Saints vs. Cowboys 2018 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online
The New Orleans Saints passed their toughest test of the season when they downed the Los Angeles Rams a few weeks ago, and now will be favored in all of their remaining games, especially after dominant wins over the Bengals, Eagles and Falcons since their win over Los Angeles.
On Thursday, they’ll travel to face the Dallas Cowboys, a tough team, but one the Saints should win. The game is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network and FOX (live streaming via FuboTV, FOX Sports GO, NFL).
Drew Brees is, as usual, having an incredible season, but he’s looked even better this year compared to years prior. He’s completed 76.4 percent of his passes for 3,135 yards, 29 touchdowns and just two interceptions while being sacked 10 times. Alvin Kamara has led the way in the running game, with 76 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
Dallas’ primary driving force has been running back Ezekiel Elliott, whi has 1,074 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Dak Prescott has been efficient, but with just 13 touchdowns against five interceptions, scoring has been an issue for the Cowboys. He’s also been sacked 38 times.
Opponents have out-gained the Cowboys through the air by about 400 yards this season — which is about the number of yards the Cowboys have out-rushed their opponents, too. New Orleans, though, has the No. 1-ranked rushing defense in the NFL, allowing just 805 yards all season compared to the 1,464 yards they themselves have gained on the ground
Below is all you need to know to follow the action on Thursday Night Football.
Time, TV, and streaming info :
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV: NFL Network, FOX
Streaming: Amazon Prime, FuboTV, FOX Sports GO, NFL
Odds: The Saints opened as seven-point favorites, but that line has slightly increased throughout the week on some books.
Saints vs. Cowboys news :
On the injury front, the offensive line remains the biggest concern for the Cowboys. They have listed Tyron Smith as questionable despite him missing practice all week, while both starting guards are listed as questionable for the outing.
For the Saints, they are much healthier, but have already ruled out offensive tackle Terron Armstead.
Taco Charlton has been missing some time with a shoulder injury, but it was recently reported that the player may have been absent on Thanksgiving due to his “attitude.”
The Cowboys certainly aren’t lacking for motivation, as pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence made it clear that he’s ready to “choke out” the Saints on Thursday.
Be sure to peep the preview of the Saints offense from the folks at Blogging the Boys as well as their five things to watch on Thursday.
For Dak Prescott, Thursday’s game isn’t just about facing one of the top teams in the NFL, it’s about facing his quarterback idol in Drew Brees.
After a somewhat rocky start to the season, Prescott has leveled out. There’s still room to grow, but Cowboys fans are no longer worried that he’s “broken.”
For the Cowboys, if they can get a win over the Saints, it will probably change the entire course of their season.
The folks at Canal Street Chronicles took a look at the Saints’ defense and how it matches up against the Cowboys offense, and also a look at how the Saints offense will go up against the Cowboys defense.
Saints vs. Cowboys prediction :
In the latest SB Nation expert NFL picks, we have a complete shutout. All seven experts, plus the OddsShark computer and the all-knowing coin flip are picking the Saints to win on Thursday.