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Drew Brees gets touchdown pass No. 400 in style as he leads the Saints to an OT victory over the Cowboys. Brees joins Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Peyton Manning as only QBs to accomplish the feat.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

SAINTS 26, COWBOYS 20 (final): The good feelings of a fourth-down touchdown catch by Terrance Williams could last only so long. With some luck the Cowboys got to overtime but it didn't last long with C.J. Spiller's 80-yard TD on the second play of overtime. The Cowboys have lost two straight and welcome New England to AT&T Stadium next week.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

SAINTS 26, COWBOYS 20 (FINAL, OT): The Saints (1-3) finally won their first game by finally getting an explosive play and finally working C.J. Spiller into the offense. After a quiet start to his season, Spiller caught the game-winning 80-yard TD pass in overtime to make up for the Saints' missed 30-yard field goal late in regulation.

Final: Saints 26, Cowboys 20 (OT)

  • NO: D. Brees: 33-41, 359 yards, 2 TDs
  • NO: C. Spiller: 5 catches, 99 yards, GW TD
  • DAL: B. Weeden: 16-26, 246 yards, 1 TD
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Fair to say the Cowboys season may have been saved by the left upright inside the Superdome? Zack Hocker's 30-yard try clanged off the bar and the game is headed to overtime.

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Saints' Zach Hocker misses 30-yard field goal off left upright with a chance to win first game of the year. They're heading to overtime against Cowboys now.


Hocker's 30-yard FG is NO GOOD! Wow. What a game. #DALvsNO 20-20. We're going to OT.

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Terrance Williams held without a catch last week vs. Atlants and comes up with a fourth down TD catch to keep Cowboys alive. Gutsy throw by Brandon Weeden too.

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Brandon Weeden has not played like backup QB who has lost league-high 9 straight starts. Game-tying TD to Terrance Williams on 4th-and-7

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Saints lean on their RBs to take 20-13 lead over Cowboys. 9-yard pass to Spiller, runs of 15 and 8 yards by Ingram, 1-yard TD by Robinson. Have a chance at their first win of the season with less than 7 minutes remaining.

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