Cowboys vs Saints Week 13: History, players to watch, gut prediction

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Cowboys vs Saints: Weather Outlook

Location: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Stadium Type: Dome, turf

Predicted Forecast: High of 74, low of 57, partly sunny and nice, winds of 6-7mph with gusts 8-9mph

Not that the weather is going to have any factor on this game as it is in a dome, but man, that is a gorgeous day down in New Orleans. That makes me want to hit up Bourbon Street for a little pregame tailgate and enjoy myself.

Well, maybe not. I spent four days on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras as a 21-year-old with five of my college teammates. I think I still might be recovering from that trip. But, if you get the chance to experience Mardi Gras, absolutely do it. Worth every single second.

I personally will only refer to it as “The Superdome” forever. Sort of like the Sears Tower in Chicago. I refuse to call it the Willis Tower. Once a name is made up in my mind, it is that for the eternity of time and nothing will make me recognize the new name.

Nonetheless, this place will be rocking on Thursday night in primetime.  The Saints always have the energy turned up in here and that should only increase being a primetime game against the Cowboys. The offense will need to weather the storm early and look to convert a few first downs to silence the crowd.

An early three-&-out or turnover could have the Cowboys in for a long evening. The Cowboys would also be smart to utilize some pre-snap motions a bit more to hush the crowd and work in some change of pace snaps. Sneak in a few plays of breaking the huddle and snapping on the first word said to catch the defense napping. Any little thing can help against a loud crowd.

Dak Prescott bounced back last week and has command of the offense once again. I suspect him to handle the noise just fine and stabilize the entire unit when things get loud.