Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17

AP

The big plays to Dez Bryant were pretty,

But the Cowboys haven’t made enough of the small ones, and the Saints have taken the lead late in the third quarter.

Taking advantage of a DeMarco Murray fumble deep in his own territory, the Saints went up 24-17 on a Drew Brees touchdown pass to Pierre Thomas.

The Cowboys are comfortable coming back, but if they have any aspirations beyond the regular season, they’ll need to look better than they do against a poor Saints defense.