Dallas Cowboys beat Saints for first win in three years
NEW YORK — The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New Orleans Saints in their first playoff game since 2009.
Dallas took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and scored on its first offensive play of the game.
New Orleans answered with a touchdown in the third quarter, but the Cowboys answered with consecutive field goals to take the lead for good.
Dallas responded with a field goal in the fourth quarter to tie the score and seal the victory.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott made two field goals and was sacked on his second attempt, but it was a big step for the Cowboys, who have won eight of their last nine games.
They had won six straight against the Saints before losing their first postseason game in the last nine years.