There are plenty of ways to describe the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 loss to the Saints last November in New Orleans, in which Drew Brees and co. set an NFL record with 40 first downs.
According to head coach Jason Garrett, though, the game was also a teaching moment for his players.
"I think it's probably more of a teaching tool," Garrett said this week, per ESPN Dallas. "You watch the tape and you try to evaluate just like you would any other previous experience you would have with a team. If you can get anything from it, from a scheme standpoint or a personnel standpoint, you certainly try to use that. It was not a good game for us. Their team is different. Our team is different. We’re focused on this game on Sunday."
At 2-1, and playing noticeably better defense than a year ago, the Cowboys will get their shot at redemption on their home turf on Sunday Night Football this week.
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