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CONTENTS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Featured Saint

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GAMEDAY ALL INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 9/24/19

EDITORS

Justin Macione, Topher Balfer ART DIRECTOR

Ali Sullivan

CONTRIBUTORS

Davis Friend, Leslie Gamboni, Evan Meyers, Hannah Martin, Layne Murdoch, Sam Shannon, Chase Whales PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael C. Hebert, Layne Murdoch VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Colleen Monaghan

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

Alyssa Copeland, Brooke LeBlanc Genusa ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

Shelby Harper

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Emily Andras

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS

Rosa Balaguer, Meghan Rooney TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Lane Brocato

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER & IN STADIUM SALES

John Holzer

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Todd Matherne PRESIDENT

Alan Campell

4 Tonight’s Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS

6 Saints News 10 Owner Gayle Benson 14 Head Coach Sean Payton 22 Executive and Coaching Staff

Errol Laborde

64 Players 71 Alphabetical Roster

34  Player Personnel

78 Depth Chart

36 2019 Staff Directory

80 Statistics

38  Mercedes-Benz Superdome Facts & Seating Chart 40  Saintsation Spotlight

DALLAS

44 Game Preview 48 Players to Watch 50 Featured Saint 54 Super Bowl XLIV Alumni Update

72 Head Coach & Key Players

56 Photo Gallery

77 Alphabetical Roster

62 Fun Facts

79 Depth Chart

88 Final Frame

84 Statistics

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TONIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT

ANTHEM

IVAN NEVILLE

With more than 35 years’ experience behind him, Ivan Neville is one of the most celebrated Crescent City artists. The accomplished singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist leads the acclaimed band, Dumpstaphunk, and has loaned his talents to the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt and, of course, the Neville Brothers. At the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival last May, Neville was honored with the inaugural Songbook Award for his ongoing contributions to contemporary music.

SAINTS PRO SHOP FEATURED ITEMS Sideline Collection

SAINTS HALL OF FAME

50/50 RAFFLE & COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Former Saints cornerback Randall Gay, who played with the club from 2008-10 will meet with fans and sign autographs at the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

PRE-GAME ENTERTAINMENT Color Guard – Louisiana State Police American Flag Unveiling – Community Coffee & Fantennial Weekend Participants Saints Flags Unveiling – Saints Season Ticket Holders

TONIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT Saintsations Gumbo & Jr. Gumbo Sir Saint Fat City Drum Corps Storyville Jazz Band Saints Flag Crew Dixie Beer Saints Legend Interview with Willie Roaf

HALFTIME St. Amant High School Marching Band Featuring PJ Mortont

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Hancock Whitney Jr. Captain Copeland’s Jr. Tee Retrievers Ochsner Hero People’s Health Champion Ticketmaster Seat Upgrade Rouses Tackle Your Tailgate Energy Transfer Community Protectors Chevron Teacher of the Week Entergy Lineman Zatarain’s NOLA Neighborhoods Raising Cane’s Jr. Gumbo Coca-Cola/Rouses Cash Catch

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Second Harvest Food Bank

Raffle Tickets - 3 for $5, 10 for $10, 80 for $20

SAINTS ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DIRECTOR GAME DAY STAFF PA ANNOUNCER HOSTS MUSIC COORDINATOR VIDEO PRODUCTION STORYVILLE JAZZ BAND IN-STADIUM DJ CHAMPIONS SQUARE DJ

Joshua Richardson Kyle Campbell Alex Schweppe Kyle Huber Kelsey Hamilton Cal Abadin Jeff Gapultos Tiffany Hammond Amy Winchester Craig Howat Chip Howat Caitlin Fournier Danielle Walker Brandi Broussard Mark Romig Mike Hoss Carley McCord Kyle Curley James Crosbie Shota Hashimoto Brianna Latino Jonathan Mahody Seth Lewis Jaimee Banks Gabriel Garza Ryan Micklin Bruce Hirstius & Gregg Paretti DJ Raj Smoove DJ G Cue

SAINTSATIONS DIRECTOR COACH COORDINATORS

Ashley Deaton Maggie Dewitt Sara Anderson Kelly Dupont Marshe Washington


SAINTS NEWS

BY SAM SHANNON

TWO NEW ORLEANIANS CAPTURE 8TH ANNUAL SAINTS KICKOFF PRESENTED BY CHEVRON

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he eighth annual Saints Kickoff Run presented by Chevron took place Saturday, Sept. 7 with Aaron Albert and Michelle Parks winning the men’s and women’s divisions. The 5k (3.1-mile) race swapped the start and finish lines this year as the race started at the 50-yard line in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and finished in Champions Square. The 5k race was followed by a Saints Kids Fun Run presented by Raising Cane’s. The half-mile course also started at the 50-yard-line and finished at Champions Square. Proceeds from the event benefit both Young Leadership Council (YLC) and New Orleans Mission. This year’s race had more than 7,000 participants. Following the race, participants enjoyed live entertainment, products provided by Coca-Cola, Community Coffee and Gatorade, a beer garden and Zatarain’s jambalaya in Champions Square. All participants received an official race shirt presented by Entergy and a finisher’s medal. Gumbo and Sir Saint, the club’s mascots, were in attendance to cheer on participants. “It was beautiful,” said Albert, who is originally from Baton Rouge and recently moved to New Orleans after living in Arizona for a

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period of time. “I’m more than happy to bring a win back to the city, of course representing Louisiana. Running through the city was amazing. I’ve been gone for a while, and I’m so happy to be back.” Albert set a personal record of 14 minutes, 49 seconds. “Today was supposed to be a rust-buster,” Albert said. “Just kind of getting back into

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the rhythm of racing, but I ended up PR-ing (Personal Record). So, I guess you could call a PR a rust-buster.” Parks, a New Orleans native, won the women’s division in 18:07. “This is the first of my series of races that I have planned for the rest of the year, so it was a good way to start off the racing year,” Parks said. “I was kind of super surprised at how many people actually came out, so next year I will probably come 30 minutes earlier. I guess it just goes to show you how much people love the Saints.” With the conclusion of its eighth year, the Saints Kickoff Run presented by Chevron has quickly evolved into a citywide tradition as fans welcome the start of the Saints’ regular season. Runners take to the streets of New Orleans to celebrate football and engage in a healthy and positive charitable activity. “Chevron is once again proud to partner with the Saints on the ‘Back to Football’ run,” said Leah Brown of Chevron. “There are a lot of runs in this city, but this is the best 5k. It’s about fun, it’s about community, it’s about partnership. It’s a great way to support the community and kickoff football season.”


SAINTS NEWS

BY JUSTIN MACIONE

SAINTS CELEBRATE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

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n Sunday, September 8, the day before New Orleans’ season-opening 30-28 win over the Houston Texans, the Saints hosted the 2019 Little League World Series Championship team at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. The Eastbank little league squad of 11 and 12-year olds, based in River Ridge, which adjoins the Saints practice facility, visited the team after a triumphant summer. The team advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. after capturing several qualifying tournaments. The squad lost their first game in the LLWS to Hawaii but fought through the loser’s bracket to win the championship. The club would raise the championship trophy after defeating Curacao, Venezuela 8-0 in the final. Upon coming to the facility for the club’s Sunday walk-through, the players and coaching staff received a tour of the team’s practice area. In the team meeting room, they received a congratulatory video message from Houston Astros all-star infielder Alex Bregman. They then assembled in the team’s indoor practice facility to view walk-through and take part in the practice’s last play. In the post-practice huddle, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton introduced and commended the team, and several Saints met with the players and signed autographs for them.

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OWNERSHIP

GAYLE BENSON OWNER

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ayle Benson provides leadership for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans as Owner, succeeding her husband, Tom Benson, who passed away on March 15, 2018, after serving as the Owner of the Saints since 1985 and the Pelicans franchise since 2012. The New Orleans native is an accomplished business professional and philanthropist with strong ties to the local community and who is dedicated to contributing to the growth and enhancement of the Gulf South region. Mr. and Mrs. Benson worked together to build championship-level NBA and NFL organizations, housed in state-of-the-art facilities at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, while making a positive impact in the community away from the football field and basketball court as well. With the Saints franchise under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Benson, the team has reached new heights since 2006, when they entrusted Executive-Vice President/General Manger Mickey Loomis to hire Sean Payton as head coach and sign unrestricted free agent quarterback Drew Brees. Since those moves, the franchise has reached its highest point of success, posting a 133-89 record from 200618, featuring seven playoff berths, five division titles, three NFC Championship appearances and the Super Bowl XLIV title. Off-the-field, the completely renovated Mercedes-Benz

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Superdome’s been sold-out on a season ticket basis for every campaign since 2006, with a waiting list of over 73,000 people and 136 consecutive sellouts going into 2019. The club has also positioned itself as a leader in the community, assisting with the recovery from several disasters, while also working to enhance the region as a whole. In Mrs. Benson’s first season of ownership in 2018, New Orleans advanced to the NFC Championship for the first time since the 2009 campaign and finished the year capturing back-to-back division titles for the first time in franchise history. The team also posted a 7-1 record on the road and 6-2 mark at home during the regular season, tying a single-season record and tying for the NFL lead in wins away from home. Following in the footsteps of her late husband, who played a significant role in the city of New Orleans hosting five Super Bowls during his ownership and wielded extensive influence and respect among owners with a long tenure as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Mrs. Benson has become instrumental with her influence and leadership in league issues, serving on the Audit, Business Ventures and Hall of Fame Committees. She helped the city land Super Bowl LVIII to be played in 2024, which will mark the 11th time that Louisiana and the Crescent City will serve as a host, tying with Miami for the most Super Bowls by a host city. The economic impact of Super Bowl XLVII, played in 2013, which Mr. Benson successfully campaigned for, was $480 million, not to mention the exposure and charitable contributions the NFL makes during Super Bowl week that extends for generations. Mrs. Benson’s committed to continuing to bring Super Bowls to New Orleans and to improving the game at the league level. In the 2019 offseason she was influential at the League meetings in the passage of a rules change expanding the instant replay review and challenge process.

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Immediately upon Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s purchase of the former Hornets franchise from the NBA in 2012, construction began on a state-of-the-art basketball practice facility to house the entire organization together, and the franchise would also be rebranded as the Pelicans. Through agreements with the State of Louisiana upon the purchase of the Pelicans, the Smoothie King Center has undergone a complete renovation since the 2012 purchase, featuring a new center-hung HD scoreboard, which debuted in 2015, along with several additional fan upgrades. Through this commitment, NBA All-Star Weekend was awarded to New Orleans in 2014 and 2017, making the city one of just six current NBA markets to host the mid-season event at least three times. Mrs. Benson has overseen a significant overhaul of the Pelicans organization in 2019. In April, she hired Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin. Griffin has made several key hires to the Pelicans basketball staff in General Manager Trajan Langdon, Vice President of Basketball Operations/Team Development Swin Cash and Vice President of Player Care and Performance Aaron Nelson. Through the support of these organizational improvements by Mrs. Benson, combined with New Orleans winning the NBA Draft Lottery and selecting the 2019 Associated Press College Player of the Year in Duke forward Zion Williamson with the first overall pick, the Pelicans have established a solid foundation for 2019-20 and beyond. Community investment and giving back have been hallmarks of Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s ownership of the Saints and Pelicans. This tradition continues under Mrs. Benson’s stewardship as she has further enriched the New Orleans community through her support to causes in the health and wellness, cancer care, education, arts and faith-based sectors.


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OWNERSHIP As dedicated corporate citizens, the Saints and Pelicans annually put millions of dollars back into the community in financial support, in-kind donations, charitable appearances and donations of goods and services. Mrs. Benson’s philanthropic leadership has been recognized far and wide since becoming Owner. In March 2018, she and Mr. Benson (posthumously), received a Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award from Tulane University, honoring those who have demonstrated service, volunteer involvement and commitment to Tulane and their hometown communities. In September, 2018, she was inducted into the University of New Orleans’ Hall of Distinction, along with her late husband posthumously. In 2015, the couple were honored by the regional chapter of the Anti-Defamation League with the A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award. In 2014, Mrs. Benson was honored by the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice with its Weiss Award, recognizing achievement for exceptional civic and humanitarian contributions. In March, Mrs. Benson received two important educational honors. She was honored by Xavier University of Louisiana with the Sister Maris Stella “Women of Faith” Award and was recognized by the United Negro College Fund with the group’s MASKED Award, for her support of educational opportunities for all. In May, Mrs. Benson was honored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame with its 2019 Distinguished American Award and the National World War II Museum selected her as an American Spirit Medallion recipient. In June, the Greater New Orleans Foundation honored Mrs. Benson with the organization’s Spark Plug Award, given to an individual whose philanthropy in the greater New Orleans community has been exemplary. In addition to serving on the boards of several local educational institutions and the New Orleans Museum of Art, Mrs. Benson also is a member of the Audubon Commission, which oversees the Audubon Nature Institute. Mrs. Benson has been a longtime trusted and valued member of the local Catholic community, reflecting her deep faith. She’s

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served on Archbishop’s Community Appeal campaigns for four different Archbishops over the course of the past 30 years. She has worked tirelessly with the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Catholic Charities organization and its umbrella agencies that feature nearly 50 programs and three affiliated ministries that deliver health and human services to the poor and vulnerable in the eight civil parishes which the Archdiocese serves, as well as food and nutrition services statewide. Mrs. Benson has also worked closely with St. Louis Cathedral’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program, as well as with the same program at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Mrs. Benson’s support of the Church has been recognized on numerous occasions. She has received the Medal of the Order of St. Louis Award for her dedication to the Church. In 2010, she became an Honorary Oblate of Mary Immaculate. She holds a leadership role after being inducted as Dame Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. In 2012, Mr. and Mrs. Benson received from Pope Benedict XVI the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award-for outstanding service to the Church and the Pontiff, the highest Papal award granted to a lay person. In recognition of their longstanding support of Catholic education, the couple also received the 2010 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. Mrs. Benson began her professional career in 1968 as a manager for noted New York-based costume jeweler Celebrity Jewelry, overseeing and managing the daily operation of over 40 sales associates. She then branched out into real estate development, which allowed her to successfully integrate her passion for interior design with property management. Her first real estate transaction occurred in 1978 when she purchased a home in New Orleans’s Irish Channel and then sold the property eight months later after extensive restoration. She would go on to purchase, manage and eventually sell several more properties, primarily in the city’s Uptown district. In 1975, Mrs. Benson began a 30-year career in the design industry, a business where she achieved tremendous success. Throughout the course of her interior design career she was recognized with numer-

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ous professional awards and served as an inaugural member on the Louisiana State Board of Licensing for Interior Designers for four years. She directed numerous major design efforts with her clients, including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, several of the city’s most prestigious hotels, local supermarket chains and automobile dealerships. In 2000, Mrs. Benson worked with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on renovations to the iconic New Orleans landmark’s third and fourth level public spaces, in addition to renovations on select suites. She also owned and developed a commercial real estate building on the corner of Laurel and Octavia Streets, a women’s clothing private enterprise called “Toujours la Ligne” and a designer’s showroom called “Designers Resource” which served as a wholesale location for designers and architects seeking to purchase fabric, wall coverings and accessories. The Men of Fashion Committee recognized Mrs. Benson during her career as one of the “Top Ten Best Dressed Women in New Orleans”. In addition to her ownership of the Saints and Pelicans, Mrs. Benson established GMB Racing Stables in 2014 with an initial purchase of seven colts and hiring three veteran trainers, all with Louisiana ties. In 2016, two of the thoroughbreds, Mo Tom and Tom’s Ready participated in the Kentucky Derby. Her Lone Sailor horse ran in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. She owns Benson Farm at Greenwood Lodge in Lexington, Ky, a 1,000-acre farm. She also serves as the Owner of three local automotive dealerships, Best Chevrolet, Cadillac of New Orleans and Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans, Dixie Brewing company and recently partnered to purchase the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Mrs. Benson was born in New Orleans and grew up in Old Algiers. She began her education in Catholic schools and in 1966 graduated from Martin Behrman High School. In May, she received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola University New Orleans, where she was the commencement speaker at the school’s 2019 graduation ceremony. She also received an honorary degree, serving as the 2015 Our Lady of Holy Cross College’s commencement keynote speaker. Mr. and Mrs. Benson married on October 29, 2004 at the Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.


