The Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints clash on Sunday Night Football in a game expected to have lots of points; the match will start at 8:30 PM ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Saints coach Sean Payton was an assistant with the Cowboys years ago and knows what Tony Romo brings to the table; he believed Dallas QB is having the best year of his career.
“I was there three years working with him, and he has improved each year,” Payton said. “He’s got a very quick delivery. He’s very accurate and studies hard. He’s a student of the game and likes playing a lot.”
“He’s having the best year of his career this season,” Payton said. “He’s been very good in regards to his decision making. He knows pre-snap where he wants to go. He’s got a very quick way of getting through his progressions and the ball comes out extremely fast.”
Payton can’t complain about his quarterback either; Drew Brees has thrown 2621 yards, 21 TDs and 7 interceptions and leads the third best passing offense in the NFL. He will try to take advantage of the fact that Dallas has the second worst defense against the pass in the entire league.
“We’ve been a little bit lopsided,” Payton said of his play-calling. “Pass protection becomes more manageable when you’re running the football and so this gets back to me.”
The NFL point spread for Sunday Night is set at 6.5 points with the home team as the favorite. The game total is at 54.