Saints Three and Out

1. PICKING AND GRINNING: With four interceptions against the Bucs on Sunday, the Saints have 14 this season — their most since getting 26 in 2009. They had only nine picks each of the last two seasons.

2. MOORE IS GOOD: Saints wide receiver Lance Moore had four catches last week, pushing his career total to 301. The seven-year veteran became the 22nd undrafted player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to reach 300.

3. HOME ON THE RANGE?: Palatial Cowboys Stadium hasn’t been a big advantage since the Cowboys went 6-2 in their first season in 2009. They’re only 11-12 since then, however, with a 4-3 mark this season.

WHO HAS THE EDGE

Offense — Saints

Defense — Cowboys

Special teams — Even

Intangibles — Cowboys

PREDICTION

The Cowboys need this one if they want to stay in the hunt for the NFC East title. They have much more to play for, and a win could set up a showdown with the Redskins next week. But the Saints aren’t going to go down easy.

COWBOYS 28, SAINTS 26

Sheldon Mickles