The 6 and 8 Saints have a chance to damage the playoff hopes of the Dallas Cowboys Sunday in Big D. Dallas is 8 and 6 and in a three way tie atop the NFC east with the Giants and the Redskins.
"We worry more about ourselves and trying to get a win," Saints Quarterback Drew Brees told me.
That might be true, but knocking the Cowboys out would certainly provide Saints fans a little sugar to an otherwise sour season. The players and coaches insist they're intent on finishing the season strong and not "mailing it in."
The Injury report:
Saints FB Jed Collins is the only player to sit out of practice on Thursday. Offensive lineman Zach Strief, running back Pierre Thomas, and running back Chris Ivory were limited. Coach Joe Vitt says they're making progress with the injured guys, and he feels good about several of them having a chance to play this week.
You could make the argument Dallas is catching fire at the right time, winning 5 of their last 6 games and making a push at the playoffs. The Saints won't pack it in, they're too proud. They'll play hard against Dallas, but I don't think it will be enough. Tony Romo might be the hottest passer in the NFL right now. The pressure is on in Big D for the Cowboys to make a post-season run.
Dallas wins this one at home against a valiant effort from the Saints... Cowboys 31 - Saints 30.