NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Fans of the New Orleans Saints support their team during their 38-17 win against the New England Patriots at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
In anticipation of this, the team has practiced this week to a blaring soundtrack of simulated crowd noise. Whether or not this will help is debatable. New England came in prepared. So did those New York Giants. Then they were slapped around, each losing by 21.
Dallas is 2-5 at the venue in their history.
But linebacker Keith Brooking, who played in the Superdome more than a few times as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, relishes the opportunity. Beyond that, he has a message for the Who Dat Nation: “Bring it on.”
“I’m very familiar with the Superdome, I’ve played quite a few games there, and you have to go for their heart,” Brooking said. “You have to take the life out of them very early and that’s going to be key for us defensively. I think that falls on our shoulders.
“If we can set the tone defensively, take the life out of them, go for their heart, that’s going to go a long way and let them know that we’re going to be there all day long.”