Micah Parsons And 3 Reasons Why The Cowboys Will Beat The Saints In Week 13

Ernesto Cova

The Dallas Cowboys will play their third game in fourteen days when they travel to the Big Easy for a showdown with the New Orleans Saints.

America's Team will be in desperate need of a win after dropping three of their past four games, taking their record to 7-4.

So, with the NFL playoffs looming around the Cowboys going through a bit of a slump, we're going to let you know the three biggest reasons why we expect Micah Parsons and company to take the win on the road.


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Parsons Is Ready For Primetime

It's not too often that a player can completely turn around a defensive unit but Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons isn't like every player.

He's already made an impact and has earned plenty of respect around NFL circles and for very good reasons, as he's leading all rookies with 9 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss.

He logged 25 tackles (8 for a loss), 6.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hits, and forced two fumbles in November alone.

The Saints still don't know whether Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill will start at QB but regardless, we expect Parsons to keep him on his toes all day long.

They're Getting Healthier

Even though the Cowboys have lost back-to-back games, we feel like we need to add some more context to those losses.

CeeDee Lamb was ruled out with a concussion and Amari Cooper was inactive due to a positive COVID-19 test.

However, both players are expected to be a go for Thursday's clash against the Saints, bolstering an injury-riddled offense.

On top of that, they're also expected to have DeMarcus Lawrence back on the defensive line after missing most of the season with a broken foot.

It's Dak Time

And last but not least, we actually think that head coach Mike McCarthy being out could be a blessing in disguise in this game.

Sean Payton is one of the best coaches in the league and McCarthy has a long history of shooting himself in the foot and overthinking in big games.

With him out, we expect DC Dan Quinn to fully trust Dak Prescott to make adjustments on the line, and we already saw what Matt Ryan was capable of with Quinn as his boss in Atlanta.

The Cowboys Are Still In Control Of Their Fate

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The Saints are a pesky team that won't give up without putting up a big fight, and Sean Payton is better as an underdog than as a favorite.

Then again, the Cowboys should have no trouble getting past them on Thursday to continue widening the gap at the top of the NFC East.

Even with a tough schedule ahead of them, they're still in full control of their destiny and the division is theirs to lose, so expect them tobe highly motivated to be back on track and get a much-needed win.