» Last meeting:Drew Brees passed for 348 yards and five touchdowns as the Saints rocked the Cowboys, 42-17, in Week 14 of the 2006 season.
» Streaks: The Saints have won five in a row, but still trail the overall series, 14-8.
» Last week:Jonathan Vilma made a pair of key defensive plays down the stretch to seal the Saints' 26-23 win over the Falcons. ... The Cowboys came up a bit short against the Chargers, falling 20-17.
Keep your eye on ...
New Orleans' effectiveness on the ground: When the Saints are at their best they have outstanding balance offensively. They have the NFC's second-best rushing attack this season, averaging 138.9 yards per game. Over the last two weeks, however, they have averaged just 75 rushing yards.
Did you know?
The Saints have won a franchise record 13 games already this season. ... New Orleans leads the NFC with 24 interceptions. ... This game features the NFC's top two offenses (The Saints are No. 1 and the Cowboys are No. 2). ... If the playoffs started today, both the Cowboys and Saints would be in. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.