- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

DALLAS (2-1) at NEW ORLEANS (0-3)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cowboys 1-2, Saints 1-2

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 16-11

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Saints 38-17, Sept. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK - Cowboys lost to Falcons 39-28; Saints lost to Panthers 27-22.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 12, Saints No. 31





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys can set franchise record for consecutive regular-season road victories with 11 if they win in New Orleans. … Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden has lost nine straight starts, mostly when with Cleveland, longest active streak of any QB who has started at least once this season. Weeden has completed 29 of 33 passes since taking over for injured starter Tony Romo. … Dallas RB Joseph Randle rushed for career-high 87 yards, three TDs last week. … Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar had career-best 10 catches, 100 yards receiving last week and leads NFL RBs with 21 catches for 215 yards. … LB Sean Lee had 10 tackles, including a sack, against Atlanta and leads NFC with 33 tackles. … Saints are 0-3 for third time since 2007, having started 0-4 in 2007 and 2012. … Saints have lost six straight at home. … QB Drew Brees aims to return after sitting out Week 3 with bruised rotator cuff in right (throwing) shoulder. … Brees needs two TD passes to become fifth QB in NFL history with 400. … Saints reserve QB Luke McCown completed 31 of 38 passes last week for 310 yards, INT. … CB Keenan Lewis said he expects to play this week for first time since injuring hip in third preseason game. … RB Mark Ingram has 16 receptions, second among RBs. … Rookie PR-KR Marcus Murphy, seventh-round draft pick, had 74-yard punt return for TD last week. … WR Brandin Cooks leads Saints with 190 yards receiving. … Fantasy Tip: Saints RB C.J. Spiller looks increasingly healthy since returning to lineup in Week 2, and coach Sean Payton said this week Spiller probably has not gotten ball enough.


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