‘Boys Get Back in the Win Column

12/03/2021 ‘Boys Get Back in the Win Column

By: Jeff Yoder

Cowboys Beat Saints (27-17) as Defense Intercepts QB Tayson Hill 4 Times on TNF

No Mike McCarthy. No Alvin Kamara. No Jameis Winston. The Cowboys-Saints battle on Thursday Night Football was void of some big names, and QB Taysom Hill was in the spotlight for his first Saints start. It wasn’t pretty. Hill rushed for over 100 yards, but he threw four interceptions as the Cowboys defense became football thieves. The Cowboys (8-4) got back in the win column after dropping two in a row. Meanwhile, New Orleans (5-7) has now lost five straight after a 5-2 start, but they’re still alive in the NFC playoff hunt.

 

QB Comparison

D. Prescott (DAL): 26/40, 238 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

T. Hill (NO): 19/41, 264 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs (101 yards rushing)

 

Fun Fact: Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs nabbed his league-leading ninth interception of the season. One more and he’ll tie Xavien Howard with 10 (2020) for the second-most INTs in a single season. ‘Night Train’ Lane holds the top spot with 14 (1950).

 

Watch: Cowboys Stifle Saints on TNF (27-17)

 

 

Additional Storylines

FOX Sports: TNF Top Plays: Cowboys Dominate Saints

USA Today: Cowboys Put Rough November in Rearview by Taking Advantage of Interception-Prone Taysom Hill

 

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