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STAFF - HEAD COACH

SEAN PAYTON HEAD COACH

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ince he was hired as head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Sean Payton has established himself as one of the most successful coaches in the NFL. Payton has led the Saints to seven playoff berths, five NFC South division titles and in 2009 captured the franchise’s first World Championship with a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Payton’s 126 combined regular season and postseason wins in his NFL head coaching career are tied for the 31st most in NFL history. He has a 126-80 overall record (.611), including an 8-6 postseason mark (.571) after the franchise had won only one playoff game prior to his arrival. Payton holds the club’s top win total and winning percentage for a head coach. In all, Payton-led teams have claimed five division championships and have recorded seven seasons with ten-or-more wins. As Payton enters the 2019 campaign, he continues to represent the Saints as the model of stability — not only within the NFC South, as he is the longest tenured head coach within the division, but also within the NFL as only New England’s Bill Belichick (2000) has been with his team longer. Payton is also one of just seven active coaches to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory. The others are Belichick, Seattle’s Pete Carroll, Oakland’s Jon Gruden (with Tampa Bay in 2002), Baltimore’s John Harbaugh, Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson and Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin. Payton’s presided over the NFL’s most prolific offense since his arrival, leading the league in net yards per game in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, and finishing first in scoring in 2008 and 2009. These are the only six times the Saints have led the NFL in offense. Ranking in the top ten offensively every season since Payton arrived, the Saints have the third-longest

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streak (13 seasons) in the NFL since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In team history, the Saints have scored at least 45 points on 24 separate occasions with 20 of these outputs occurring under Payton’s watch, including three times in 2018. Defensively, New Orleans has finished in the top five twice (2010 and 2013). He has also sent a total of 52 selections to the Pro Bowl and earned the honor of coaching the NFC squad following the 2006 and 2017 seasons. In 2018, Payton led the Saints to back-toback division titles for the first time, as New Orleans captured the NFC South with a 13-3 record, including 7-1 on the road, capturing homefield advantage for the postseason, making his five division titles fourth among active head coaches. The Black and Gold excelled on offense, defense and special teams under Payton’s leadership in advancing to the NFC Championship game for the first time since 2009. The offense ranked first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (26), third in scoring (31.5 ppg.) and sixth in rushing (126.6 ypg.). New Orleans’ 61 touchdowns were tied for second-most in the league, while the signal-callers’ seven interceptions, a franchise-low, were tied for second-fewest. The Saints defense ranked second in opponent rushing yards par game (80.2 avg.) and opponent yards per carry (3.6 avg.) and tied for fifth in sacks (49). The Saints led the NFL in net punting average (43.2), while the coverage units’ 60 punt return yards surrendered was a leaguelow and the fifth lowest total since 1978. QB Drew Brees completed 364-of489 passes (74.4%) for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns, only five interceptions and a league-best and career-high 115.7 rating, becoming the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader. Brees’ completion percentage set an NFL record. His five picks were his lowest total as a Saint. WR Michael Thomas shattered the club records in receptions and receiving yardage, posting an NFL-best 125 catches for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns. RB Alvin Kamara had a club-best 1,592 total yards from scrimmage, tied the club record with 18 touchdowns and set a team mark with 14 rushing. DE Cameron Jordan led the Saints with 12 sacks and CB

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Marshon Lattimore had a club-best five takeaways in the regular season, followed by two interceptions in the NFC Divisional Playoff win over Philadelphia. On special teams, P Thomas Morstead had a league-best 43.2 net punting average and K Wil Lutz drilled a club-record 26 consecutive field goals. A club-record eight Saints were named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad: T Terron Armstead, Brees, Jordan, Kamara, G Andrus Peat, Thomas, C Max Unger and G Larry Warford. The 2017 Saints produced an 11-5 regular season record, producing their first playoff berth since 2013, behind a squad that led by Brees offensively and Jordan defensively featured seven players selected to the Pro Bowl, previously tied for the most in club history and four draft picks selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team, two more than any other club. In Kamara and Lattimore, the 2017 Saints were the first team to have both the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year since 1967. New Orleans, one of three NFC South teams to make the postseason, upended Carolina (11-5) and Atlanta (10-6) to finish first in the division and advanced to the Divisional Playoff round after capturing a 31-26 Wild Card victory over the Panthers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints’ bid to reach the NFC Championship game was cut short in Minnesota, where New Orleans fell to the Vikings 29-24, after coming back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to hold a 24-23 fourth quarter lead during a thrilling battle. Offensively, New Orleans was the only team to rank in the top five in the NFL in both rushing yards per game (129.4) and net passing yards per game (261.8), while giving up only 20 sacks, the second lowest total in the league and turning the ball over a franchise-low 18 times. Brees was selected to his club-record tenth Pro Bowl as a Saint as he completed 386-of536 passes (72.0%) with 23 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 103.9 rating. Mark Ingram II, Kamara and Thomas provided additional highlights on offense. Kamara led the team with 1,544 total yards from scrimmage, seventh in the NFL, as he carried 120 times for 728 yards with eight


STAFF - HEAD COACH touchdowns and led NFL running backs in receiving yardage with 82 grabs for 826 yards and five touchdowns. His 6.1 yards per carry led the NFL. Adding a 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Week 17, the longest play in club history, he set the club rookie record for touchdowns (14). Ingram ranked second on the club with 1,540 total yards from scrimmage as he and Kamara became the first running back duo in NFL history to each reach 1,500 yards. Ingram led the team in rushing with 230 carries for a career-high 1,124 yards and career-best 12 touchdowns. Thomas set a club record with 104 receptions for 1,245 yards and five scores. Brees, Ingram, Kamara, Thomas and Warford were named to the Pro Bowl. The Saints defense saw improvement in virtually every major statistical category. New Orleans moved up ten spots in total defense, including from 32nd to 15th against the pass. After ranking 31st in opponent points per game in 2016, New Orleans moved up to tenth in 2017, surrendering only 20.4 points per game. Led by Jordan, a first-team Associated Press All-Pro who posted a career-high 13 sacks, New Orleans racked up 42 takedowns (tied for seventh in the NFL). Lattimore, who led NFL rookies with five interceptions, joined Jordan as a Pro Bowl selection. On special teams, New Orleans ranked sixth in the NFL in kickoff return average (22.9), as Kamara brought back the team’s first kickoff for a touchdown since 2009 and K Wil Lutz tied the single-season franchise record with 31 field goals. In 2016, Payton had the Saints in playoff contention right until Week 16 despite season-ending injuries to four Week One starters. Rebounding from a 0-3 start, the Saints won four of their next five contests to get right back in the middle of the postseason picture. Payton accomplished the balancing act of adding youth to his squad while keeping the Saints in the thick of the playoff hunt, which would pay off with a breakthrough campaign in 2017. He nurtured the on-field growth of rookie and second-year players, including S Vonn Bell, Lutz, DT David Onyemata, Peat, DT Sheldon Rankins and Thomas, each of who have played significant roles for an emerging team. He also fostered impressive production from veteran players such as Brees, Ingram, Jordan, LB Craig Robertson, T Zach Strief and Unger. The offense finished first in the NFL for the sixth time under Payton’s direction (426.0 ypg.), leading the league in passing (317.1 ypg.), third down conversion rate (48.6), first downs (395) and yards after the catch (2,439). The offense was

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led by Brees, who completed 471-of-673 passes (70.0%) for 5,208 yards with 37 touchdowns and a 101.7 passer rating, leading the NFL in passing yardage for the seventh time and surpassing 5,000 yards for the fifth time. Ingram became the first Saint with 1,000 yards rushing (1,043) since 2006, Thomas, who set club rookie receiving records with a team-high 92 grabs for 1,137 yards with nine touchdowns, combined with fellow wideout Brandin Cooks (1,173 yards) to give New Orleans only the second offense in NFL history that featured a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. Defensively, a young unit moved in the right direction, surrendering only 90.6 rushing yards per game, and ranking sixth in the NFL over the final 13 weeks of the season, allowing under 100 yards rushing in eight games, the fewest in a single season since 2013 (seven). Jordan

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both started every game up front for the Saints and led the team with eight sacks. Robertson, signed in the offseason, opened all 15 games he appeared in and posted a career-high and team-high 131 tackles. Rankins posted four sacks in nine contests. Bell led the secondary with 98 stops. After a slow start to the 2015 campaign, a team that featured 17 players who had not appeared in a regular season contest prior to the season opener won three of their last four games and finished 7-9, making strides in all phases. A high powered, quick-striking offense held its place among the elite in the NFL as the Saints finished second in the NFL in total net yards per game (403.8) and first in net passing yards per game (310.6), third down conversion rate (47.7%) and first downs (381). While maintaining their explosive profile, the offense reduced their turnovers from 30 in 2014 to only 19 in 2015. Brees completed


STAFF - HEAD COACH 428-of-627 passes (68.3%) for an NFL-best 4,870 yards, 32 touchdowns and a 101.0 passer rating. Cooks enjoyed a breakout campaign, leading the team with 84 receptions for 1,138 yards with nine touchdowns. Defensively, the Saints had six players with no prior NFL experience start games for the club in 2015 and the development showed towards the end of the season when they surrendered under 20 points in two of their final four contests. Of the club’s 21 defensive takeaways, nine were by players in their first year. Jordan reached double-digit sacks for the second time in his career and represented the Saints at the Pro Bowl. An opportunistic special teams unit scored two touchdowns, their most since 2008 and tied for the group’s most since Payton took over in 2006. They also scored the first defensive two-point conversion since the NFL rules change was instituted in 2015, blocked three kicks and booted two game-winning field goals. The 2014 Saints finished 7-9, but rebounded from a 2-4 start to win three games against playoff teams and captured their last four contests away from home to finish at least .500 on the road for the first time since 2011, ending the campaign half a game out of first place in the NFC South. New Orleans finished first in the NFL in net yards per game (411.4), third down efficiency (48.3%), first downs (395) and opponent punt return average (4.1). Four Saints (Brees, G Jahri Evans, TE Jimmy Graham and Ingram) were selected to the Pro Bowl. Brees tied for first in the NFL in passing yardage (4,952). In 2013, Payton guided the Saints back to the postseason with an 11-5 mark, finishing 8-0 at home for the second time in three seasons. Ranking fourth in the NFL both on offense (399.4 ypg.) and defense (305.7 ypg.), New Orleans was one of the league’s most balanced clubs as they were the only team to rank in the top five in both categories. The defensive improvement of 134.4 net yards per game from 2012 was the biggest by a club since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In opponent points per game, after surrendering 28.4 in 2012, the Saints gave up only 19.0 in 2013 as they improved in the league rankings from 31st to fourth. After reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons, Payton led New Orleans to the franchise’s first road postseason victory with a 26-24 win at Philadelphia in the Wild Card round. Five players (Brees, Evans, Graham, G Ben Grubbs and Jordan) were selected to the Pro Bowl. In 2011, the Saints went to the playoffs for the third consecutive season and captured their third NFC South title with a 13-3

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completions (468) and completion percentage (71.2%) and what was then a mark for yardage (5,476). The team set NFL records for total net yards (7,474), completions (472), third down conversion rate (56.7%) and fewest fumbles (6), while also setting what were then league marks for net passing yards (5,347) and first downs (416). A reconfigured offensive line with three new starters surrendered only 24 sacks, tied for the second-lowest total in the league. Five players represented the team at the Pro Bowl. In 2010, Payton led the Saints to their second straight postseason appearance with an 11-5 record. New Orleans converted an NFL-best 48.8% of their third down attempts and ranked sixth in the NFL in total yards (372.5 ypg.). In addition, the team finished third in passing (277.6 ypg.). The Saints finished fifth in the NFL with 351 first downs. The offensive line gave up only


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26 sacks, which was the NFL’s fifth-lowest total. Five Saints were Pro Bowl selections. Defensively, the team took a big step forward, making the jump from the 25th ranked total defense in 2009 to fourth overall (306.3 ypg.) in 2010. It marked the first time since 1997 that they ranked among the league’s top five. Most significant was a jump in pass defense, moving from 26th (235.6 ypg.) in 2009 to fourth (193.9 ypg.) in 2010. The club moved up from 20th to seventh (19.2 ppg) in opponent points per game. The defense also significantly improved their opponent third down conversion ranking from 14th (38.0%) to fifth (34.5%). In 2009, en route to the Super Bowl XLIV title, Payton guided the Saints to the team’s second NFC South title in four seasons with a 13-3 record. Along the way the Saints set a franchise-record for most regular season wins in a season (13). Their 16 overall victories were the most in the club’s history. The Saints also posted the franchise’s longest winning streak and best start when they won their first 13 contests. Payton once again was named as the top head coach in the NFL by numerous media outlets and recognized football chapters. The Saints finished as the NFL’s topranked offense (sixth in rushing and fourth in passing) for the second straight year. An opportunistic defense recorded 26 interceptions with an NFL-leading five returned for touchdowns. New Orleans also ranked second in the league in opponent red zone touchdown percentage (39.3%). The Saints set what were then team records in scoring (510) and touchdowns (64) and battled through the postseason with victories over Arizona (NFC Divisional Playoff) and Minnesota (NFC Championship) en route to Super Bowl XLIV. Seven players were named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in franchise history. In 2008, the Saints ranked first in the NFL in

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offense and set what were then team records for total yards (6,571), net passing yards (4,977) and first downs (354), also tying what was then a team record for single-game scoring in a 51-29 win over Green Bay. The offensive line surrendered a franchise-low 13 sacks. In 2007, the Saints endured injuries and a slow start, but put together a four-game winning streak to get back into playoff contention. New Orleans finished fourth in the NFL in total offense while also holding nine opponents to 17 points or less. Payton scrapped the traditional timetable for rebuilding a club in 2006. In his opening season as a head coach, the Saints jumped out to a 3-0 record - a first in team history, equaling the team’s win total from the previous year – and clinched the NFC South title before the regular season finale. New Orleans led the NFL in total offense, went to the postseason for the first time since 2000 and advanced to the NFC Championship for the first time. When the 2006 season came to a close, Payton was voted the Coach of the Year by the AP, Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America, The Sporting News and the Maxwell Club. He and his staff coached the NFC squad in the Pro Bowl. Payton was hired as the 14th head coach in Saints history on Jan. 18, 2006 after serving as a member of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff from 2003-05 under 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Parcells. Prior to his final season with the Cowboys, Payton was promoted to assistant head coach/passing game coordinator and was responsible for the team’s play-calling after serving as assistant head coach/quarterbacks from 2003-04. In 2005, the Cowboys tied for second in the NFC with 318 first downs. When he arrived, Dallas had ranked 31st in passing the previous year but immediately improved to 17th. Payton went to Dallas following four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator after spending his first season as quarterbacks coach. He solidified his reputation as one of the game’s brightest offensive minds in his first full season as coordinator, when the Giants captured the NFC title and went to Super Bowl XXXV. New York scored 328 points – the club’s highest total since 1990 - and finished 13th in the NFL in offense. Payton was first assigned play-calling duties prior to a game against the New York Jets on Dec. 5, 1999. The Giants responded with 41 points and 490 yards - both season highs - and he retained that assignment over the final five games. Appointed the offensive coordinator the following season, over the next three years the Giants passing attack continually improved, ranking 13th in the NFL in 2000, tied for eighth in 2001 and sixth in 2002. In 2002 the Giants

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also finished sixth overall in total offense, the team’s highest ranking since 1985. In the previous decade, New York hadn’t ranked above 20th. Prior to joining the Giants, he spent 1997 and 1998 as Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach. In 1997, the Eagles ranked second in passing and third in total offense in the NFC. Payton has had particular success tutoring quarterbacks. Brees has thrived since arriving in New Orleans, as he holds or has tied a total of 26 club career, single-season and single-game records, 12 of them NFL marks. Since signing with the Saints, Brees has completed 5,461 of 7,974 attempts (68.5%) for 62,089 yards with 440 touchdowns and a 100.6 rating. He has led the NFL in passing yardage a league-record seven times and in completion percentage five times. Since his first year as a play-caller in 2000, every passer under Payton’s guidance has thrown for over 3,000 yards. In addition to Brees since 2006, the three starters he worked with in Dallas - Drew Bledsoe in 2005, Vinny Testaverde in 2004 and Quincy Carter in 2003 - all surpassed the milestone. While in New York, Giants QB Kerry Collins had 4,073 yards in 2002. Payton has also served as a driving force in the NFL, being appointed to the NFL Competition Committee in 2017. The committee is instrumental in guiding the league through rule changes and ways to improve the game. Payton wrapped two coaching stints at San Diego State University (1988-89 and 1992-93) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). During his second stretch with the Aztecs, Payton was running backs coach, working with Heisman Trophy runner-up Marshall Faulk before becoming quarterbacks coach. Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami (Ohio) (1994-95) where he was quarterbacks coach. He spent 1996 as quarterbacks coach at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia. Payton earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Eastern Illinois, where as a quarterback he had 10,665 passing yards, then the third-highest total in NCAA Division I-AA history. The three-time AP All-American selection had professional stints with Chicago of the Arena Football League, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League and the Chicago Bears in 1987. Payton was inducted into the Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame in September of 2000 and had his jersey retired in a ceremony in September of 2010. He received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in 2013. Payton was born Dec. 29, 1963 in San Mateo, Calif., and raised in Naperville, Ill., Payton has a daughter, Meghan and a son, Connor.


