Great Drew Brees throw beats Cowboys

November, 25, 2010
11/25/10
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The go-ahead touchdown came on a fantastic throw from Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees threw a 12-yard touchdown pass on a slant to Lance Moore with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter to give the Saints a 30-27 lead over the Cowboys.

Brees' throw went over the heads of safety Gerald Sensabaugh and cornerback Mike Jenkins. Moore ran a nice route inside, and Sensabugh bit slightly on the play action. Moore got behind both Sensabaugh and Jenkins, but it was still a difficult throw to make because an underthrown ball might have gotten picked off.

"Anything over would have been out of bounds," Jenkins said. "He made a heck of a throw."

Brees, who threw for 352 yards, said he was going to Moore the entire way.

"You could potentially get a lot of different looks and actually they gave us a look that really wasn't the ideal look," Brees said. "But that is where the trust factor comes in. I know that he is going to make a right [read], and he did a good job of getting open through traffic and gave me a place to get the ball through and get the touchdown."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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