The Dallas Cowboys shocked the football world by demolishing the New Orleans Saints, 38-17, to improve their record to 3-1 and emerge as a surprise contender.
The Dallas Cowboys had been labeled a pretender by many football fans despite a 2-1 start, and the New Orleans Saints were expected to have another bounceback game and improve to 2-2.
However, the Cowboys stood their ground and controlled the game from start to finish en route to a 38-17 over the Saints. They held a 24-0 lead at halftime and staved off a potential Saints rally.
Quarterback Tony Romo hushed his critics for the time being as he threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing. Running back DeMarco Murray helped the Cowboys control the clock with 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
Wide receiver Terrance Williams led the team in receiving with six catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
For the Saints, quarterback Drew Brees threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 32-of-44 passing. Running back Khiry Robinson continued to fill in for Mark Ingram and rushed for 87 yards on eight carries.
Tight end Jimmy Graham finished with eight catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.