STAFF - EXECUTIVE Dennis Lauscha - President Dennis Lauscha, a native New Orleanian, has been a fan of the Saints since he was a young boy. He attended Jesuit High School and received degrees in Business, first from the University of Alabama, followed by an M.B.A. from Loyola University. Starting out his career as a C.P.A, Lauscha worked for a major global financial services firm before his decades long career with the Saints. He first joined the Saints in 1998 as Treasurer and as a result of his hard work, loyalty and business acumen, Lauscha rose through the executive ranks to serve as Vice President, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President before reaching his now esteemed post as President since 2012. In his role, he oversees the club’s financial operations, government affairs, marketing, ticket and suite sales, legal, stadium, community affairs, human resources, business intelligence and information technology. He also serves as a representative for both clubs at NFL and NBA Owners meetings. In addition to his duties with the Saints and Pelicans, the New Orleans native maintains multiple roles within other holdings of Mrs. Benson, maintaining a role in the management of her automotive dealerships, real estate

holdings, Dixie Brewing Company and GMB Racing. Lauscha’s dealings with the teams, state officials and local organizations have provided an opportunity for community involvement. His professional and charitable work was recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness, when he was selected as one of the 40 Most Influential Members of the Community. The honor is bestowed on those who are laying the groundwork for a better city. In 2010, he was named the Alumnus of the Year by Loyola’s College of Business and was named to the 2010 Class of Role Models by the Young Leadership Council. He was honored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation/ College Football Hall of Fame with its 2014 Distinguished American Award. In 2015, Lauscha gave the commencement address to the graduates of the University of New Orleans. In 2016, he was inducted into the Order of West Range for the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation. He was honored as a 2019 Laureate of Junior Achievement’s Greater New Orleans chapter. Lauscha has also completed the NFL Managers Program at Stanford University’s Executive Education Graduate School of Business.

Mickey Loomis - Executive Vice President/General Manager Responsible for the club’s entire football operations, Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis enters his 18th season in his current position and 20th with the Saints. He is a veteran of 35 years in the NFL and during his time in New Orleans has been honored with the most prestigious awards presented to a league executive. Yet the most satisfying achievement of Loomis’ career has come in helping mold a roster that has produced many of the franchise’s finest moments over the last 13 seasons, including the Super Bowl XLIV championship. In 2006 - after being the key figure in the hiring of Head Coach Sean Payton, the signing of QB Drew Brees and essentially rebuilding a team that would advance to the NFC Championship – Loomis was voted the NFL Executive of the Year by Pro Football Weekly/ Pro Football Writers of America. He was also honored by the Sporting News as the George Young Executive of the Year, an award voted on annually by NFL frontoffice executives and owners.

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Loomis has continued to build on the success of 2006, highlighted by seven postseason appearances, five division titles, three NFC Championship game berths and the Super Bowl victory. Over the past 13 years, he’s brought aboard a group of players who have played a key role in New Orleans posting a 133-89 overall record through a combination of the draft, free agency and trades. He’s also presided over the club’s ability to retain their core players, re-signing significant contributors to long-term contracts. Prior to arriving in New Orleans, Loomis spent 15 years with the Seattle Seahawks, including as executive vice president from 1992-98. He joined the Seahawks in October, 1983, was promoted to vice president/finance in 1990 and to Executive Vice President in 1992. A native of Eugene, Ore., Loomis has a degree in accounting from the University of Oregon and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University. Married to Melanie, Loomis has four children: Alex, Katherine, Sam and Lucy.

Vicky Neumeyer Senior Vice President/ General Counsel

Michael Stanfield Senior Vice President of Sales


STAFF - COACHING Dennis Allen – Defensive Coordinator Now in his second stint in New Orleans, Allen enters his fourth full season as defensive coordinator in his tenth campaign with the club after he returned to the Saints in 2015. Allen’s resume includes 23 years of coaching experience, the last 17 in the NFL. In 2018, the Saints boasted the second-best run defense in the NFL, allowing just 80.2 yards per game and 3.6 yards per carry. The defense collared 49 sacks, tied for fifth in the NFL. The defense held its opponents to 20 points or less ten times and had a six-game streak of keeping opponents under 20 for the first time since 2000. DE Cameron Jordan was selected to the Pro Bowl and as an AP All-Pro in a season where he posted 12 sacks. On the interior, DT Sheldon Rankins posted eight sacks in a breakout campaign, the

most takedowns by a Saints interior defender since 2000. DE Marcus Davenport was a PFWA All-Rookie selection, adding 4.5 sacks. LB Demario Davis, in his first season as a Saint, became only the fourth Saint to record 110 tackles and five sacks in a season. CB Marshon Lattimore led the team with five takeways in the regular season and added two more in a postseason win over Philadelphia. A native of Hurst, Texas, Allen earned four letters for Texas A&M as a safety from 1992-95 and started the final 21 games of his career. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1992-95. COACHING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1996-1999; Tulsa, 2000-01; Atlanta Falcons, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-10, Denver Broncos, 2011, Oakland Raiders (Head Coach), 2012-14, New Orleans Saints 2015-.

Charles Byrd – Assistant Strength & Conditioning After serving as an assistant his first two seasons, Charles Byrd has spent that last 11 seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. Byrd is in his 14th season as a coach and 12th in the NFL after stints on the offseason and training camp rosters of Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington and the New York Giants from 2005-06 as a defensive back. Byrd also played for the Arena Football League’s Las Vegas Gladiators in 2006 before starting as a strength and conditioning intern at Miami University (Ohio) in 2006 where he eventually became a graduate assistant in his final year with the Redhawks before coming to New Orleans.

Byrd graduated from Morehead State with a degree in university studies, where he played in the secondary and as a kickoff returner from 2001-04. The Oxford, Ohio native earned Division I-AA MidMajor All-America for two straight seasons. A team captain and three-year starter, he helped the Eagles to three consecutive Pioneer Football League Southern Division championships. PLAYING CAREER: Morehead State, 2001-04; Las Vegas Gladiators (Arena Football League), 2006. COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 2006-07; New Orleans Saints, 2008-.

Dan Campbell – Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Dan Campbell enters his fourth season as the assistant head coach/tight ends in New Orleans, bringing 20 years of NFL experience, 11 as a tight end with four teams and nine as a coach. He joined the Saints in 2016 after spending six seasons on the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, including serving as the club’s interim head coach for the final 12 contests in 2015. Last season, Campbell coached Benjamin Watson, who contributed by catching 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns, third on the club in receiving. Josh Hill caught 16 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown under Campbell’s tutelage. The duo also contributed

blocking for the NFL’s sixth-ranked rushing offense. Garrett Griffin was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad in the postseason and caught a touchdown in the NFC Championship. A third round selection (79th overall) of the New York Giants in the 1999 NFL draft out of Texas A&M, the Clifton, Texas native appeared in a total of 114 games and caught 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1995-98; New York Giants, 19992002; Dallas Cowboys, 2003-05; Detroit Lions, 2006-08; New Orleans Saints, 2009. COACHING CAREER: Miami Dolphins, 2010-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Pete Carmichael – Offensive Coordinator Carmichael’s in his 11th season as Saints offensive coordinator after tutoring the quarterbacks his first three years with the club. Throughout this time, he has been a key figure in the planning and preparations of an offensive attack that has been ranked first in the NFL in yardage in six of the last 13 seasons and in the top eight each campaign. During this period of Carmichael’s tenure on the New Orleans coaching staff, the club’s 13-year streak of finishing in the top 10 in offense is the third-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In 2018, Carmichael guided a Saints offense that finished third in the NFL in points per game (31.5). The Saints also finished tied for third

with the fewest giveaways (16), ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (126.6), eighth in total offense (379.2) and led the NFL in rushing touchdowns (26). The offensive line surrendered only 20 sacks for the second consecutive season, the league’s second-lowest total. Carmichael attended Medway (Mass.) High School where he played both football and baseball. He was a four-year letterman in baseball at Boston College and graduated with a mathematics degree in 1994. COACHING CAREER: New Hampshire, 1994; Louisiana Tech, 199599; Cleveland Browns, 2000; Washington Redskins, 2001; San Diego Chargers, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.

Ronald Curry – Wide Receivers Ronald Curry enters his fourth season with the New Orleans Saints and first in his current position after serving as assistant wide receivers coach from 2017-18 and as an offensive assistant in 2016. Entering his 14th season in the NFL overall, Curry spent 2013-15 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff and also enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a wideout for the Oakland Raiders. Last season, he helped Michael Thomas shatter the club’s receptions and receiving yardage records with a league-best 125 grabs for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns, as he was named an Associated Press first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl starter. He also helped develop 2018 third-round pick Tre’Quan Smith, who was named NFL

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Rookie of the Week after a ten reception, 157-yard, one touchdown performance in Week 11. Curry was originally selected in the seventh round (235th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played in 76 career games with 32 starts and registered 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns from 2002-08. A native of Hampton, Va., Curry was an All-American in both football and basketball in high school. PLAYING CAREER: North Carolina, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-08. COACHING CAREER: Mooresville Christian Academy (Head Coach), 2010-12; San Francisco 49ers, 2013-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.


STAFF - COACHING Dan Dalrymple – Head Strength & Conditioning Dan Dalrymple has been a key member of the Saints since arriving in 2006. His responsibilities and influence in the weight room and on the field remain constant throughout the entire year. The efforts of Dalrymple and his staff have played a key role in the club’s success. His routines, focused on building and maintaining strength and stamina while minimizing injuries, have paid dividends. Since 2006, New Orleans has put together 15 winning streaks of three games or more. 24 players have been selected to the Pro Bowl during his tenure, 18 for the first time in their careers.

Prior to joining the Saints, Dalrymple spent the previous 17 seasons in a similar capacity at Miami University (Ohio), including the last 16 as director of athletic conditioning, a program he built from its foundation. He was promoted with the additional title of assistant athletic director in 2003. A 1988 graduate of Miami, Dalrymple was a four-year starter (1983-86) as an offensive lineman and was a first-team All-MAC selection his final two seasons, also earning honorable mention All-America accolades. PLAYING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1983-86. COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1987-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.

Declan Doyle – Offensive Assistant Declan Doyle is in his first season as an offensive assistant with the Saints. Prior to coming to New Orleans, he started his coaching career as an offensive student assistant at the University of Iowa. At Iowa, Doyle primarily assisted the offensive staff during daily individual drills and broke down film of upcoming opponents’ defenses.

In 2018, Doyle graduated from Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business, management, marketing and related support services. The Iowa City native transferred to Iowa after serving as the baseball team captain at Iowa Western Community College. COACHING CAREER: Iowa, 2016-18; New Orleans Saints, 2019-.

Phil Galiano – Assistant Special Teams Coach Phil Galiano enters his first season with the New Orleans Saints as assistant special teams coach in 2019. Galiano is a veteran in the coaching ranks with 19 years of experience, including three seasons in the NFL. In 2018, Galiano was the special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach at Penn State. The Nittany Lions were ranked 12th in the country in kickoff return average and 23rd in special teams efficiency and gross punting average. A three-year starter at safety for Shippensburg University,

Galiano served as a tri-captain during his senior campaign. He helped lead the Raiders to three consecutive winning seasons from 1997-99. The Norristown, Pennsylvania native graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. PLAYING CAREER: Shippensburg, 1996-99. COACHING CAREER: Dickinson College, 2000; New Haven, 2001; Villanova, 2002; Rutgers, 2003-06; Florida International, 2007-09; Rutgers, 201011; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2012-13; Rutgers, 2014-15; Miami Dolphins, 2016; Penn State, 2017-18; New Orleans Saints, 2019-.

Peter Giunta – Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta enters his fourth season as a Saints senior defensive assistant. He’s a 40-year coaching veteran, including 28 years of NFL experience with three Super Bowl Championships. In his first three seasons in New Orleans, he has collaborated with secondary coach Aaron Glenn to tutor the defensive backs that have played a pivotal role in the club’s defensive improvement. In 2018, cornerback Marshon Lattimore continued his development, leading the team with five takeaways in the regular season, adding two interceptions in the NFC Divisional Playoff win over Philadelphia. At the corner position opposite Lattimore in 2018, he helped Eli Apple make a successful in-season transition to the Saints after being acquired from the

New York Giants, recording three takeaways in ten games. Safety Vonn Bell led the secondary in tackles for three consecutive seasons, finishing with 87 stops in 2018 while Marcus Williams started all 16 games at free safety and recorded two interceptions and one fumble recovery. Giunta had a four-year playing career as a defensive back and running back at Northeastern (1974-77), PLAYING CAREER: Northeastern, 1974-77. COACHING CAREER: Swampscott (Mass.) High School, 1978-80; Penn State, 1981-83; Brown, 1984-87; Lehigh, 1988-90; Philadelphia Eagles, 1991-94; New York Jets, 1995-96; St. Louis Rams, 1997-2000; Kansas City Chiefs, 2001-05; New York Giants 2006-14; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Aaron Glenn – Secondary Glenn brings 22 years of playing, front office and coaching experience to the Saints staff in his fourth season as an assistant in New Orleans. In his first three seasons in New Orleans, the defensive backs have played a pivotal role in the club’s defensive improvement. CB Marshon Lattimore enjoyed another successful campaign in 2018, leading the team with five takeaways in the regular season, adding two interceptions in the NFC Divisional Playoff win over Philadelphia. He has been instrumental in the development in two young safeties in Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams, who went from second round draft selections in 2016 and 2017 to starters. Bell has led the secondary in tackles for three consecutive seasons, finishing with 87 stops in 2018. In 2018, Williams started all 16 games at free safety and recorded two

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interception returns for 100 yards and one fumble recovery. A first-round pick (12th overall) by the Jets in 1994 out of Texas A&M where he was a two-time All-American, Glenn started 176 of his 205 career games during his tenure in the NFL. A three-time Pro Bowler, he recorded 661 career tackles, 41 interceptions and 167 passes defensed. Glenn scored eight career touchdowns on interceptions and special teams returns. PLAYING CAREER: Navarro (Texas) JC, 1990-91; Texas A&M, 199293; New York Jets, 1994-2001, Houston Texans, 2002-04; Dallas Cowboys, 2005-06; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2007; New Orleans Saints 2008. COACHING CAREER: Cleveland Browns, 2014-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.


STAFF - COACHING Michael Hodges – Assistant Linebackers Michael Hodges, a seven-year coaching veteran, is in his first season as the assistant linebackers coach. Hodges previously spent two season (2017-18) as a defensive assistant. Hodges comes to New Orleans after serving on the coaching staff at Eastern Illinois University from 2014-16. From 2014-15, he tutored the linebackers. In 2016, he was elevated to co-defensive coordinator, while also coaching the team’s safeties. Hodges came to EIU after serving two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant

coach at Fresno State, where he coached the inside linebackers and assisted with film breakdown, scouting and game preparation. Hodges played linebacker at Texas A&M where he earned second team All-Big 12 honors as a senior when he led the Aggies in tackles and honorable mention as a junior after beginning his career as a walk-on. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 2008-11. COACHING CAREER: Fresno State, 2012-13; Eastern Illinois, 2014-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Curtis Johnson – Senior Offensive Assistant In his second stint with the Saints, Curtis Johnson enters his ninth season on the New Orleans staff. The New Orleans native has had the opportunity to coach some of the game’s top receivers, including Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Ted Ginn Jr., Joe Horn, Alshon Jeffery Andre Johnson, Robert Meachem, Lance Moore, Santana Moss, Michael Thomas and Reggie Wayne. Johnson possesses 35 years of coaching experience, including four as head coach at Tulane University and 31 seasons in all as an offensive assistant in the NFL, college and high school. Under Johnson’s direction, the Saints have produced a 1,000-yard wide receiver in seven of his eight seasons on the New Orleans sideline, easily the most impressive results in

franchise history. Last season, Johnson helped Thomas shatter the club’s single-season receptions and receiving yardage records with a league-best 125 grabs for 1,405 yards and nine touchdown grabs, as he was voted an AP first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl starter. Johnson attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1985. PLAYING CAREER: Idaho, 1980-83. COACHING CAREER: Lewiston (Idaho) High School, 1984-86; Idaho, 1987-88; San Diego State, 1989-93; SMU, 1994; California, 1995; Miami (Fla.), 1996-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-11; Tulane (Head Coach), 2012-15; Chicago Bears, 2016; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Joe Lombardi - Quarterbacks Joe Lombardi enters his 11th season on the Saints coaching staff in his second stint in New Orleans. Lombardi, who spent 2014-15 as offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, returned to New Orleans after initially serving on the club’s staff from 2007-13. This is his ninth campaign tutoring the quarterbacks. Under Lombardi’s supervision in 2018, Drew Brees enjoyed one of his most productive seasons under center. Brees finished the 2018 regular season surpassing his prior NFL record for completion percentage (74.4%), leading the league with a career-high 115.7 passer rating to go along with 32 touchdowns and only five interceptions, his lowest total as a Saint, in a season when he became the league’s all-time

completions and passing yardage leader. Brees was selected as an AP second-team All-Pro and as the NFC’s Pro Bowl starter. Lombardi – the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi – is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned three letters as a tight end and one in lacrosse. PLAYING CAREER: Air Force, 1991-94. COACHING CAREER: Dayton, 1996-98; Virginia Military Institute, 1999; Bucknell University, 2000; New York/New Jersey Hitmen (XFL), 2001; Mercyhurst College, 2002-05; Atlanta Falcons, 2006; New Orleans Saints, 2007-13; Detroit Lions, 2014-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Ryan Nielsen – Defensive Line Ryan Nielsen enters his third season with the Saints as defensive line coach. He has 16 years of coaching experience, the first 14 at the collegiate level before joining the Saints in 2017. In 2018, Nielsen tutored a front four that contributed to the Saints finishing tied for fifth in the NFL with 49 sacks and ranking second in the league in opponent rushing yards per game (80.2) and opponent yards per rush (3.6). DE Cameron Jordan enjoyed an outstanding season with 12 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, as he was selected to the Pro Bowl in back-to-back seasons for the first time and voted as an AP second-team All-Pro. DT Sheldon Rankins enjoyed a breakthrough with a career-high eight sacks. Rookie DE Marcus Davenport was a PFWA All-Rookie selection with

