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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Saints 30, Cowboys 27

By Pat Yasinskas

ARLINGTON, Texas -- I'm heading downstairs for interviews and will be back with more later. But, first, a quick Rapid Reaction on New Orleans' 30-27 victory against Dallas.

What it means: In one of the craziest games in a franchise with a history of craziness, the Saints came out on top. They led by as much as 17 points and fell behind in the fourth quarter before coming back to win. This puts them at 8-3, a half game behind the Atlanta Falcons who face Green Bay on Sunday. The Falcons lead the NFC South with an 8-2 record.

Heroes: Malcolm Jenkins, Drew Brees and Lance Moore. Jenkins stripped a ball away from Roy Williams as the Cowboys were on the verge of putting the game away. Brees and Moore hooked up on a 12-yard touchdown pass after the Saints drove down the field following Williams' fumble.

Near goats: Reggie Bush, Devery Henderson and Jimmy Graham. Bush, making his return after sitting out games with a broken leg, dropped two passes and lost a fumble on a punt return to give Dallas a touchdown. Graham was unable to hold onto two catchable balls and was called for being offsides on a fourth-quarter punt. Henderson dropped a perfect deep pass from Brees as the Saints were trying to come back late in the game.

What's next: The Saints travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals next Sunday.