Not to be outdone, Taysom Hill returned to work in an effort to defend himself as a permanent starter for the Saints, and he enlisted the help of wide Lil’Jordan Humphrey on a 24-yard touchdown to open the second quarter. But just when you thought it would turn into a barn burner, things cooled offensively again, and the Cowboys currently maintain a six-point lead that the Saints hope they can prevent from becoming something else – especially since Dallas will have the first offensive possession of the second half.
Hill and the Saints threatened to touch terror for the second time in the first half, but rookie sensation Micah Parsons and the Cowboys defense wouldn’t. Parsons stepped back in cover on second and 10 of the Dallas 26-yard line to deliver a pass that landed almost harmlessly on the turf, if not for safety Jayron Kearse diving while simultaneously sliding both feet to get an interception thunderbolt on the Dallas 5-yard line, grabbing a takeout that served as Hill’s punch.
All the Saints want to do is keep him close enough to strike late, but the Cowboys are looking to make a statement.
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