Stat that mattersWhen Prescott rates 100 or higher in passing efficiency, the Cowboys are 26-1 over the past three-plus seasons. If he has a clean game like the first three games against a defense he should pick apart, the Saints have little shot to win.Cowboys vs. Saints predictionThe Cowboys have too much firepower to finish drives with touchdowns, and then have Ezekiel Elliott play closer in the running game. The Saints won’t be able to stretch the field on the Cowboys, and the visitors will win comfortably on a relatively short road trip.Cowboys 27, Saints 20 Here’s everything to know about betting on Cowboys vs. Saints, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 4.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for ‘’Sunday Night Football’Spread: Cowboys by 2.5Point total: 48Odds: Cowboys -105, Saints -105The Cowboys have been slight road favorites since they covered for the third consecutive game against the Dolphins. The Saints closed the gap with a big upset win at the Seahawks. Cowboys vs. Saints all-time seriesThe Cowboys lead the series 17-12, but the Saints have rallied by winning three of the past five and nine of the past 12. That includes two overtime victories in ’12 and ’15.Three trends to know— 54 percent of bettors are going with the Cowboys to take care of their number and 53 percent have them on the moneyline.— The Saints are 9-4 against the spread and 9-4 straight up against the Cowboys since 1996.— 61 percent like the game to go over the point total. The teams, however, played 13-10 game last season with a healthy Drew Brees, with the Cowboys winning.MORE: Free parlay pick for Cowboys vs. SaintsThree things to watchDak, Amari and who else?The Saints’ secondary has one good cornerback in Marshon Lattimore, but Eli Apple and P.J. Williams have terrible in coverage. Lattimore figures to match up often with top Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper, but that can open things up for speedy deep threat Devin Smith (filling in for injured Michael Gallup) and veteran slot receiver Randall Cobb.Alvin, Michael and who else?Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas are still doing their leading the Saints’ offense thing with Bridgewater in for Drew Brees. But the Cowboys’ bend-but-don’t break defense has linebackers and cornerbacks who can limit the damage. They need someone to step up to help, either wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with a deep shot or two or tight end Jared Cook getting open often on intermediate routes for Bridgewater.Garrett vs. PaytonCowboys coach Jason Garrett and Saints coach Sean Payton know each other well from their previous Cowboys ties. Garrett got the better of Payton last year, but Payton, despite a shorthanded team, got the better of the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll last week. Look for Payton to get creative and aggressive at home to try to throw off the Cowboys’ best-laid game plans. The Cowboys (3-0) will try to finish the first quarter of the season with a perfect record when they travel to play the Saints (3-1) on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 4 (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). Dallas beat New Orleans at home last season to help it surge to a NFC East title during the second half of 2018.The Cowboys’ passing offense has been unstoppable early with Dak Prescott, while the Saints continue with troubles against downfield passing games. The Saints will need more from backup QB Teddy Bridgewater dueling Prescott after making big plays on defense and special teams to win in Week 4.
Leanne Baker, New Zealand, def. Danielle Mills, United States, 6-0, 6-0. Alexandra Stevenson, United States, def. Ashley Weinhold, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4). ATP SAP OPEN RESULTS At HP Pavilion Singles First Round Vince Spadea (8), United States, def. Danai Udomchoke, Thailand, 6-3, 6-4. Bjorn Phau, Germany, def. Konstantinos Economidis, Greece, 6-2, 6-3. Lee Hyung-taik (7), South Korea, def. Phillip King, United States 7-6 (4), 6-3. Doubles First Round Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas (3), United States, def James Blake and Mardy Fish, United States 6-3, 1-6, 10-4 (match tiebreaker). ATP OPEN 13 RESULTS At Palais des Sports Singles First Round Gilles Simon, France, def. Jesse Huta-Galung, Netherlands, 6-1, 6-1. Cyril Saulnier, France, def. David Guez, France, 6-4, 6-2. Fabrice Santoro, France, def. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-3, 3-2, retired. Marcos Baghdatis (7), Cyprus, def. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 6-3, 6-4. Marc Gicquel, France, def. Gael Monfils, France, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5. WTA TOUR PROXIMUS DIAMOND GAMES RESULTS At Sportspaleis Antwerpen Singles First Round Virginie Razzano, France, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, 6-4, 6-1. Sybille Bammer, Austria, def. Caroline Maes, Belgium, 6-2, 6-0. Nathalie Dechy, France, def. Julia Schruff, Germany, 6-1, 6-1. Vera Zvonareva, Russia, def. Lilia Osterloh, United States, 6-1, 6-0. Olga Poutchkova, Russia, def. Severine Bremond, France, 7-6 (2), retired. Elena Likhovtseva, Russia, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-4, 6-1. Tatiana Golovin, France, def. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-0, 6-2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOMEN’S USTA-BOSTON SCIENTIFIC RESULTS At Fort Snelling Tennis and Learning Center Angelika Bachmann, Germany, def. Milagros Sequera (1), Venezuela, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. Rosana De Los Rios, Paraguay, def. Ivana Abramovic (5), Croatia, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Mervana Jugic-Salkic, Bosnia, def. Natalie Grandin (7), South Africa, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. Angela Haynes (8), United States, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 7-6(1), 6-4. Antonella Serra Zanetti, Italy, def. Lindsay Lee-Waters, United States, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Singles First Round