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Mailbag: Under-The-Radar Player vs. Saints?


Hey guys, who's an under-the-radar player on offense, defense or special teams who needs to play well in order for the Cowboys to get out of the Superdome with a win? Thanks. – MIKE S / DALLAS, TX

Bryan: Connor Williams can't have a bad game. This line is going to need to protect and run the ball successfully if they're going to win. The Saints know they can attack him. 

Rob: How about Devin Smith? Still no Michael Gallup this week, even though Stephen Jones told us last Sunday he's optimistic Gallup will be back sooner than later. Dak Prescott has spread the ball around to his receivers through three games, including that 51-yard touchdown to Smith in Week 2. The Saints have talent in the secondary, but it's worth noting they're 31st in explosive plays allowed (20 yards or more), including 14 in the passing game.

Having defensive end Robert Quinn back certainly helps, but if Tyrone Crawford and Antwaun Woods aren't available, do you see the Saints attacking us by going at our defensive tackles with the running game? - PAUL CLARK / PLANO, TX

Rob: Alvin Kamara is definitely being featured as a between-the-tackles runner in addition to his pass-catching prowess. I thought Christian Covington was active playing nose tackle alongside Maliek Collins against the Dolphins. Trysten Hill will need to give them some quality snaps again. The Cowboys have been much better against the run the last two games and that will be critical again.

Bryan: The Saints are going after this line regardless. They're going to protect Teddy Bridgewater and running the ball is the best way to do that.

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