4.5 sacks and DT David Onyemata had a career-high 4.5 takedowns. Nielsen, a Simi Valley, CA native who started 30 games at DT at USC from 1998-2001, finished his college career with 107 career tackles and was voted the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1999. He graduated with a degree in public policy in 2002 and went to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Arena Football League’s Los Angeles Avengers in 2004. PLAYING CAREER: Southern California, 1997-01; Los Angeles Avengers (Arena Football League), 2004. COACHING CAREER: Southern California, 2002, Idaho, 2004; Mississippi, 2005-07; Central Connecticut State, 2008-09; Tennessee-Martin, 2010; Northern Illinois, 2011-12; North Carolina State, 2013-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Mike Nolan – Linebackers Mike Nolan is in his third season as the linebackers coach for the Saints. Nolan, a 37-year coaching veteran, will be entering his 32nd season coaching in the National Football League. The son of former NFL safety and coaching veteran Dick Nolan who guided the Saints from 1978-80 after serving as an assistant in 1977, Mike Nolan has played a major role in the development of the linebackers the past two seasons. The group helped the defense finish second in the NFL in opponent rushing yards per game (80.2) and opponent yards per rush (3.6) in 2019. Demario Davis enjoyed a breakout season, posting a club-best 110 tackles (74 solo) and five sacks. A.J. Klein filled up the stat sheet with 70 stops, two sacks, a pick and two fumble recoveries. Alex Anzalone progressed with 59 stops,

two sacks, a pick and three forced fumbles. Nolan was a three-year starter at safety at Oregon, after initially enrolling and joining the team as a walk-on. After beginning his coaching career at his alma mater in 1981, he then tutored linebackers and defensive backs at Stanford (1982-83) and Rice (1984-85), before coaching linebackers at LSU in 1986 prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks with Denver. PLAYING CAREER: Oregon, 1978-80 COACHING CAREER: Oregon, 1981; Stanford, 1982-83; Rice, 1984-85; LSU, 1986; Denver Broncos, 1987-92; N.Y. Giants, 1993-96; Washington Redskins, 1997-99; N.Y. Jets, 2000; Baltimore Ravens, 2001-04; San Francisco 49ers (Head Coach), 2005-08; Denver Broncos, 2009; Miami Dolphins, 2010-11; Atlanta Falcons, 201214; San Diego Chargers, 2015; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.


STAFF - COACHING Brendan Nugent – Assistant Offensive Line Brendan Nugent, a 14-year coaching veteran, joined the Saints in 2015 and assists the team’s offensive staff in all aspects of game preparation, while also working closely with Dan Roushar in tutoring the offensive front. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Nugent served as an offensive quality control coach with the Chicago Bears from 2013-14, after serving as the CFL’s Monteal Alouettes as a special teams assistant and offensive quality control coach in 2012. Nugent spent the previous five seasons (2007-11) at William & Mary coaching several offensive positions. He started in the college

coaching ranks in 2005 at the University of Iowa as an offensive assistant. Nugent received his first coaching job at his alma mater Archbishop Stepinac High School in his hometown of White Plains, N.Y., overseeing the linebackers in 2004. He played linebacker for three seasons at The Catholic University of America. PLAYING CAREER: Catholic University of America, 2001-03. COACHING CAREER: Iowa, 2005-06; William & Mary, 2007-11; Montreal Alouettes (CFL), 2012; Chicago Bears, 2013-14; New Orleans Saints, 2015-.

Kevin Petry – Coaching Assistant Kevin Petry enters his third season as a coaching assistant. Responsible for assisting Head Coach Sean Payton in organizing football operations for the club, Petry coordinates the Saints’ meeting and practice schedules and football calendar and orchestrates team and staff events as well as providing administrative assistance to the coaching and operations staff. This will be Petry’s eighth year as a member of the Saints

organization. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he served as a video assistant. From 2012-14 Petry was a member of the team’s equipment department. The Covington native who prepped at St. Paul’s High School, graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration in 2013. COACHING CAREER: New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Darren Rizzi – Special Teams Coordinator Darren Rizzi was named special teams coordinator for the New Orleans Saints on February 11, 2019. Rizzi comes to New Orleans with 26 years of coaching experience, including a ten-season stint with the Miami Dolphins from 2009-18. He coordinated the Dolphins special teams efforts from 2011-18, additionally serving as assistant head coach/special teams coordinator from 2015-16 and associate head coach/special teams coordinator from 2017-18. Rizzi’s Dolphins units the past eight seasons were ranked first in the NFL with 11 blocked punts and second with 22 total blocked kicks. During his Dolphins tenure, three special teams players were named to four Pro Bowls. Rizzi’s units served in the top half of NFL

writer Rick Gosselin’s annual special teams rankings in all eight years he served as the Dolphins special teams coordinator. A native of Hillsdale, N.J., Rizzi played tight end at Rhode Island, where he first walked on in 1988. He went on to tally 160 receptions for 2,426 yards (15.2 avg.) and 15 touchdowns in his collegiate career and was a consensus All-American in 1992. He was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles prior to beginning his coaching career. PLAYING CAREER: Rhode Island, 1989-92. COACHING CAREER: Colgate, 1993; New Haven, 1994-97; Northeastern, 1998; New Haven (head coach), 1999-2001; Rutgers, 2002-07; Rhode Island (head coach) 2008; Miami Dolphins, 2009-18; New Orleans Saints, 2019-.

Dan Roushar – Offensive Line A 33-year coaching veteran, including three stints as a college offensive coordinator, Dan Roushar enters his fourth season as offensive line coach in his seventh campaign with the Saints after tutoring running backs and tight ends from 2013-15. In 2018, Roushar helped the line block for a rushing attack that was ranked sixth (126.6 avg.) in the NFL and led the league with 26 touchdowns. Despite being forced to use nine different starting offensive linemen due to injuries, the Saints allowed just 20 sacks, ranked second in the NFL. Left tackle Terron Armstead and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk were both selected as Associated Press All-Pros, while

Armstead, guard Andrus Peat, center Max Unger and right guard Larry Warford were named to the Pro Bowl. Roushar came to New Orleans following a six-year stint at Michigan State, the final two as offensive coordinator/tight ends coach after serving as offensive line coach. He was a two-year letterman as a quarterback at Northern Illinois. PLAYING CAREER: Northern Illinois, 1982-83. COACHING CAREER: Northern Illinois, 1984; Butler, 1986-92; Rhode Island, 1993; Ball State, 1994; Illinois, 1995-96; Northern Illinois, 1997-2002; Illinois, 2003-04; Cincinnati, 2005-06; Michigan State, 2007-12; New Orleans Saints, 2013-.

Joel Thomas – Running Backs Joel Thomas enters his fifth season as the Saints running backs coach. Since arriving in 2015, the club has led the NFL with 82 rushing touchdowns. In the past two seasons, Thomas has helped his players earn three Pro Bowl selections – Mark Ingram II (2017) and Alvin Kamara (201718). He’s also been the position coach for two seasons. In total, his running backs have registered 15 individual 100-yard performances. In 2018, the Saints were sixth in the NFL in rushing 126.6 yards per game. Kamara had a standout sophomore campaign as he rushed 194 times for a club best 883 yards (4.6 avg.) with a club-record 14 touchdowns. He also caught 81 receptions for 709 yards with four

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scores for a 1,589 total yards from scrimmage and 18 total touchdowns, tying the franchise record. Ingram rushed 138 times for 645 yards (4.7 avg.) with six touchdowns in 12 games. Thomas lettered at Idaho from 1993-98, where he was a two-time, first-team All-Big West selection, including Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He holds Vandals career records with 3,929 rushing yards and 51 rushing touchdowns. He was inducted into the University of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. PLAYING CAREER: Idaho, 1993-98. COACHING CAREER: Purdue, 2000-01; Louisville, 2002-03; Idaho, 2004-05; Purdue, 2006-08; Washington, 2009-12; Arkansas, 2013-14; New Orleans Saints, 2015-.


STAFF - COACHING Leigh Torrence – Defensive Assistant After serving as a coaching intern during training camp in 2015 and the 2016 season, Torrence enters his third full season with the Saints defensive staff. Torrence’s responsibilities include producing self-scout breakdowns reports, compilation of scouting reports, breakdown of Saints opponents, the organization of playbooks and assisting in working with Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta and Secondary Coach Aaron Glenn in tutoring defensive backs. In 2012, Torrence concluded a seven-year NFL career, where he played in 73 games and recorded 94 defensive tackles (68 solo), 66 special teams stops, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He played in New Orleans for the last three-and-a-half seasons

of his career, playing in 38 games and recording 51 stops (38 solo), 2.5 sacks, two picks, nine passes defensed and 32 special teams stops. Torrence played at Stanford from 2001-04, where he was a fouryear letterman in football and two year-letterman in track, totaling 11 career interceptions. Prior to joining the NFL coaching ranks, Torrence served in an administrative role and as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the Marist School PLAYING CAREER: Stanford, 2001-04; Atlanta Falcons, 2005; Washington Redskins, 2006-08; New Orleans Saints, 2008-11. COACHING CAREER: The Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.), 2014-2015; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Rob Wenning – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Rob Wenning enters his tenth season as a member of the club’s strength and conditioning staff. He and Charles Byrd assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple in the implementation of the club’s strength and conditioning program. Wenning came to the Saints after serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at LSU from 2008-10 where he completed his master’s degree in sports management. During his assistantship in Baton Rouge, he served as the primary strength coach for the swimming and diving and men’s tennis teams while assisting with

the football and baseball strength programs. Prior to enrolling at LSU, the Coldwater, Ohio native served a football strength and conditioning internship at Ohio State University from 2007-08. Wenning played on both the offensive line and at tight end at the University of Findlay (Ohio) from 2003-06, where he received a bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning. PLAYING CAREER: University of Findlay, 2003-06. COACHING CAREER: Ohio State, 2007-08; Louisiana State, 200810; New Orleans Saints, 2010-.

Michael Wilhoite – Special Teams Assistant Michael Wilhoite, who enjoyed a seven-year NFL playing career as a linebacker and contributor in the kicking game, enters his first season with the Saints as a special teams assistant. Wilhoite will assist Special Teams Coordinator Darren Rizzi and Assistant Special Teams Coach Phil Galiano. Originally signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in the final month of the 2011 regular season out of Washburn University after starting his professional career with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, Wilhoite played six NFL seasons with the 49ers (2012-16) and Seattle Seahawks (2017). He played in 79

career games with 45 starts and posted career totals of 316 tackles, a half-sack, four interceptions, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 40 special teams stops. A Topeka, Kansas native, Wilhoite played collegiately at Washburn, where he played safety for six seasons and was selected to play in the Cactus Bowl, the Division II all-star game following his senior campaign in 2010. PLAYING CAREER: Washburn, 2005-10; Omaha Nighthawks (United Football League), 2011; San Francisco 49ers, 2011-16; Seattle Seahawks, 2017. COACHING CAREER: New Orleans Saints, 2019-.

D.J. Williams – Offensive Assistant D.J. Williams enters his first season with the New Orleans Saints as an offensive assistant, after helping the coaching staff during 2017 training camp and both the club’s coaches and football operations in 2018. Williams graduated from Grambling State in 2015, where he played quarterback for the Tigers from 2011-14, starting contests all four seasons and earning tryouts with several NFL teams.

D.J. Williams is the son of Washington Redskins Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams, who won Super Bowl XXII as the starting quarterback for Washington, the pinnacle of his 12-year storied pro football career. PLAYING CAREER: Grambling State, 2011-14. COACHING CAREER: New Orleans Saints, 2019-.

Brian Young – Pass Rush Specialist Brian Young enters his fourth season as the club’s pass rush specialist, and his tenth year as a valued member of the New Orleans coaching staff. Over the past three seasons, the Saints have improved their sack total from 30 in 2016 to 42 in 2017, to 49 in 2018, this past campaigns total tied for Defensive end Cameron Jordan has posted 25 sacks the past two seasons and has been selected as an Associated Press All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl each campaign. Among a group of young pass rushers who Young has tutored, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins enjoyed a breakout campaign with eight takedowns in 2018.

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Young first joined the Saints coaching staff in 2009 after concluding a nine-year NFL playing career, during which he posted 22.5 sacks and eight fumble recoveries. From 2004-08, he served as a valuable member of the Saints interior defensive line rotation, starting 58-of-64 contests. Young played at Texas-El Paso from 1996-99 and is a member of the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame and the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame. PLAYING CAREER: Texas El-Paso, 1996-99; St. Louis Rams, 2000-03; New Orleans Saints, 2004-08. COACHING CAREER: New Orleans Saints, 2009-.


