THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // CAESARS SUPERDOME // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: FOX/NFLN/Amazon (8:20 PM ET): FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink (field reporters)
Amazon: Andrea Kremer, Hannah Storm | Amazon Scout’s Feed: Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, Joy Taylor
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli
SIRIUS: 81 (Dal.), 83 (NO), 88 (National) | XM: 226 (Dal.), 225 (NO), 88 (National) | SXM App: 808 (Dal.), 822 (NO), 88 (National)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 17-13
STREAKS: Saints have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 9/29/19: Cowboys 10 at Saints 12
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/29/19
DALLAS COWBOYS LEADERS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
L 36-33 vs. Las Vegas (OT, Thanksgiving) LAST WEEK L 31-6 vs. Buffalo (Thanksgiving)
Mike McCarthy: 2-4 COACH VS. OPP. Sean Payton: 5-3
29.6/22.7 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 23.4/22.6
419.8 (1L) OFFENSE 309.4
Dak Prescott: 261-376-2,932-22-7-104.2 PASSING Trevor Siemian: 99-173-1,083-9-3-86.0
Ezekiel Elliott: 160-720-4.5-8 RUSHING Alvin Kamara: 146-530-3.6-3
CeeDee Lamb: 50-740-14.8-6 RECEIVING Alvin Kamara (RB): 32-310-9.7-4
369.5 DEFENSE 343.7
Micah Parsons (R): 9 SACKS Marcus Davenport: 5.5
Trevon Diggs: 8 (1L) INTs PJ Williams: 3
+4 (19/15) TAKE/GIVE +4 (16/12)
Bryan Anger: 49.4 (44.8) PUNTING (NET) Brett Gillikin: 47.9 (41.8)
Greg Zuerlein: 79 (22/25 PAT; 19/24 FG) KICKING Brett Maher: 5 (2/3 PAT; 1/1 FG)
• QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 375 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.3 rating in Week 12. Has 12 games with 375+ yards since 2016, tied-most in NFL. Needs 68 pass yards for 5th-career 3,000-yard season. Has 75.4 comp. pct. (46 of 61) & 95.8 rating in 2 career starts vs. NO. Aims for his 5th in row on Thursday with 300+ pass yards.
• RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 8th rush TD of season last week. Has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 9 career Thursday games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with TD. Leads NFL with 9,289 scrimmage yards since 2016 & needs 52 scrimmage yards for 6th-straight 1,000-yard season. RB TONY POLLARD aims for his 4th in row with 65+ scrimmage yards.
• WR AMARI COOPER aims for his 4th in row vs. NO with 5+ catches. Aims for his 4th in row on Thursday with rec. TD. WR CEEDEE LAMB has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his 5 road games this season. WR MICHAEL GALLUP had season-high 106 rec. yards last week, his 7th-career 100-yard game. TE DALTON SCHULTZ had 4th rec. TD of season in Week 12. Ranks 2nd among NFC TEs wtih 537 rec. yards.
• LB MICAH PARSONS had sack & 2 TFL last week & leads all rookies in sacks (9) & TFL (15). Can become 1st rookie since JOEY BOSA (2016) with sack in 5 straight games. CB TREVON DIGGS leads NFL in INTs (8) & ranks tied-2nd in PD (13). S JAYRON KEARSE had career-high 11 tackles last week & aims for his 5th in row with PD.
• QB TAYSOM HILL has 8 TDs (4 pass, 4 rush) in 4 career starts at QB. QB TREVOR SIEMIAN had TD pass vs. INT last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his 4 starts this season.
• RB ALVIN KAMARA has 14 TDs (11 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 8 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with rush TD & 7th in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards. Needs 1 catch to surpass ROGER CRAIG (358) for most receptions by RB in 1st 5 seasons. RB MARK INGRAM aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Leads all active RBs & is all-time franchise leader with 7,823 rush yards.
• WR MARQUEZ CALLAWAY has career-high 6 rec. TDs in 2021 & has TD catch in 3 of his past 4. TE NICK VANNETT had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 12.
• DE CAMERON JORDAN has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 15.5 sacks & 18 TFL in 11 career games on Thursday. Needs 1 sack for his 10th-consecutive 5+ sack season. LB DEMARIO DAVIS led team with 10 tackles, his 3rd 10+ tackle game of 2021. Is 1 of 2 (T.J. WATT) with 10+ TFL in each of the past 5 seasons. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with 9+ tackles. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 2 PD in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 (JAMES BRADBERRY & MARLON HUMPHREY) with 10+ PD in each of the past 5 seasons. CB BRADLEY ROBY had 1st INT of season last week. S MARCUS WILLIAMS has season-high 9 tackles in Week 12. Had INT in last meeting. S MALCOLM JENKINS aims for his 5th in row vs. Dal. with 5+ tackles.