NEW ORLEANS — The Cowboys and Saints played a mostly close game Thursday night that was ultimately decided by four Taysom Hill interceptions.
Dallas never trailed in the Superdome, but also kept the game close until late in the fourth quarter, when Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee, cornerback Trevon Diggs and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins nabbed interceptions on three consecutive series.
Watkins returned his 29 yards for a touchdown that capped off a 27-17 Cowboys victory.
The victory improves the Cowboys to 8-4, further secures the Cowboys’ stronghold on the NFC East and begins to cleanse Dallas from a 1-3 November.
The Saints fell to 5-7 as they suffered their fifth straight loss in Hill’s first start of the season.
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For most of the night, the game was gritty and close. The Cowboys offense alternately was futile – think: seven three-and-outs – and explosive, as in the third series of the game. It was then that the return of Cowboys receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) were evident. Cooper snagged his first ball back and barreled downfield for 41 yards on third-and-7. His fellow receivers elevated their play accordingly, Lamb caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage, only to juke out Saints defenders to the tune of a 33-yard gain. The…