STAFF - PLAYER PERSONNEL

Jeff Ireland Assistant General Manager/ College Scouting Director

Terry Fontenot Director of Pro Scouting

Khai Harley Vice President of Football Administration

Ryan Powell Pro Scout

Michael Parenton Pro Scout

Mike Baugh National Scout

Terry Wooden National Scout

Cody Rager National Scout

Scott Campbell Area Scout

Jon Sandusky Area Scout

Casey Talley Area Scout

Joey Vitt Jr. Area Scout

Mike DiJulio Area Scout

Matt Phillips Combine Scout

Paul Zimmer College Scouting Coordinator/ Area Scout

Justin Matthews Pro Scouting Coordinator

Ryan Herman Football & Research Strategy

Debbie Gallagher Executive Asst. to the EVP/GM

Jordan Traylor Scouting Assistant

Will Martinez Scouting Assistant

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STAFF DIRECTORY EXECUTIVE Gayle Benson................................................................................................................... Owner Melissa Manwaring ....................................................... Senior Executive Assistant to the Owner Melissa Hoang............................................................Executive Personal Assistant to the Owner Charles Vedros.......................................................................... Personal Assistant to the Owner FOOTBALL OPERATIONS Mickey Loomis ..........................................................Executive Vice President/General Manager Khai Harley .................................................................. Vice President of Football Administration Derek Stamnos ......................................................................................... Director of Operations Debbie Gallagher ......................................................... Executive Asst. to EVP/General Manager PLAYER PERSONNEL Jeff Ireland................................................Assistant General Manager/College Scouting Director Terry Fontenot ....................................................................................... Director of Pro Scouting Ryan Powell ................................................................................................................. Pro Scout Michael Parenton......................................................................................................... Pro Scout Mike Baugh ......................................................................................................... National Scout Terry Wooden ...................................................................................................... National Scout Cody Rager .......................................................................................................... National Scout Scott Campbell .......................................................................................................... Area Scout Mike DiJulio ............................................................................................................... Area Scout Jon Sandusky............................................................................................................. Area Scout Casey Talley ............................................................................................................... Area Scout Joey Vitt Jr. ................................................................................................................ Area Scout Paul Zimmer ................................................................ College Scouting Coordinator/Area scout Justin Matthews................................................................................... Pro Scouting Coordinator Ryan Herman................................................................................. Football Research & Strategy Matt Phillips....................................................................................................... Combine Scout Will Martinez................................................................................................. Scouting Assistant Jordan Traylor................................................................................................ Scouting Assistant Ben Autin................................................................................................................... Football IT Josh Sheetz.......................................................................................... Lead Systems Developer COACHING Sean Payton ............................................................................................................Head Coach Dennis Allen..............................................................................................Defensive Coordinator Charles Byrd ...........................................................................Assistant Strength & Conditioning Dan Campbell..........................................................................Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Pete Carmichael ........................................................................................Offensive Coordinator Ronald Curry ...................................................................................................... Wide Receivers Dan Dalrymple .............................................................................Head Strength & Conditioning Declan Doyle ................................................................................................ Offensive Assistant Phil Galiano............................................................................................Assistant Special Teams Aaron Glenn ...............................................................................................................Secondary Peter Giunta...................................................................................... Senior Defensive Assistant Michael Hodges ....................................................................................... Assistant Linebackers Curtis Johnson....................................................................................Senior Offensive Assistant Joe Lombardi ......................................................................................................... Quarterbacks Ryan Nielsen........................................................................................................ Defensive Line Mike Nolan .............................................................................................................. Linebackers Brendan Nugent..................................................................................... Assistant Offensive Line Kevin Petry.................................................................................................... Coaching Assistant Darren Rizzi........................................................................................Special Teams Coordinator Dan Roushar......................................................................................................... Offensive Line Joel Thomas ....................................................................................................... Running Backs Leigh Torrence..............................................................................................Defensive Assistant Rob Wenning...........................................................................Assistant Strength & Conditioning Michael Wilhoite.....................................................................................Special Teams Assistant D.J. WIlliams................................................................................................. Offensive Assistant Brian Young.................................................................................................Pass Rush Specialist EQUIPMENT John Baumgartner .......................................................................................Equipment Manager Corey Gaudet ................................................................................Assistant Equipment Manager Joel Gastright ............................................................................................. Equipment Assistant COMMUNICATIONS/BROADCASTING Greg Bensel ................................................................ Senior Vice President of Communications Shaneika Dabney-Henderson .........................................................Vice President of Production Doug Miller..........................................................Executive Director of Football Communications Doug Tatum..................................................................................... Vice President,Digital Media Justin Macione ...................................................................Director of Football Communications Alex Restrepo......................................................................................... Director of Social Media Beth Blackburn............................................................................... Manager of Digital Platforms Evan Meyers..................... Football Communications Manager/Legends & Alumni Program Manager Layne Murdoch Jr. ............................................................... Digital Media Video/Photo Manager Jordy Spitale....................................................................... Corporate Communications Manager Davis Friend.........................................................................Football Communications Associate John DeShazier............................................................... Senior Writer/Digital Media Contributor Todd Graffagnini................................................................................... Digital Media Contributor Ashley Amoss........................................................................................................Shooter/Editor Brendan Hassett...................................................................................................Shooter/Editor Ben Johnson.........................................................................................................Shooter/Editor Andy Weilbaecher ............................................................................................Digital Developer Caroline Gonzalez ................................................................................Digital Media Coordinator McKell Favrot...........................................................Digital Media Content/Partnership Manager Leslie Gamboni..................................................................................... Social Media Coordinator Sam Shannon..........................................................................................Digital Media Associate Dan Simmons............................................................ Alumni/Legends Development Coordinator Michael C. Hebert ................................................................................. Director of Photography Josh Richardson............................................................................................Executive Producer PLAYER ENGAGEMENT Fred McAfee ................................................................................ Director of Player Engagement Danny Lawless.............................................................................................. Director of Security ATHLETIC TRAINING Beau Lowery ....................................................................................Director of Sports Medicine Scottie Patton ............................................................................................ Head Athletic Trainer Ben Stollberg .............................................................................. Assistant Head Athletic Trainer Jonathan Gress ....................................................................................Director of Rehabilitation Kevin Mangum .....................................................................................Assistant Athletic Trainer Jamie Meeks .................................................................................... Director of Sports Nutrition MEDICAL STAFF Dr. John Amoss ..................................................................................................Team Physician Dr. Larry “Chip” Bankston Jr. .................................................................Head Team Orthopedist Dr. Michael Hartman ..........................................................................................Team Physician Dr. W. Stephen Choate .......................................................................................Team Physician VIDEO Dave Desposito ..................................................................................................... Video Director Joe Alley ................................................................................................ Assistant Video Director Tim Youngblood................................................................................................. Video Assistant Ben Martinez ...................................................................................................... Video Assistant ADMINISTRATION Dennis Lauscha........................................................................................................... President Jeanne Brown .....................................................................Executive Assistant to the President MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Ben Hales............................................................. Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Jen Martindale..........................................................................Vice President of Brand Strategy Stephen Pate.......................... Vice President of Government Relations and Business Operations Ian Tigchelaar................................................. Senior Director of Business/Marketing Operations Ashley Deaton.............................................................................. Senior Director of Saintsations

Sara Anderson........................................................................................... Dance Team Manager Frank DePizzo........................................................................................... Director of Operations Elicia Broussard Sheridan..........................................................Director of Community Relations Katie Krajcer...................................................................... Manager, Saints & Pelicans Initiatives Marshe’ Washington .......................................................................... Fan Engagement Manager Austin Pasco....................................................................................... Manager, Youth Programs Keith Claverie.................................................................................Manager of Creative Services Chad Vincent........................................................................................Senior Graphics Designer James Crosbie...........................................................................................Director of Production Kyle Campbell................................................................................Director Game Entertainment Shota Hashimoto.................................................................................Motion Graphics Manager Jaimee Banks..................................................................................Motion Graphics Coordinator Seth Lewis.......................................................................................Motion Graphics Coordinator Jon Mahody...........................................................................................................Shooter/Editor Dan Askin........................................................................................... Digital Marketing Manager Josh Harris ................................................................................................... Operations Manger Chris Payton............................................................................... Community Affairs Coordinator Adam Fournier............................................. Community Relations/Youth Programs Coordinator SALES Michael Stanfield ..........................................................................Senior Vice President of Sales Bryan Ross ................................................. Vice Preseident, Ticket Sales, Service & Operations Matt Webb ......................................................................Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Matt Dixon....................................................................................... Director of Premium Seating Ashley Thiedke...............................................................................Director of Premium Services Kevin Ferguson......................................................................................Premium Sales MAnager Brian Bean............................................................................................Premium Sales MAnager Jonathan Gibson ................................................................Premium Seating Account Executive Emile Maffei .......................................................................Premium Seating Account Executive Nick Batista ..........................................................................Manager of Premium Seating Sales Adam Begoun .............................................................................. Premium Service Coordinator Nicole Batista................................................................................ Premium Service Coordinator Alex Schulte ........................................................................Senior Director of Partnership Sales Chase Atkinson ..............................................................................Director of Partnership Sales Kelly Batista............................................................................ Director of Partnership Marketing Jenna Romig Parenton ........................................................... Director of Partnership Marketing Erica Bernadas....................................................................... Senior Manager Partnership Sales David Adams.........................................................................Corporate Sales Account Executive Gerald Bridges......................................................................Corporate Sales Account Executive Johnny Pizzo.........................................................................Corporate Sales Account Executive Chase Langdon.............................................................................Partnership Strategy Manager Courtney Boyd.............................................................. Partnership Marketing Account Manager Kaitlin Donahoe............................................................ Partnership Marketing Account Manager Virginia Pace..........................................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Eavan Martin..........................................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Megan Carroll.........................................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Taylor Johnson.......................................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Jesse Thomas........................................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Blair Positerry............................................................. Partnership Creative Services Coordinator Blake Simon......................................................................Director of Ticket Service & Retention Zac Cooper.................................................................................... Season Ticket Sales Manager Corey Garrity................................................................... Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Courtney Gros................................................................. Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Tim Gryzch...................................................................... Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Stephanie Johnson.......................................................... Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Mario Scarfalloto............................................................. Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Gena Boudreaux........................................................................ Season Ticket Service Manager Rashii Givens...................................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Blake Leonard................................................................ Service & Retention Account Executive Roger Perryman............................................................. Service & Retention Account Executive Jordan Thomas............................................................... Service & Retention Account Executive Charlene Brown........................................................................................................Receptionist Amanda Gullette.......................................................................................................Receptionist Derrick James................................................................................ Director of Ticket Operations Joe Chavis........................................................... Ticket Operations & Parking Services Manager Jonathan Pick............................................................................... Ticket Operations Coordinator Angela Leon................................................................................ Ticket Administration Manager Chris Guidry............................................................................... Group Sales & Service Director Denton Hunter................................................................. Senior Group Sales Account Executive Jesse Nantz..................................................................... Senior Group Sales Account Executive Chris Harpster............................................................................ Group Sales Account Executive DeAngelo Norris..........................................................................Group Sales Account Executive Lauren Sims............................................................................... Group Sales Account Executive Mariana Jerez.......................................................................................... Ticket Service Manger Carrie Albright......................................................................... Season Ticket Account Executive Andrew Boylan........................................................................ Season Ticket Account Executive Kirk Cohen.............................................................................. Season Ticket Account Executive Dustin Matherne...................................................................... Season Ticket Account Executive Jim Pollino............................................................................... Season Ticket Account Executive KeVon Powell........................................................................... Season Ticket Account Executive David Stern........................................................ New Business Development Account Executive Philicia Douglas..................................................................................... Manager of Inside Sales Molly Threeton.................................................................... Retention and Services Coordinator FINANCE & ACCOUNTING Ed Lang..............................................................................................Senior Vice President/CFO Patrice Gunter...................................................................................... Vice Presisent, Controller Mallory Vedros............................................................................................... Assistant Controller Sheila Chimento..................................................................................... Senior Staff Accountant Jay Romig................................................................................Executive Director, Administration John Berfect ................................................................................................................Mail Clerk LEGAL Vicky Neumeyer.............................................................. Senior Vice President/General Counsel Matthew Sharpe.....................................................................................................Staff Attorney BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE Ben Wang.................................................................. Executive Director of Business Intelligence Stephen Neal....................................................................... Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Justin Loehn................................................................................... Business Intelligence Analyst Kate McCabe................................................................................Business Intelligence Manager HUMAN RESOURCES Pat McKinney.........................................................................Vice President, Human Resources Mary Vinet........................................................................................................Benefits Manager Alyssa Hadden...............................................................................Human Resources Generalist Shelley Bennett....................................................................................................Payroll Manger INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Jeff Huffman .......................................................Senior Director of IT Security & Administration Jody Barbier .............................................................................................Director IT Operations Kevin Brewer ............................................................................ Computer Systems & IT Manger Chris Chapital ................................................................................... Desktop Support Specialist Brock Orrett...................................................................................... Desktop Support Specialist Reid Bachman................................................................................... Desktop Support Specialist FACILITIES Terry Ashburn ................................................................................................. Facilities Director Wade Vicknair ................................................................................. Assistant Facilities Manager Corey Rogers ........................................................................................ Grounds Superintendent Gordon Duplessis............................................................................................Facilities Assistant Michael Eiffert.................................................................................................Facilities Assistant Cody Vicknair..................................................................................................Facilities Assistant


THE HOME OF THE SAINTS

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME SUPERLATIVES A NATIONAL LANDMARK Created by Law - November 8, 1966 Construction Began - August 11, 1971 Opened - August 3, 1975

Legendary Moments • Saints played first professional football game inside the Superdome when they hosted the Houston Oilers on August 9, 1975 • Alabama beat Penn State 13-6 in first Sugar Bowl game in the Superdome in 1976 • “Pistol Pete” Maravich & New Orleans Jazz set a NBA crowd mark of 35,077 in 1977 • Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks before 65,000 in 1978

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• #2 LSU defeated #1 Oklahoma 21-14 to win college football national title in 2004 • Saints defeated Falcons 23-3 in first game after Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006 • Saints beat the Eagles 27-24 to advance to NFC championship game for the first time in team history on Jan. 13, 2007 • LSU beats Ohio State 38-24 to win BCS Championship before record crowd of 79,651 • Saints defeated the Vikings 31-28 in overtime in first NFC Championship game they hosted to advance to Super Bowl XLIV, before 71,276 on Jan. 24, 2010. • Following a comprehensive renovation that was completed in 2011, and resulting in one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the world, the club reached a ten-year naming rights deal with Mercedes-Benz USA to rename the stadium the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

• New Orleans Saints (NFL Football) • Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (NCAA Division I Football) • State Farm Bayou Classic (Southern U. vs. Grambling State Football) • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (NCAA Division I Football) • LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic (State High School Football Championships) • Super Bowls XII (1978), XV (1981), XX (1986), XXIV (1990), XXXI (1997), XXXVI (2002), XLVII (2013) • NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012

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SAINTSATION SPOTLIGHT

AMBER COLLEGE: The University of Holy Cross DEGREE/MAJOR: Biology YEARS WITH THE TEAM: 4

Returning to the Dome for her fourth year, Amber feels blessed to be a veteran member of the New Orleans Saintsations. Originally a lover of music, Amber was trained competitively in the symphonic band, where she competed parishwide and districtwide for her talents on the flute. Amber then became interested in cheerleading, which led her to audition for the Saintsations after graduating from high school and pursuing her education at the University of Holy Cross. Currently, Amber has become an educator to aspiring dancers, a high school cheerleading coach and the founder of her own non-profit organization called The Divine 7. Entering her fourth and final season, Amber looks forward to taking the memories and lessons she has learned as a member of the Saintsations and applying them to her personal life.

GET TO KNOW AMBER WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A SAINTSATION? The amount of community outreach I’m involved in throughout the season. Appearances where we’re interacting with children and families in the community reminds me, constantly, how powerful the uniform and this opportunity is. Having the chance to make an impact on children’s lives is truly the best part about being a member of this team. WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED? The constant reminder from my family that whatever I strive to be in this world, I have to work for it. Nothing worth having comes easy, and success is achieved through sacrifice and perseverance. Knowing the type of life I want for myself and the calling God has for my life, I have to stay focused. HOW DO YOU BALANCE BEING A SAINTSATION WITH YOUR DAILY LIFE? Learning time management has allowed me to balance Saintsations with other personal activities I have going on. I stick to a very precise schedule and daily routine which helps to keep me organized. WHO IS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE MODEL IN YOUR LIFE? A significant role model in my life is my boyfriend. He always challenges me to be a better version of myself, which reinforces my drive for success. He has become a very successful entrepreneur at a young age, and seeing the sacrifice and hard work he puts into his business every day motivates me to do the same. WHAT ARE THE THREE TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF, OUTSIDE OF JOINING THE SAINTSATIONS? Organizing my own summer dance program, becoming the cheerleading coach at a prestigious local high school, and the upcoming completion of my degree at UHC.

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WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? The best advice was from my pastor who said, “The only person I need to impress is God.” This has kept me humble and focused in the journey to reach all of the goals I’m striving to accomplish. WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU ADMIRE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE AND WHY? The ability to keep the positive things ahead of the negative. I struggle with this, so seeing other people do this reminds me that I am more than my situation, and I can conquer anything that comes my way. IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I have always been in love with movies that were filmed in Spain, so to experience it in person would be incredible. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE TEN YEARS FROM NOW? I definitely want to have grown from the person I am today. In ten years, I will be married to an amazing man. We both will be running our own companies, while building an empire for our children if we choose to have them. In ten years, I would have secured stability for myself and my family and we will be enjoying the rewards of life. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER FOR ONE NIGHT WITH ANY HISTORICAL PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Martin Luther King. I would want to meet the person who challenged society and successfully advocated for the acceptance of diversity. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION? Always remain true to the person you are and refuse to conform to what other people want you to be. Success requires an extreme amount of sacrifice, so I encourage children to always be mindful of who they surround themselves with. Those around you should add to your life, not take away, and remembering this will improve your daily life in general.


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GET TO KNOW SARA WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED? Each year I set new goals, and striving to obtain those goals motivates me on a daily basis. Surrounding myself with uplifting and inspiring people also motivates me to achieve my own success. HOW DO YOU BALANCE BEING A SAINTSATION WITH YOUR DAILY LIFE? Two main things help me with balance: one is maintaining an organized calendar, and secondly, I practice yoga and work out, clearing my mind after a busy day! WHO IS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE MODEL IN YOUR LIFE? My dad consistently shows me how the power of kindness, effort and love can change your life and the life of others for the better. WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF OUTSIDE OF JOINING THE SAINTSATIONS? Outside of Saintsations, I am most proud of saving finances to travel to France to choreograph and write for the LSU theatre show Dream Logos, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from LSU, and discovering the power I have within myself to be authentically me. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN? “Use your knowledge and expertise to keep going for the next opportunity. Don’t let anyone tell you there is a perfect situation; nothing is perfect but there’s always something to reach for.” –Robert Licht WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I’ve always been interested in design projects. Collaborating with family and friends on a creative project, whether it be updating a room or working on an art piece, gives me such a thrill!

SARA COLLEGE: Louisiana State University DEGREE/MAJOR: Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences YEARS WITH THE TEAM: 3

Sara, a North Carolina native, is returning for her third season as a New Orleans Saintsation! After moving to Louisiana, dance became one of her many exciting passions. Auditioning for teams in high school became a challenge, but she was determined to never let the word “no” stop her. Sara was a member of her high school dance team, the St. Paul’s Golden Blues, for two years. While attending the University of Southern Mississippi, Sara was a member of the high kicking Dixie Darlings Dance team, performing in front of thousands of fans for the first time. Finishing her undergrad at Louisiana State University enabled her to study aerial silks and acrobatics as well as continuing dance, sports administration and English minors. Sara explored the dance world at LSU, allowing her to meet Saintsations who motivated her to audition for the team. While completing her last year of college, Sara experienced her first Saints game on the field and graduated with a bachelor’s in humanities and social sciences. She now works as a bridal stylist and consultant at an esteemed bridal boutique in Louisiana. “Auditioning to be a Saintsation was the best leap I ever took, and three years later, cheering on the Saints to a victory in Miami is definitely a goal worth reaching for!

