Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Two teams that entered Sunday as division leaders are engaged in a defensive struggle on “Sunday Night Football.” Even though both quarterbacks have been mostly accurate throwing the ball, neither the Cowboys nor the Saints were been able to find consistent offensive success throughout the first half and the result at halftime was a 9-3 scoreline in favor of the Saints. 

The three biggest plays of the first half belonged to the defenses: an early interception by Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, which the Cowboys turned into a field goal; a forced fumble by Saints linebacker A.J. Klein midway through the second quarter, which was recovered by safety Von Bell and ended a promising Cowboys drive near midfield; and a forced fumble and fumble recovery by Bell late in the half that led to a field goal.

Below, we’ll be bringing you live updates and analysis of the game with our live blog. After the game, this post will turn into a takeaways style recap, so be sure to check back later.

How to watch

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)  

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Week 4 of “Sunday Night Football” presents a matchup between two NFC teams that entered Sunday leading their respective divisions. After the Eagles somehow fought back and hung on to earn a huge win over the Packers on Thursday night, all eyes turn to the Cowboys as they look to maintain their two-game lead in the NFC East. To do so, the unbeaten Cowboys will need to go into New Orleans and knock off a Saints team that is shorthanded, but is also coming off a surprising win over the Seahawks in Seattle. With that victory, the Saints improved to 2-1 and took a slim one-game lead over the rest of the division. Given the Saints’ quarterback situation — Teddy Bridgewater is starting in place for an injured Drew Brees — it should come as no surprise to hear that the Cowboys are favored, even though they’re on the road.

To this point, the Cowboys haven’t had any trouble dispatching lesser foes. Through three weeks, the Cowboys boast a plus-53 points differential. Entering Week 4, only the Patriots have outscored their opponents by more points. We’ll see if the Cowboys’ dominant unbeaten run sustains itself in New Orleans on Sunday night.

Below, we’ll be bringing you live updates and analysis of the game with our live blog. After the game, this post will turn into a takeaways style recap, so be sure to check back later.  

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