New Orleans Saints 10-13 Dallas Cowboys: Hosts stun Saints to end their 10-game win streak
Last Updated: 30/11/18 10:35am
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis intercepted a pass by Drew Brees late in the fourth quarter to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a shock 13-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
Trailing by three points, the Saints (10-2) had a chance to drive for the tying field goal after defensive end Cam Jordan strip sacked Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott with just over two minutes left of the low-scoring game.
But, two plays later, Brees was picked off to end the Saints' 10-game win streak and open the door to the Los Angeles Rams (10-1) to leapfrog them as the No 1 seed in the NFC.
The Dallas (7-5) defense was dominant throughout Thursday night's game, holding an explosive New Orleans offense - the highest-scoring in the league - to just 10 points and 176 yards total offense.
Brees completed 18 of his 28 passes for only 127 yards, throwing a third-quarter touchdown to Keith Kirkwood to bring the Saints back into the game after having been held scoreless in the first half, but his late pick to cost them a chance at another victory.
Bar the late turnover, Dallas QB Prescott impressed, going 24 of 28 for 248 yards passing and a touchdown - a 16-yard scoring strike to Ezekiel Elliott in the first quarter.
The Cowboys have won four consecutive games.
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Saints 0-3 Cowboys: Brett Maher 26-yard field goal
Saints 0-10 Cowboys: Dak Prescott 16-yard touchdown pass to Ezekiel Elliott (Maher extra point good)
Saints 0-13 Cowboys: Maher 46-yard field goal
Saints 3-13 Cowboys: Will Lutz 33-yard field goal
Saints 10-13 Cowboys: Drew Brees 30-yard touchdown pass to Keith Kirkwood (Lutz extra point good)
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Drew Brees||18/28 127 1 1||Dak Prescott||24/28 248 1 0|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Alvin Kamara||11 36 0||Ezekiel Elliott||23 76 0|
|Mark Ingram||7 27 0||Receiving||Rec Yds TD|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Michael Gallup||5 76 0|
|Michael Thomas||5 40 0||Amari Cooper||8 75 0|
|Alvin Kamara||8 36 0||Ezekiel Elliott||6 60 1|
|Keith Kirkwood||1 30 1||Cole Beasley||2 9 0|
|Total yards||176||Total yards||308|