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WHAT IS THE TRAIT THAT YOU ADMIRE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE AND WHY? Humility is a trait I admire because it is not something you can put on a resumé. It is seen by genuine interaction with others. I learn to be more patient from humble people, which is easily lost in today’s world. IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I’ve only left the country once, and experiencing different cultures gives remarkable perspective on life. Watching my peers participate in mission trips inspires me to do the same. I would love to some day travel to Thailand and work hands-on to care for elephants! It is a unique opportunity to help my favorite animal and explore a different part of the world. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE TEN YEARS FROM NOW? Opportunity comes and goes; in ten years I want to be able to look back and be proud of who I am and where I’ve been, hopefully using each day and year with great purpose. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER FOR ONE NIGHT WITH ANY HISTORICAL PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would appreciate the opportunity to sit down with Eleanor Roosevelt. She left behind inspiration for women to live by every day and a legacy for the U.S. President’s First Lady to follow proudly. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION? Unearth positivity and inspiration in your daily life, live in the present, and be genuinely you in the good, the bad and the ugly!


GAME PREVIEW

BY JUSTIN MACIONE

SAINTS HOST COWBOYS IN FIFTH STRAIGHT PRIME TIME MEETING BETWEEN NFC POWERS

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ollowing an impressive 33-27 win at the Seattle Seahawks to improve to 2-1, the New Orleans Saints return home when they host the Dallas Cowboys (3-0) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome tonight. The Saints will be looking to improve to 3-1 after splitting the two games on the

slate for a road trip, which had them stay in Belluvue, Washington for a week, practicing at the University of Washington — sandwiched between a loss at the Los Angeles Rams and the emotional win in Seattle. After finishing 1-9 in the month of September from 2014-16, the Saints are long past their early

season struggles. Since 2017, the club has posted a 6-4 mark in the first month of the season, 6-2 after dropping the first two games of 2017. This more consistent play from the start has set the club up for success and deep playoff runs in the last two campaigns. Tonight, the Saints will be looking to fully eradicate the slow starts and finished 3-1 in September for the second consecutive season. Tonight’s Cowboys contest will be the first of a two-game homestand for the Saints, opening NFC South play against Tampa Bay on Oct. 6. The Saints jumped out to a 27-7 lead Sunday by the end of the third quarter against the Seahawks, their most favorable start in a contest of the season. Running back Alvin Kamara had 161 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, as he carried 16 times for 69 yards with a TD and caught nine passes for 92 yards with a score.  Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, making the start in place of an injured Drew Brees, completed 19-of-27 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 112.7 passer rating. The New Orleans defense stopped four Seattle fourth down attempts. Midway through the second quarter, cornerback Eli Apple punched the ball out of Seahawks running back Chris Carson’s hands; it was picked up by safety Vonn Bell, and he returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. While cornerback Marshon Lattimore led New Orleans with a career-high 12 tackles, Bell and linebacker Demario Davis were tied for second on the club with nine stops apiece. For the second time in three weeks, special teams also played an important role

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in the victory. Early in the first quarter, rookie wide receiver/ return specialist Deonte Harris returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown. Punter Thomas Morstead enjoyed a dominant day in a facility known for difficult conditions, punting six times for 324 yards with a 54.0 gross punting average and a 52.0 net. Four punts fell inside the 20-yard line, including two inside the five. Second-year defensive back J.T. Gray also recorded a game-high and career-high three coverage tackles. The Saints and Cowboys have met 29 times with Dallas holding a 17-12 lead. However, New Orleans has won the last two meetings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Signifying the mustsee football aspect of the series, the last four meetings have taken place on prime time.

NEW ORLEANS – DALLAS STATISTICAL COMPARISON

SERIES FAST FACTS

CATEGORY

SAINTS COWBOYS

Record

2-1 3-0

SAINTS’ LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 32 (Saints 49, Cowboys 17, November 10, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)

24.0 (11t)

32.3 (4)

COWBOYS’ LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 37 (Cowboys 40, Saints 3, September 24, 1973 at Texas Stadium)

Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)

27.3 (26)

14.7 (4)

CURRENT SERIES STREAK: Cowboys 1 (November 29, 2018-present)

Total Off. (NFL Rank)

339.7 (21)

481.3 (3)

SAINTS’ LONGEST WIN STREAK: 6 (December 6, 1998December 10, 2006)

Rushing Off. (NFL Rank)

97.7 (20)

179.0 (3)

Passing Off. (NFL Rank)

242.0 (17)

302.3 (4)

Total Def. (NFL Rank)

436.3 (27)

336.0 (15)

Rushing Def. (NFL Rank)

134.7 (26)

90.0(10)

Passing Def. (NFL Rank)

301.7 (30)

246.0 (15)

Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

19.2 (21)

5.5 (29)

Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

11.1 (5)

5.7 (21)

Turnover Margin (NFL Rank) even

(16t)

+1(9t)

Penalties

29 22

FEWEST POINTS BY COWBOYS: 0, (September 10, 1989 at Texas Stadium)

Penalty Yards

205

214

Opp. Penalties

23

19

FEWEST POINTS, BOTH TEAMS: 20 points (Twice), Cowboys won 17-3 on November 3, 1968 at Tulane Stadium (First Time). Saints won 13-7 on December 28, 2003 at the Louisiana Superdome (Most Recent).

Opp. Penalty Yards

187

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COWBOYS’ LONGEST WIN STREAK: 6 (September 24, 1973-October 21, 1984) MOST POINTS BY SAINTS: 49, (Saints 49, Cowboys 17, November 10, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome) MOST POINTS BY COWBOYS: 40, Saints 3 (September 24, 1973 at Texas Stadium) MOST POINTS, BOTH TEAMS: 65 (Saints 34, Cowboys 28 OT, December 23, 2012 at Cowboys Stadium) FEWEST POINTS BY SAINTS: Three points (Twice), Cowboys won 17-3 on November 3, 1968 at Tulane Stadium (First). Cowboys won 40-3 on September 24, 1973 at Texas Stadium (Most Recent).


PLAYERS TO WATCH

PLAYERS TO WATCH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS DALLAS COWBOYS

MARSHON

AMARI

LATTIMORE #23

COOPER #19

The 2017 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year will have his hands full tonight with a talented group of skill players on the Cowboys offense, led by WR Amari Cooper. Cooper leads the Cowboys with 16 receptions for 238 yards and four touchdowns and has jumpstarted the Dallas offense since his midseason acquisition last year with his combination of size and speed. Lattimore was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft for times like this. He came up big in last year’s matchup in Dallas, recording a career-high ten tackles (career-high nine solo) and a forced fumble/fumble recovery. In addition to being an accomplished cover man, Lattimore has shown the ability to tackle as well, again evidenced by his career-high 12 stop effort in last week’s win at Seattle.

The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the 6-2, 225-pound standout from Alabama has been an offensive force throughout his five-year NFL career, recording 294 receptions for 4,146 yards (14.1 avg.) and 29 touchdowns. Possessing the size to break tackles and speed to make long gains, Cooper was acquired by Dallas at midseason last year from Oakland in exchange for a 2019 first round draft pick and the bounty was well worth the cost as the Cowboys went on a 7-2 run on the way to the NFC East title. In 2019, Cooper has posted 16 catches for 238 yards with four touchdowns and has established himself as quarterback Dak Prescott’s most valued target downfield. Minimizing Cooper’s impact will be important in New Orleans’ defensive effort.

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FEATURED SAINT

BY HANNAH MARTIN

RAMCZYK FINDS HIS CALLING ON RIGHT SIDE OF SAINTS LINE S

aints T Ryan Ramczyk decided football wasn’t for him. He hung up the cleats. And so began the unusual journey that started with a stint at a technical college and ended with a first-round pick in the NFL. A native of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Ramczyk was a first-team All-State selection by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, AP honorable mention All-State, first-team AllRegion, first-team All-Wisconsin Valley Confer-

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ence, team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year at Stevens Point Area High School. When Paul Chryst left his position as the offensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the head coach job at Pittsburgh, he offered Ramczyk a scholarship—but Ramczyk turned it down. Instead, he opted to stay closer to home and play at a Division II school, Winona State University in Minnesota. He showed up to

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campus, participated in a few practices and made his decision: football was not for him. He took a year off from football and attended Madison Area Technical College and then MidState Technical College in Stevens Point. “Initially, I wasn’t thinking about football,” Ramczyk said. “I wanted to get into either welding or law enforcement.” Ramczyk stayed in his hometown while he figured out what his future was going to look like. Meanwhile, Tom Journell, the head coach down the road at Division III University of WisconsinStevens Point, reached out to Ramczyk and said that he had a spot on the team if he ever decided he wanted to play football again. “As the months went on it was like, man, what did I just give up? I really love this game,” Ramczyk said. “I missed being around the guys. I missed competing on the field.” He stopped by Journell’s office and told him he was ready to give football another chance.For an athlete like Ramczyk, the transition was simple. “It was under my own free will,” Ramczyk said. “It was my own choice and it was my own drive to play again, so I was very self-motivated. I was excited to go full steam ahead and attack it and play football again.” From there, Ramczyk played two seasons at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned secondteam all-conference honors as a freshman and first-team all-league honors as a sophomore. He never even allowed a sack. He fell in love with the game again. As a youngster, Ramczyk had dreamed of playing for the Badgers, and now he had his chance as Chryst returned to the Badgers coaching staff in 2014. The timing was finally right, and Ramczyk couldn’t pass up the opportunity. He was hesitant to leave UW-Stevens Point, but Journell understood. “It was a really special feeling,” Ramczyk said. “Growing up, I always dreamed of playing for the Badgers and obviously I had that hump there after high school, but to be able to be accepted into that school and have the opportunity to go there and play, it was a very exciting time in my life.” He sat for one year because of NCAA transfer rules and took that time to adjust to the speed and strength that it takes to excel at a Division I FBS football program. He caught on quickly and focused on learning as much as he could from everyone around him. Ramczyk was in the right place for an offensive lineman wanting to play at the highest level. Ramczyk played one season at Wisconsin and started all 14 games at left tackle in 2016 in Madison on the way to consensus first-team All-American and All-Big Ten honors. He anchored an offensive line that helped the Badgers rush for 203.1 yards


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per game while ranking as the season’s top run blocker among FBS tackles by Pro Football Focus. The 6-foot-6, 314-pound tackle allowed just one sack and eight pressures, per PFF. He had one year of eligibility left but chose to come out and enter the draft, which surprised some people. “It was a big decision to come out, because I did have hip surgery (prior to the draft). I had to make the most of it. I did everything that I could to rehab my hip and stay strong in my upper body. When the time came to get out there and do field work and stuff.” “There were people on both sides (with opinions), but at the end of the day I think everyone supported my decision.” It was a risky move for Ramczyk to leave Wisconsin after just one season, considering the road he took to get there and the hip injury he had suffered. His decision paid dividends as he was a firstround pick by the Saints in 2017. “It was kind of a whirlwind coming in here because initially, I was selected and the Saints had two great tackles starting,” Ramczyk said.

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“And then unfortunately, Terron (Armstead) went down, and I stepped up in that position.” “It was kind of crazy, but it was great opportunity. I’ve really been enjoying it, and I’m looking forward to this year and many more hopefully.” Ramczyk made an immediate impact to the Saints offensive line. He started all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests his rookie season, and he made his NFL debut at left tackle in place of an injured Armstead. He became the first rookie to start at left tackle for the Saints in a season opener since Jim Dombrowski in 1986. He then moved to right tackle permanently in Week Four, where he saw action early in the season, after starter Zach Strief suffered a season-ending knee injury. Ramczyk finished the campaign there for the final 12 regular season games and both playoff contests and earned PWFA All-Rookie honors. In his third season, Ramczyk continues to bring that dominance in the trenches for the Black and Gold. In the Saints season opener against Hous-

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ton, Ramczyk kept Texan’s defensive end JJ Watt, a dominant pass rusher against any opponent and fellow former Wisconsin standout, out of the Saints backfield and left without a tackle or a sack for the first time in his career. “Obviously it was a huge challenge,” Ramczyk said of going against Watt. “I was pleased with my performance, and not only my performance, but the guys around me who helped shut JJ down for the night.” “I’m happy I handled JJ well, but there’s a lot of good pass rushers in this league,” Ramczyk said. “You can’t look by anyone. JJ is obviously a really good pass rusher, but everyone has their unique abilities. Week-to-week, it’s going to be a new challenge.” The challenge in 2019 will be to continue the progress of the line in both the running game and passing game, as the Saints look to take that next step. “We have a really good mesh of all these guys. Losing Max (Unger) is tough. We miss him on and off the field. Erik (McCoy) has been doing a great job (at center). We have really good competition at that spot. But as a whole, we all get along, we all mesh, we all communicate really well. I think it will be a pretty solid group.”


ALUMNI UPDATE

MY SUPER BOWL MEMORY Inside each Saints Gameday during the 2019 season, a Saint will go back to reflect on the special 2009 season, where New Orleans ran through the year with a 13-3 record and captured Super Bowl XLIV.

SCOTT SHANLE This week’s guest will be linebacker Scott Shanle, a stalwart on the New Orleans defense from 2006-12, after coming to the Saints in a trade from the Dallas Cowboys during 2006 training camp. Shanle was immediately moved into the starting lineup. During Payton’s tenure as head coach, no Saint has exceeded Shanle’s 667 Tackles. His 2009 was outstanding, as he started 14 games on the weakside and posted 106 tackles (74 solo) and recorded his first two career interceptions along with four pass defenses and two fumble recoveries. The consistent Shanle made at least seven tackles in 11 games. He also added 29 stops and three passes defensed in the postseason. Now living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with his family and working as a trainer as well as an analyst for CST’s Saints coverage, Shanle went back to the club’s magical season to discuss his memories.

What regular season game stands out from that season the most? There are a lot of games from that season, for a number of reasons for me individually. I had a strong start to the season, having an interception in the season opener vs. Detroit. At Philadelphia was a big, big game, but I just think, from a team standpoint, there were a few season defining wins. Beating the Giants, who were a really good team in the NFC early in the season. Coming back and beating Miami on the road at the Super Bowl site and then beating New England at home later in the year. Those were probably the key games to that season for us.

When did you know that the 2009 team was capable of something special? These key games all happened at various stages of the season to keep our competence

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growing. I think for us as a team, when we went to Miami and we had a rough first half, we’re down early and we came back and end up winning that game handily. I think that was a game where we faced real adversity, and we realized we had the makings of a good team to be able to handle that adversity.

What is your most memorable moment from that season? In the NFC Championship game, watching that kick go through the uprights. Reliving that moment in your head is a special moment, just to know that you got to the Super Bowl. I think for me, probably the Monday night game against the Patriots. When we beat the Patriots to the point where they pulled Tom Brady early and they were completely confused by what we were doing defensively. I think that was a game that sticks out in my mind.

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Do you have a funny story you’d like to share from that season? A lot of the best stories happened in the meeting rooms and in the locker room. I can’t think of any one particular thing. I know for us that that journey, winning a championship, means a lot, but it means even more when you do it with people that you can laugh and joke around with. We had a lot of great moments in the locker room. It never felt like it was work because we all enjoyed each other’s company.

10 years later, what do you reflect back from that season? I think obviously it’s a special moment anytime you can win a championship. The mantra we all rallied around was “when you win together, you walk together forever.” And that is certainly true. All of those guys, we stay in touch. Coach Payton

and Mickey Loomis bring everybody back in town for playoff games. When we see each other, it’s like no time has passed. We pick up right where we left off. The thing I remember the most is just the camaraderie and the friendships that that team had was unbelievable.

How often do you wear your Super Bowl ring or get asked about that season? I wear it more often now obviously doing Cox Sports Television coverage and going to Saints home games. I wear it when it comes down to doing a media thing, but other than that, my kids like to show their friends the ring.

What do you remember about the city of New Orleans and Saints fans during that season? Being able to spend seven years there, I didn’t appreciate when I first got traded there just how much that city and that region love the Saints. For us to be able to provide a winner and bring a championship to die-hard Saints fans who never thought they’d see the day is so rewarding. I tell people all the time that there wasn’t a city I would have rather won a Super Bowl for because the fans there appreciated winning and appreciated the efforts.


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Saints defensive end Trey Hendrickson has made a jump in his third NFL season. A thirdround draft pick out of Florida Atlantic in 2017, Hendrickson leads the Saints with three sacks, dropping Deshaun Watson twice in the seasonopening win over Houston and recording a sack/forced fumble of Jared Goff at the Los Angeles Rams on September 15.

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Pictured here with a Hancock Whitney Junior Team Captain are the four defensive and offensive team captains as elected by teammates: linebacker Demario Davis, defensive end Cameron Jordan, left tackle Terron Armstead and quarterback Drew Brees. Not pictured, but also elected, is special teams captain Thomas Morstead.

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Now in his 11th season as offensive coordinator of the Saints and 14th overall on the coaching staff, Pete Carmichael is the longest-tenured offensive coordinator in the NFL with the same team. During Carmichael’s tenure on the New Orleans coaching staff, the club’s 13-year streak of finishing in the top 10 in offense is the third-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

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The

New Orleans Saints 3

Wil Lutz kicker

9

Drew Brees

19

Ted Ginn Jr.

