A Southern 2 Step, Cowboys vs Saints Rivalry

These two teams have had a very interesting rivalry record wise. From inception, the Cowboys were dominant against the Saints. Over the past decade and a half, New Orleans has dominated the series. Let’s take a look at some moments of this rivalry.

  • Dallas holds the series record 16-11
  • Both teams faced each other twice in 1967 & 1969, Dallas won all four meetings
  • The Cowboys were 14-3 record wise until 1994. Since then the Saints are 8-2
  • Former Cowboys Offensive Coordinator and potential heir to Bill Parcells is the current head coach of the Saints, Sean Payton
  • The Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson used to play for the Saints for one season
  • Current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was tutored by Sean Payton when both were on the Giants
  • Rob Ryan was the former Cowboys defensive coordinator for one season and is now the defensive coordinator for the Saints
  • Dallas is wearing their blue jerseys in New Orleans for the first time since 1971. The Cowboys lost that game 24-14
  • In 2013, the Saints had an NFL record 40 first downs in the dismantling of the Cowboys