Nov 29, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaves the field after a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.


Hebert: Shame on the Saints offense after poor performance against Cowboys

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Seth Dunlap
November 30, 2018 - 1:34 am

The New Orleans Saints suffered an unexpected let down in Dallas on Thursday night, losing to the Cowboys 13-10 in a rare NFL defensive struggle.  The final score was even more unexpected and rare when you consider the team on the losing side.

Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert was stunned after the loss that saw the Saints top ranked offense muster up only a couple of scores in their worst performance not only of the season, but many years in the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era. 

"What would have been the odds in Las Vegas?" an exasperated Hebert mustered up after the game on "The Point After Show" on WWL Radio.  "What would have been the odds that the Saints aren't going to win with the number one (ranked) offense that averages 37?"

Probably not high.  Yet it was the Cowboys (7-5) who continued their torrid winning streak that now stands at four games, and ensures they'll remain atop the NFC East division standings at week's end.  Meanwhile the Saints (10-2) may drop a game behind the Los Angeles Rams (10-1) depending on their result against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

While the offense never got going, the Saints defense once again played exceptional football against one of the more physical, downhill offenses in the NFL.  Hebert said the defensive performance shouldn't be forgotten.

"Props go out to the defense, because in this day and age. . .it's all on the offenses shoulder.   In this day and age to lose 13-10, shame on the offense."

The offenses shame was due in large part to the Cowboys defense, which has evolved into one of the best units in the NFL.  Hebert did give them a backhanded compliment.

"I have to give credit where credit is due.  How 'bout them Cowgirls!?"

Those Cowboys now have a clear path to the playoffs, where a possible rematch against the Saints in the Divisional round isn't a far-fetched possibility.  Hebert sees eerie similarities to the Saints 2009 season, when they met the Cowboys in a highly anticipated prime time matchup.

"Hello! Do you remember 2009?" he asked.  "The Saints were even better than they are right now, a ten game wining streak.  The Saints were 13-0 and coincidentally were stopped by the Cowboys in 2009.  What ended up happening?"

The Saints would win the franchise's first Super Bowl championship a couple months later.  We'll see if history repeats itself this season.

Listen to Hebert's full post-game commentary in the podcast below, or by clicking here.

Listen to WWL Radio's full Saints coverage all week long on "Sports Talk" with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic (M-Th 4-8pm CDT) followed by "The Last Lap" with Seth Dunlap (Tu-Fri 8-11pm CDT)

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