23

quarterback

wide receiver

Marshon Lattimore cornerback

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Teddy Bridgewater quarterback

10

Tre’Quan Smith

20

Ken Crawley

24

wide receiver

cornerback

Vonn Bell safety

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Thomas Morstead punter

11

Deonte Harris

21

Patrick Robinson

25

Eli Apple

wide receiver / RETURN SPECIALIST

cornerback

cornerback

7

Taysom Hill quarterback

13

Michael Thomas

22

C.J. Gardner-Johnson

26

P.J. Williams

wide receiver

safety

cornerback


NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

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Dwayne Washington running back

41

Alvin Kamara

49

Zach Wood

54

Kiko Alonso

62

running back

long snapper

linebacker

Nick Easton center

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28

Latavius Murray

42

Zach Line

50

Ray-Ray Armstrong

running back

fullback

linebacker

55

Kaden Elliss

64

Will Clapp

linebacker

center

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Saquan Hampton safety

43

Marcus Williams

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Craig Robertson

56

Demario Davis

67

Larry Warford

safety

linebacker

linebacker

guard

34

Justin Hardee defensive back

48

J.T. Gray

53

A.J. Klein

60

71

defensive back

linebacker

Patrick Omameh guard

/ tackle

Ryan Ramczyk tackle


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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

72

Terron Armstead

80

Austin Carr

90

Malcom Brown

94

Cameron Jordan

99

Shy Tuttle

tackle

wide receiver

defensive tackle

defensive end

73

Ethan Greenidge

84

Lil’Jordan Humphrey

91

Trey Hendrickson

96

Carl Granderson

offensive lineman

wide receiver

defensive end

defensive end

defensive tackle

68 N E W

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Andrus Peat

87

Jared Cook

92

Marcus Davenport

97

Mario Edwards Jr.

guard

/ tackle

tight end

defensive end

defensive end

78

Erik McCoy

89

Josh Hill

93

98

center

tight end

David Onyemata defensive tackle

Sheldon Rankins defensive tackle


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SAINTS - ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

Ht./Wt.

Born

Exp.

College

H.S. Hometown

54

Alonso, Kiko

LB

6-3/239

8/14/90

7

Oregon

Los Gatos, Calif.

25

Apple, Eli

CB

6-1/203

8/9/95

4

Ohio State

Voorhees, N.J.

72

Armstead, Terron

T

6-5/304

7/23/91

7

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Cahokia, Ill.

50

Armstrong, Ray-Ray

LB

6-3/220

3/5/91

7

Miami (Fla.)

Sanford, Fla.

24

Bell, Vonn

S

9

Brees, Drew

QB

5-11/205 6-0/209

12/12/94 1/15/79

4 19

Ohio State

Rossville, Ga.

Purdue

Austin, Texas

5

Bridgewater, Teddy

QB

6-2/215

11/10/92

6

Louisville

Miami, Fla.

90

Brown, Malcom

DT

6-2/320

2/2/94

5

Texas

Brenham, Texas

80

Carr, Austin

WR

6-1/195

12/25/93

3

Northwestern

Benicia, Calif.

64

Clapp, Will

C

6-5/311

12/10/95

2

Louisiana State

New Orleans, La.

87

Cook, Jared

TE

6-5/254

4/7/87

11

South Carolina

Suwanee, Ga.

20

Crawley, Ken

CB

6-1/180

2/8/93

4

Colorado

Washington, D.C.

92

Davenport, Marcus

DE

6-6/265

9/4/96

2

Texas-San-Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

56

Davis, Demario

LB

6-2/248

1/11/89

8

Arkansas State

Brandon, Miss.

62

Easton, Nick

C/G

6-3/303

6/16/92

5

Harvard

Lenoir, N.C.

97

Edwards Jr., Mario

DE

6-3/280

1/25/94

5

Florida State

Denton, Texas

55

Elliss, Kaden

LB

6-2/238

6/10/95

R

Idaho

Salt Lake City, Utah

22

Gardner-Johnson, C.J. DB

5-11/210

12/20/97

R

Florida

Cocoa, Fla.

19

Ginn Jr., Ted

5-11/180

4/12/85

13

Ohio State

Cleveland, Ohio

WR

96

Granderson, Carl

DE

6-5/261

12/18/96

R

Wyoming

Sacramento, Calif.

48

Gray, J.T.

DB

6-0/202

1/18/96

2

Mississippi State

Clarksdale, Miss.

73

Greenidge, Ethan

OL

6-4/335

9/10/97

R

Villanova

Flanders, N.Y.

33

Hampton, Saquan

DB

6-1/206

12/12/95

R

Rutgers

Hamilton, N.J.

6-1/200

34

Hardee Sr., Justin

DB

11

Harris, Deonte

WR/RS 5-6/170

2/7/94

3

Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

12/4/97

R

Assumption

Baltimore, Md.

91

Hendrickson, Trey

DE

6-4/270

12/5/94

3

Florida Atlantic

Apopka, Fla.

89

Hill, Josh

TE

6-5/250

5/21/90

7

Idaho State

Blackfoot, Idaho

7

Hill, Taysom

QB

6-2/221

8/23/90

3

Brigham Young

Pocatello, Idaho

84

Humphrey, Lil’Jordan

WR

6-4/225

4/19/98

R

Texas

Southlake, Texas Chandler, Ariz.

94

Jordan, Cameron

DE

6-4/287

7/10/89

9

California

41

Kamara, Alvin

RB

5-10/215

7/25/95

3

Tennessee

Atlanta, Ga.

53

Klein, A.J.

LB

6-1/240

7/30/91

7

Iowa State

Kimberly, Wisc.

23

Lattimore, Marshon

CB

6-0/192

5/20/96

3

Ohio State

Cleveland, Ohio

42

Line, Zach

FB

6-1/233

4/26/90

7

Southern Methodist

Oxford, Mich.

3

Lutz, Wil

K

5-11/184

78

McCoy, Erik

C

6-4/303

7/7/94

4

Georgia State

Newnan, Ga.

8/27/97

R

Texas A&M

Lufkin, Texas

11

6

Morstead, Thomas

P

6-4/235

3/8/86

28

Murray, Latavius

RB

6-3/230

1/18/90

7

Southern Methodist

Pearland, Texas

Central Florida

Nedrow, N.Y.

60

Omameh, Patrick

G

6-4/327

12/29/89

7

Michigan

Columbus, Ohio

93

Onyemata, David

DT

6-4/300

11/13/92

4

Manitoba (Canada)

Lagos, Nigeria Tempe, Ariz

75

Peat, Andrus

G/T

6-7/316

11/4/93

5

Stanford

71

Ramczyk, Ryan

T

6-6/314

4/22/94

3

Wisconsin

Stevens Point, Wisc.

98

Rankins, Sheldon

DT

6-2/305

4/2/94

4

Louisville

Covington, Ga.

52

Robertson, Craig

LB

6-1/234

2/11/88

7

North Texas

Stafford, Texas

21

Robinson, Patrick

CB

5-11/191

9/7/87

10

10

Smith, Tre’Quan

WR

6-2/210

1/7/96

2

Florida State

Miami, Fla.

Central Florida

Delray Beach, Fla.

13

Thomas, Michael

WR

6-3/212

3/3/93

4

Ohio State

Woodland Hills, Calif.

99

Tuttle, Shy

DT

6-3/300

10/20/95

R

Tennessee

Welcome, N.C.

67

Warford, Larry

G

6-3/317

6/18/91

7

Kentucky

Richmond, Ky.

27

Washington, Dwayne

RB

6-1/223

4/24/94

4

Washington

Cerritos, Calif.

43

Williams, Marcus

S

6-1/195

9/8/96

3

Utah

Eastvale, Calif.

26

Williams, P.J.

CB

6-0/196

6/1/93

5

Florida State

Ocala, Fla.

49

Wood, Zach

LS

6-3/255

1/10/93

3

Southern Methodist

Rowlett, Texas


COWBOYS - COACH & KEY PLAYERS

Jason Garrett – Head Coach

Jason Garrett was named the eighth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history on January 5, 2011 after handling interim duties in the second half of the 2010 season. Garrett became the first former Cowboys player to become head coach of the team. Garrett has posted a 80-59 record in the regular season and a 2-3 mark in the postseason for an 82-62 overall mark. As

a backup quarterback during his career in Dallas, he started 9-of-23 games played and was a member of teams that won six division titles and three Super Bowls. Garrett took over as interim head coach midway through the 2010 season from Wade Phillips. He guided the club to a 5-3 mark to finish after the team started 1-7. He led Dallas to three straight 8-8 records, narrowly missing the playoffs and division titles in each of his first three full seasons as head coach (2011-2013), before posting a 12-4 record and capturing the NFC East title for the first time in his coaching tenure in 2014. In 2016, Garrett led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the NFC East title. In 2018, he guided Dallas to wins in four of their last five contests to finish 10-6 and

capture their second NFC East title in the last three seasons as they won the NFC Wild Card Playoff matchup over Seattle. In 2019, he has the Cowboys off to a 3-0 start. Garrett was first hired as Cowboys offensive coordinator in 2007, and in 2008, he was assigned the additional duties of assistant head coach. Under Garrett, the Cowboys offense has reached high levels of productivity in several statistical categories, and the unit has finished among the NFL’s top-ten in net yards per game six times: 2016 (fifth), 2014 (seventh), 2012 (sixth), 2010 (tenth), 2009 (second), and 2007 (second) and are currently ranked third in 2019. The team has set singleseason records in a handful of statistical categories, including topping 6,000 total net yards for

the first times in franchise history (2016-6,027, 2014 - 6,138, 2009 - 6,390 and 2011 - 6,008). Garrett first entered coaching as the quarterbacks coach (200506) for Nick Saban’s first Miami Dolphins club. He collegiately played at Princeton (198788) for two seasons and was named the Ivy League’s Player of the Year as a senior in 1988. Garrett played professionally for 15 years, first joining the New Orleans Saints practice squad and then in the World League and the Canadian Football League before joining Dallas (1992-99), where he served as the backup to Troy Aikman and was a member of three Super Bowl Championship teams, the New York Giants (2000-02), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) and Dolphins (2004).

4

6

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Key Players

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Dak Prescott quarterback

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Chris Jones punter

Randall Cobb wide receiver


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19

Amari Cooper

50

Sean Lee

71

La’el Collins

89

Blake Jarwin

74

wide receiver

linebacker

tackle

tight end

21

Ezekiel Elliott

54

Jaylon Smith

72

Travis Frederick

90

DeMarcus Lawrence

running back

linebacker

center

defensive end

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55

Jourdan Lewis cornerback

Leighton Vander Esch linebacker

77

Tyron Smith

91

LP Ladouceur

tackle

long snapper

31

Byron Jones

58

Robert Quinn

82

Jason Witten

98

Tyrone Crawford

cornerback

defensive end

tight end

defensive lineman


COWBOYS - ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No.

Name

Pos.

Ht./Wt.

Born

College

H.S. Hometown

92

Armstrong, Dorance

DE

6-4/262

6/10/97

2

Kansas

Houston, Texas

10

Austin, Tavon

WR

5-8/185

3/15/90

7

West Virginia

Baltimore, Md.

24

Awuzie, Chidobe

CB

6-0/203

5/24/95

3

Colorado

San Jose, Calif.

30

Brown, Anthony

CB

5-11/198

12/15/93

4

Purdue

Tampa, Fla.

18

Cobb, Randall

WR

5-10/195

8/22/90

9

Kentucky

Maryville, Tenn.

71

Collins, La’el

T

6-4/323

7/26/93

5

Louisiana State

Baton Rouge, La.

96

Collins, Maliek

DT

6-2/310

4/8/95

4

Nebraska

Kansas City, Mo.

19

Cooper, Amari

WR

6-1/225

6/17/94

5

Alabama

Miami, Fla.

95

Covington, Christian

DT

6-2/300

10/16/93

5

Rice

Vancouver, B.C.

98

Crawford, Tyrone

DL

6-4/285

11/22/89

8

Boise State

Windsor, Ontario

21

Elliott, Ezekiel

RB

6-0/228

7/22/95

4

Ohio State

St. Louis, Mo.

75

Fleming, Cameron

T

6-5/320

9/3/92

6

Stanford

Fort Hood, Texas

35

Frazier, Kavon

S

6-0/223

8/11/94

4

Central Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich.

72

Frederick, Travis

C

6-4/320

3/18/91

7

Wisconsin

Sharon, Wis.

13

Gallup, Michael

WR

6-1/205

3/4/96

2

Colorado State

Monroe, Ga.

57

Gifford, Luke

LB

6-3/245

8/28/95

R

Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.

29

Goodwin, C.J.

CB

6-3/198

2/4/90

4

California (PA)

Wheeling, West Va.

38

Heath, Jeff

S

6-1/212

5/14/91

7

Saginaw Valley State

Lake Orion, Mich.

79

Hill, Trysten

DT

6-3/310

3/25/98

R

Central Florida

Lee, Fla.

51

Hyder, Kerry

DE

6-2/275

5/2/91

4

Texas Tech

Austin, Texas

56

Jackson, Joe

DE

6-4/285

12/20/96

R

Miami

Homestead, Fla.

89

Jarwin, Blake

TE

6-5/260

7/16/94

3

Oklahoma State

Tuttle, Okla.

31

Jones, Byron

CB

6-1/200

9/26/92

5

Connecticut

New Britain, Conn.

6

Jones, Chris

P

6-0/205

7/21/89

8

Carson Newman

Rome, Ga.

69

Knight, Brandon

G

6-4/310

4/1/97

R

Indiana

Noblesville, Ind.

91

Ladouceur, Louis-Philippe LS

6-5/256

3/13/81

15

California

Pointe-Claire, Quebec

90

Lawrence, DeMarcus

DE

6-3/265

4/28/92

6

Boise State

Aiken, S.C.

50

Lee, Sean

LB

6-2/245

7/22/86

10

Penn State

Pittsburgh, Pa.

27

Lewis, Jourdan

CB

5-10/195

8/31/95

3

Michigan

Detroit, Mich.

73

Looney, Joe

C

6-3/315

8/31/90

8

Wake Forest

Lake Worth, Fla.

2

Maher, Brett

K

6-0/190

11/21/89

2

Nebraska

Kearney, Neb.

53

March, Justin

LB

5-11/232

7/5/93

5

Akron

Danville, Ill.

70

Martin, Zack

G

6-4/315

11/20/90

6

Notre Dame

Indianapolis, Ind.

49

Olawale, Jamize

FB

6-1/242

4/17/89

8

North Texas

Long Beach, Calif.

20

Pollard, Tony

RB

6-0/215

4/30/97

R

Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.

4

Prescott, Dak

QB

6-2/235

7/29/93

4

Mississippi State

Haughton, La.

58

Quinn, Robert

DE

6-4/260

5/18/90

9

North Carolina

Ladson, S.C.

61

Redmond, Adam

C

6-6/310

5/19/93

2

Harvard

Strongsville, Ohio

7

Rush, Cooper

QB

6-3/225

11/21/93

3

Central Michigan

Charlotte, Mich.

86

Schultz, Dalton

TE

6-5/260

7/11/96

2

Stanford

South Jordan, Utah

15

Smith, Devin

WR

6-1/205

3/3/92

3

Ohio State

Massillon, Ohio

54

Smith, Jaylon

LB

6-2/248

6/14/95

3

Notre Dame

Fort Wayne, Ind.

77

Smith, Tyron

T

6-5/320

12/12/90

9

Southern California

Moreno Valley, Calif.

76

Su’a-Filo, Xavier

G

6-4/312

1/1/91

6

UCLA

American Fork, Utah

48

Thomas, Joe

LB

6-1/233

5/6/91

5

South Carolina State

Blackville, S.C.

23

Thompson, Darian

S

6-2/212

9/22/93

4

Boise State

Lancaster, Calif.

55

Vander Esch, Leighton

LB

6-4/255

2/8/96

2

Boise State

Riggins, Idaho

52

Williams, Connor

G

6-5/320

5/12/97

2

Texas

Coppell, Texas

11

Wilson, Cedrick

WR

6-2/200

11/20/95

2

Boise State

Memphis, Tenn.

37

Wilson, Donovan

S

6-0/208

2/21/95

R

Texas A&M

Shreveport, La.

82

Witten, Jason

TE

6-6/263

5/6/82

16

Tennessee

Elizabethton, Tenn.

99

Woods, Antwaun

DT

6-1/310

1/3/93

2

Southern California

Los Angeles, Calif.

25

Woods, Xavier

S

7/26/95

3

Louisiana Tech

Monroe, La.

5-11/208

Exp.


SAINTS - DEPTH CHART & ROSTER DEPTH CHART

NUMERICAL ROSTER

OFFENSE

#

NAME

POS.

