amari Cooper in the end zone, giving Dallas a first down at the 1 with 1:58 remaining.The Cowboys had just enough time to end the game, with the play clock matching the game clock down to zero after Prescott took a knee for the third time.Brees was 18 of 28 for 127 yards, actually the second straight game and third overall under 200 yards for the MVP contender. The running game didn’t do much either Womens Customized New Orleans Saints Jerseys , with Kamara getting 36 yards rushing while the Saints had 65 as a team after averaging 177 the previous four games.The only touchdown drive for the Saints was aided by three first downs on Dallas penalties. The biggest was Randy Gregory‘s roughing-the-punter penalty on Thomas Morstead.Two plays later, Brees dropped a deep throw to a聽backpedaling Keith Kirkwood in the end zone for a 30-yard score聽to get New Orleans within 13-10.Prescott had 194 of his 248 yards passing while helping the Cowboys to a 13-0 halftime lead 鈥?the first scoreless first half for the Saints since 2014, also against the Cowboys, and their first deficit in five games.Elliott had 136 scrimmage yards with 76 rushing and 60 receiving on six catches.MATCHING ZEKE, RAISING HIM $2After聽forcing and recovering a fumble by Cooper in the first half聽, Lattimore ran to one of the giant red Salvation Army kettles behind an end zone, pulled $23 out of his uniform and dropped it in. Lattimore is No. 23. In the Thanksgiving game a week earlier, Elliott (No. 21) dropped $21 into the other kettle on the same end of the field.GIL BRANDT IN RING OF HONORThe Cowboys聽inducted former director of player personnel Gil Brandt into the team’s ring of honor聽at halftime. The 85-year-old joins former coach Tom Landry and former general manager Tex Schramm, both deceased, in the 22-person group. Those three held their titles for the franchise’s first 29 years before Jerry Jones bought the team.Jones fired Landry immediately http://www.saintscheapshops.com , and Schramm resigned less than two months later. Jones fired Brandt after the owner and general manager’s first draft in 1989. Brandt has been nominated as a contributor for next year’s voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.THIS AND THATNew Orleans DT David Onyemata had his first two sacks of the season in the first half. … Kirkwood’s TD was the second of his career, and second in as many weeks. … Cooper had eight catches for 75 yards, and rookie Michael Gallup had five for 76, highlighted by a 40-yarder to set up the first of Brett Maher‘s two field goals.UP NEXTSaints: At Tampa Bay on Dec. 9 in second of three straight road games.Cowboys: Philadelphia on Dec. 9 in last of three straight home games. The Los Angeles Rams didn't really aspire to perfection, and they didn't appear to be overly crushed when their unbeaten start to the season ended in New Orleans.The Rams definitely dream of the Super Bowl, and coach Sean McVay believes their quest will get a major boost from the minor setback of Sunday's 45-35 loss to the powerhouse Saints."The sense we got from our players is that if anything, it creates an added sense of urgency," McVay said Monday night at the team's training complex. "You know, that feeling in your gut where you wake up and you're just sick because you didn't get the result that you wanted is something that you can't create unless you do end up losing. We try to be consistent whether you win or lose, but there is something that is created just based on not getting the result that you wanted."The Rams are 8-1 with a new reason to work hard after they failed for the first time in their remarkable season. Los Angeles' defense largely couldn't slow down Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints T-Shirt , while the Rams' high-octane offense couldn't quite keep up on the scoreboard despite rallying from a 21-point deficit to tie it.Afterward, several Rams players expressed a backhanded relief that the specter of a perfect season no longer hangs over the head of a franchise that is less than two years removed from a 4-12 finish. Defensive lineman Michael Brockers said LA's first loss "might be a blessing in disguise."And McVay left the Superdome with plenty of teachable moments on video.Many of those lowlights occurred while the Rams fell behind 35-14 late in the first half. Those 35 points are the most allowed in a half by the Rams defense since 2008 鈥?and that's saying something, since 2008 was the second of 10 consecutive losing seasons for this club.McVay praised cornerback Marcus Peters for taking responsibility for his mistakes in coverage, but the coach also realizes the blame must be shared across the roster after giving up a season-worst 487 yards."I think with the expectations that our defense has, and that we have for them, they would expect to be better," McVay said. "But there's a lot of credit that needs to go to the Saints. They're one of the top offenses in the league for a reason. ... It's a great tape for us to be able to look at, figure out what we can do as a defensive group to be able to respond the right way (and) use it as a chance to learn from it."The Rams' 8-0 start was the franchise's best since 1969, and one loss hasn't stopped their historic turnaround. This franchise has won more than eight games just once in the previous 14 seasons 鈥?and that was last season, when McVay led the Rams to a seven-game improvement from 2016 with an 11-5 regular-season record.After the loss in New Orleans New Orleans Saints Hats , several Rams also noted they have never lost back-to-back regular-season games under McVay. A visit from the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday is a chance for the Rams to keep that standard intact while essentially ending the NFC West race before mid-November."Can't wait to get back out and get another opportunity to compete and try to erase this feeling that you do have," McVay said. "I feel like our building shares that same feeling. We're excited about getting to work."NOTES: The Rams added rookie OLB Ogbo Okoronkwo to their active roster and waived linebacker Trevon Young. Okoronkwo had foot surgery and went on the physically unable to perform list before training camp, which meant Los Angeles had to decide Monday whether to activate the fifth-round pick or put him on injured reserve. McVay hasn't decided how much Okoronkwo will play this season, but the coach was "intrigued" by what he saw in practice over the last three weeks. "He's done some things that we felt like were positive, were encouraging," McVay said. ... The Rams have no new injuries from their trip, McVay said. LB Matt Longacre was evaluated for a concussion during the game in New Orleans, but he returned to action. Custom Denver Broncos Jerseys
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