Speaking of quarterback, I am very confident when writing this that Drew Brees will be the quarterback when the Saints face the Dallas Cowboys. CB Keenan Lewis said he expects to play this week for first time since injuring hip in third preseason game….
New Orleans has lost its three games by a total of 24 points, and the Saints were in each game until the final minutes.
If those big plays to Cooks aren’t available, Ingram will be waiting in the flats as Brees’ checkdown option.
But Brees made steady progress all week, starting with a visit to Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, and continuing with regular practice reps each day. And both Weeden and McCown suffered their only turnovers when they did.
“I think we talk more about offenses having tendencies”, Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. The Raiders aren’t great, but the Bears will make them look that way.
If there is a game for Brees and the Saints to get back on track, it will come Sunday. Brandon Weeden was accurate and efficient last week but the Cowboys didn’t ask him to go downfield – only one attempt traveled more than 15 yards in the air. “It was really about how functional could I be, being required to do the things that I know I need to do to put us in the best position to succeed?” While an 0-4 start all but guarantees no postseason opportunities, it’s a bit different when as few as seven victoriess can actually win the NFC South, just like the Carolina Panthers did in 2014.
Brees is parting this week and that is a good sign for him possibly starting in Week 4. Brees is dealing with a shoulder issue and he threw on Tuesday and now will get the chance to practice.
But the Saints are quickly falling out of contention, losing their first three games of the season. “I think the spark comes from each player understanding and executing their assignment”.
Saints DE Bobby Richardson vs. Cowboys RT Doug Free: Richardson is the beneficiary of the trade that shipped Akiem Hicks to the Patriots on Wednesday.
The run defense is of particular concern going into this week’s game, considering the Cowboys are expected to rely more on their rushing attack with Tony Romo out.