3 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 33 34 41 42 43 48 49 50 52 53 54 55 56 60 62 64 67 71 72 73 75 78 80 84 87 89 90 91 92 93 94 96 97 98 99

Wil Lutz Teddy Bridgewater Thomas Morstead Taysom Hill Drew Brees Tre’Quan Smith Deonte Harris Michael Thomas Ted Ginn Jr. Ken Crawley Patrick Robinson C.J. Gardner-Johnson Marshon Lattimore Vonn Bell Eli Apple P.J. Williams Dwayne Washington Latavius Murray Saquan Hampton Justin Hardee Sr. Alvin Kamara Zach Line Marcus Williams J.T. Gray Zach Wood Ray-Ray Armstrong Craig Robertson A.J. Klein Kiko Alonso Kaden Elliss Demario Davis Patrick Omameh Nick Easton Will Clapp Larry Warford Ryan Ramczyk Terron Armstead Ethan Greenidge Andrus Peat Erik McCoy Austin Carr Lil’Jordan Humphrey Jared Cook Josh Hill Malcom Brown Trey Hendrickson Marcus Davenport David Onyemata Cameron Jordan Carl Granderson Mario Edwards Jr. Sheldon Rankins Shy Tuttle

K QB P QB QB WR WR/RS WR WR CB CB DB CB S CB CB RB RB DB DB RB FB S DB LS LB LB LB LB LB LB G C/G C G T T OL G/T C WR WR TE TE DT DE DE DT DE DE DE DT DT

WR

13 Michael Thomas

LT

72 Terron Armstead

73 Ethan Greenidge

LG

75 Andrus Peat

60 Patrick Omameh

C

78 Erik McCoy

62 Nick Easton

RG

67 Larry Warford

60 Patrick Omameh

RT

71 Ryan Ramczyk

73 Ethan Greenidge

TE

87 Jared Cook

89 Josh Hill

WR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

10 Tre’Quan Smith

80 Austin Carr

QB

9

5

7

RB

41 Alvin Kamara

FB

42 Zach Line

Drew Brees

11 Deonte Harris

Teddy Bridgewater

28 Latavius Murray

84 Lil’Jordan Humphrey

64 Will Clapp

Taysom Hill

27 Dwayne Washington

DEFENSE RDE

92 Marcus Davenport

91 Trey Hendrickson

NT

90 Malcom Brown

99 Shy Tuttle

96 Carl Granderson

DT

98 Sheldon Rankins

93 David Onyemata

97 Mario Edwards Jr.

LDE

94 Cameron Jordan

91 Trey Hendrickson

96 Carl Granderson

WILL

56 Demario Davis

52 Craig Robertson

MLB

54 Kiko Alonso

50 Ray-Ray Armstrong

SAM

53 A.J. Klein

55 Kaden Elliss

LCB

25 Eli Apple

26 P.J. Williams

20 Ken Crawley

SS

24 Vonn Bell

22 C.J. Gardner-Johnson

48 J.T. Gray

FS

43 Marcus Williams

33 Saquan Hampton

RCB

23 Marshon Lattimore

21 Patrick Robinson

34 Justin Hardee

SPECIAL TEAMS P

6

Thomas Morstead

K

3

Wil Lutz Wil Lutz

KO

3

LS

49 Zach Wood

H

6

PR

11 Deonte Harris

41 Alvin Kamara

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

KR

11 Deonte Harris

7

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

Thomas Morstead

7

Taysom Hill Taysom Hill

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE T Terron Armstead (ter-RON) // LB Demario Davis (duh-MAR-ee-oh) // S Saquan Hampton (Say-quan)) RB Alvin Kamara (Kuh-MARE-Uh) // G Patrick Omameh (O-ma-MAY)) DT David Onyemata (un-ye-mah-tah) // T/G Andrus Peat (an-druss pete) // T Ryan Ramczyk (Ram-check)

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

OFFENSE

#

NAME

POS.

2 4 6 7 10 11 13 15 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 27 29 30 31 35 37 38 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 61 69 70 71 72 73 75 76 77 79 82 86 89 90 91 92 95 96 98 99

Brett Maher Dak Prescott Chris Jones Cooper Rush Tavon Austin Cedrick Wilson Michael Gallup Devin Smith Randall Cobb Amari Cooper Tony Pollard Ezekiel Elliott Darian Thompson Chidobe Awuzie Xavier Woods Jourdan Lewis C.J. Goodwin Anthony Brown Byron Jones Kavon Frazier Donovan Wilson Jeff Heath Joe Thomas Jamize Olawale Sean Lee Kerry Hyder Connor Williams Justin March Jaylon Smith Leighton Vander Esch Joe Jackson Luke Gifford Robert Quinn Adam Redmond Brandon Knight Zack Martin La’el Collins Travis Frederick Joe Looney Cameron Fleming Xavier Su’a-Filo Tyron Smith Trysten Hill Jason Witten Dalton Schultz Blake Jarwin DeMarcus Lawrence Louis-Philippe Ladouceur Dorance Armstrong Christian Covington Maliek Collins Tyrone Crawford Antwaun Woods

K QB P QB WR WR WR WR WR WR RB RB S CB S CB CB CB CB S S S LB FB LB DE G LB LB LB DE LB DE C G G T C C T G T DT TE TE TE DE LS DE DT DT DL DT

19 Amari Cooper

11 Cedrick Wilson

LT

77 Tyron Smith

75 Cameron Fleming

LG

52 Connor Williams

76 Xavier Su’a-Filo

69 Brandon Knight

C

72 Travis Frederick

73 Joe Looney

61 Adam Redmond

RG

70 Zack Martin

76 Xavier Su’a-Filo

RT

71 La’el Collins

75 Cameron Fleming

TE

82 Jason Witten

89 Blake Jarwin

WR

18 Randall Cobb

10 Tavon Austin

WR

13 Michael Gallup

15 Devin Smith

QB

4

7

RB

21 Ezekiel Elliott

FB

49 Jamize Olawale

WR

Dak Prescott

86 Dalton Schultz

Cooper Rush

20 Tony Pollard

46 Jordan Chunn

DEFENSE DE

90 DeMarcus Lawrence

92 Dorance Armstrong

DT

96 Maliek Collins

79 Trysten Hill

56 Joe Jackson

DT

99 Antwaun Woods

95 Christian Covington

DE

98 Tyrone Crawford

58 Robert Quinn

SLB

50 Sean Lee

57 Luke Gifford

51 Kerry Hyder

MLB

54 Jaylon Smith

53 Justin March

WLB

55 Leighton Vander Esch

48 Joe Thomas

CB

24 Chidobe Awuzie

29 C.J. Goodwin

CB

30 Anthony Brown

27 Jourdan Lewis

CB

31 Byron Jones

SS

38 Jeff Heath

35 Kavon Frazier

FS

25 Xavier Woods

23 Darian Thompson

37 Donovan Wilson

SPECIAL TEAMS P

6

Chris Jones

K

2

Brett Maher

LS

91 Louis Philippe Ladouceur

H

6

KOR

20 Tony Pollard

27 Jourdan Lewis

PR

10 Tavon Austin

18 Randall Cobb

Chris Jones

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE DORANCE Armstrong (DOOR-intz)) // Louis-Philippe LADOUCEUR (LAH-doo-sahr) CHIDOBE AWUZIE (CHID-oh-bay ah-WOOZ-yay) // Brett MAHER (MAH-her) // LA’EL Collins (luhEL) JAMIZE OLAWALE (juh-MAZE oh-la-WALLY) // MALIEK Collins (mah-LEEK) XAVIER SU’A-FILO (ZAY-vee-er SUE-ah-fee-low) // KAVON Frazier (KAY-von) // XAVIER Woods (ECK-zay-vee-er)

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SAINTS - STATISTICS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS / WEEK 3 / THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 SCORING

Won 2, Lost 1 Date

W/L Score Opp.

09/09 09/15 09/22

Attend.

W 30-28 Houston 73,039 L 9-27 at L.A. Rams 71,460 W 33-27 at Seattle 69,005

Lutz

TD Ru Pa Rt PAT 0

0

0

0

6/ 7

FG

2Pt PTS

6/ 7

0

24

Kamara 2 1 1 0 0 12 Bell

1 0 0 1 0 6

Harris 1 0 0 1 0 6 T. Hill 1 0 1 0 0 6 Murray 1 1 0 0 0 6 T. Smith 1 0 1 0 0 6

TEAM STATS

New Orleans

Opp.

Thomas 1 0 1 0 0 6

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 55 68 Rushing 12 20 Passing 39 41 Penalty 4 7 3rd Down: Made/Att 14/35 17/40 3rd Down Pct. 40.0 42.5 4th Down: Made/Att 1/2 2/5 4th Down Pct. 50.0 40.0 POSSESSION AVG. 29:26 30:34 TOTAL NET YARDS 1019 1309 Avg. Per Game 339.7 436.3 Total Plays 172 196 Avg. Per Play 5.9 6.7 NET YARDS RUSHING 293 404 Avg. Per Game 97.7 134.7 Total Rushes 64 79 NET YARDS PASSING 726 905 Avg. Per Game 242.0 301.7 Sacked/Yards Lost 3/24 9/52 Gross Yards 750 957 Att./Completions 105/71 108/71 Completion Pct. 67.6 65.7 Had Intercepted 2 1 PUNTS/AVERAGE 13/50.5 12/44.7 NET PUNTING AVG. 13/46.3 12/35.8 PENALTIES/YARDS 29/205 23/187 FUMBLES/BALL LOST 3/1 2/2 TOUCHDOWNS 8 11 Rushing 2 5 Passing 4 6 Returns 2 0

TEAM

8 2 4 2 6/7 6/7 0 72

OPPONENTS 11 5 6 0 10/10 2/2

0 82

RB Alvin Kamara

SCORE BY PERIODS Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS TEAM

7 19 24 22 0 72

OPPONENTS

10 17 21 34 0 82

PASSING

Att. Cmp.

Yds.

Bridgewater Brees TEAM OPPONENTS

57 36 48 35 105 71 108 71

342 63.2 408 72.9 750 67.6 957 65.7

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Cmp%

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Yds/Att 6.00 8.50 7.14 8.86

TD

TD% Int

2 3.5 2 4.2 4 3.8 6 5.6

Int%

Long

0 0.0 2 4.2 2 1.9 1 0.9

Sack/Lost Rating

29t 41 41 66

2/16 1/8 3/24 9/52

91.4 94.8 93.0 108.4


SAINTS - STATISTICS

RUSHING

No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

Kamara

42 211 5.0 28 1

Murray

13 52 4.0 30t 1

K Will Lutz

Bridgewater 5 17 3.4 11 0 T. Hill

3

Line

1 0 0.0 0 0

13

4.3

6

0

TEAM

64 293 4.6 30t 2

OPPONENTS 79 404 5.1 32 5

RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Thomas

25 266 10.6 24 1

Kamara

17 179 10.5 41 1

Ginn

9 116 12.9 41 0

T. Smith

5

Cook

5 69 13.8 31 0

T. Hill

4

Murray

3 20 6.7 16 0

J. Hill

2

Harris

1 -7 -7.0 -7 0

TEAM

71 750 10.6 41 4

75 30 2

15.0 7.5 1.0

28 9t 4

1 1 0

OPPONENTS 71 957 13.5 66 6

FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lutz

0/0 0/0 2/2 2/2 2/3

TEAM

0/0 0/0 2/2 2/2 2/3

OPPONENTS 0/0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0

KICKOFF RETURNS

NO.

YDS. AVG. LONG TD

PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Net TB In Lg B

Harris 4 96 24.0 32 0

Morstead

13 656 50.5 46.3 0 9 64 0

Ginn 1 0 0.0 0 0

TEAM

13 656 50.5 46.3 0 9 64 0

TEAM 5 96 19.2 32 0

OPPONENTS 12 536 44.7 35.8 0 2

INTERCEPTIONS

66 0

No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

OPPONENTS 3 59 19.7 29 0

PUNT RETURNS Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD

M. Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0

Harris

9 1 107 11.9 53t 1

TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

TEAM

9 1 107 11.9 53t 1

OPPONENTS 2 2 1.0 2 0

OPPONENTS 5 5 54 10.8 32 0

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COWBOYS - STATISTICS DALLAS COWBOYS / WEEK 3 / THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 SCORING TD RU PA RT K-PAT FG S PTS

Won 3, Lost 0 Date W/L Score Opp. 09/08 09/15 09/22

W W W

35-17 31-21 31- 6

TEAM STATS

N.Y. Giants at Washington Miami

Dallas

Cooper

4 0 4 0

0

24

Attend.

Maher

0 0 0 0 13/13 2/3 0

19

90,353 75,128 90,127

Elliott

2 2 0 0

0

12

Witten

2 0 2 0

0

12

Cobb

1 0 1 0

0

6

Jarwin

1 0 1 0

0

6

Pollard

1 1 0 0

0

6

Prescott

1 1 0 0

0

6

D. Smith

1

0

TEAM

13 4 9 0 13/13 2/3 0

Opp.

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS

76

61

Rushing

30 14

Passing

42 40

Penalty

4 7

3rd Down: Made/Att

18/31

7/35

3rd Down Pct.

58.1

20.0

4th Down: Made/Att

0/0

4/9

4th Down Pct.

0.0

44.4

POSSESSION AVG.

32:12

27:48

TOTAL NET YARDS

1444

1008

Avg. Per Game

481.3

336.0

Total Plays

194

189

Avg. Per Play

7.4

5.3

NET YARDS RUSHING

537

270

Avg. Per Game

179.0

90.0

Total Rushes

98

58

NET YARDS PASSING

907

738

Avg. Per Game

302.3

246.0

Sacked/Yards Lost

2/13

5/35

Gross Yards

920

773

Att./Completions 94/70 126/79 Completion Pct.

74.5

62.7

Had Intercepted

2

0

PUNTS/AVERAGE

9/44.3

13/44.8

NET PUNTING AVG.

9/42.4

13/43.5

PENALTIES/YARDS 22/214

19/149

FUMBLES/BALL LOST

6/3

0/0

TOUCHDOWNS 13

5

Rushing 4 2 Passing

9 3

Returns 0 0

SCORE BY PERIODS Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS TEAM

17 28 35 17 0 97

OPPONENTS

10 10 10 14 0 44

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1

0

OPPONENTS 5 2 3 0 5/5

3/4 0

6 97 44

RUSHING

No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

Elliott

55 289 5.3 27 2

Pollard

30 149 5.0 28 1

Prescott

11 88 8.0 42 1

Cobb

2 11 5.5 7 0

TEAM

98 537 5.5 42 4

OPPONENTS 58 270 4.7 59 2

WR Amari Cooper


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COWBOYS - STATISTICS RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Cooper

16 238 14.9 45 4

Gallup

13 226 17.4 62 0

Cobb

11 116 10.5 25t 1

Witten

10 94 9.4 33 2

D. Smith

5

Jarwin

5 64 12.8 28t 1

Elliott

5 33 6.6 12 0

Pollard

4 28 7.0 12 0

Austin

1 8 8.0 8 0

TEAM

70 920 13.1 62 9

113

22.6

51t

QB Dak Prescott

1

OPPONENTS 79 773 9.8 43 3

INTERCEPTIONS No. TEAM

Yds.

Avg.

Long

TD

0 0 --- --- 0

OPPONENTS 2 44 22.0 23 0

PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Net TB In Lg B C. Jones

9 399 44.3 42.4 0 3 52 0

TEAM

9 399 44.3 42.4 0 3 52 0

OPPONENTS 13 583 44.8 43.5 0

8

62 0

PUNT RETURNS Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD

DE DeMarcus Lawrence

C. Wilson

2 2 13 6.5 13 0

Cobb

1 3 4 4.0 4 0

Austin

0 2 0

TEAM

3 7 17 5.7 13 0

OPPONENTS

5 3 17 3.4 9

--- --- 0 0

KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Cobb

2

11 5.5 11 0

TEAM

2

11 5.5 11 0

OPPONENTS

4

92 23.0 28

0

FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Maher

0/0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/1

TEAM

0/0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/1

OPPONENTS 0/0 2/2 1/1 0/1 0/0

PASSING PRESCOTT TEAM OPPONENTS

86 N E W

Att. Cmp.

Yds.

Cmp%

Yds/Att

TD

TD% Int

Int%

Long

Sack/Lost Rating

94 70 920 74.5 9.79 9 9.6 2 2.1 62 94 70 920 74.5 9.79 9 9.6 2 2.1 62 126 79 773 62.7

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6.13 3 2.4 0 0.0 43

2/13

128.0

2/13

128.0

5/35

87.8


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FINAL FRAME

CHAMPIONSHIP WELCOME

Prior to the start of the Saints’ 2019 season opening win vs. Houston, the club honored the 2019 Little League World Series champion team, comprised of all-star players from Jefferson Parish’s Eastbank. The team, which is based in River Ridge, is pictured here with Saints Owner Gayle Benson and President Dennis Lausch. They were the first LLWS champion from the state of Louisiana and became the first team to win the championship after losing its first game since the tournament expanded to 16 teams in 2001.

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