With a Dallas Cowboys Week 13 game scheduled against the New Orleans Saints, the leaders of the NFC East have a chance to pad their division lead.

Here are some Cowboys-Saints predictions for Dallas.

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Dallas Cowboys Week 13 Predictions

4. Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott throws zero interceptions

The Cowboys face a game in which they are highly unlikely to get roped into a shootout, unlike their high-scoring loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day. Taysom Hill will get the start at quarterback for the Saints, ending the Trevor Siemian experiment by head coach Sean Payton after Jameis Winston was knocked out with an injury.

Prescott will surely realize that since Taysom Hill is a run-first quarterback who occasionally throws, the Saints will try to lean on their defense in this game and use a ball-control formula in which they will try to shorten the game. Prescott will obviously try to hit the big play when it is there for him, but success in this game for the Cowboys primarily rests on Prescott being patient and not forcing passes into very tight windows.

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The Saints will try to bait Dak into throwing risky passes which are turned into interceptions and points for New Orleans. Dak is enough of a professional that he will avoid this particular trap, thereby giving the Cowboys a very good chance to win this game.

3. Cowboys defense will hold Saints under 300 yards

The Saints could not get going on offense against the Buffalo Bills one week ago on Thanksgiving. They won’t be able to get unstuck here. It’s notable that Taysom Hill, long viewed as Sean Payton’s favorite player (or at least a player Payton won’t cut from his roster because of his identity as a change-of-pace or fill-in quarterback), did not get the starting nod until now. It’s hard to know exactly what to expect from Hill, but the Cowboys were embarrassed on defense by the Raiders a week ago. They are going to be fired up and intent on making a statement in this game. Hill getting a full start invites all sorts of questions, but the burden of proof would seem to rest with Hill more than the Dallas defense, in spite of what the ‘Boys allowed last week to the Raiders. Derek Carr is a far better quarterback than Hill could ever hope to be. Dallas will limit New Orleans’ offense all night long.

2. The Cowboys will allow only one touchdown to the Saints

The Cowboys will defend their own third of the field extremely well. It is going to be hard for the Saints, if they get the ball inside the Dallas 30, to make pass plays in limited space. Hill will likely try to run the ball, but when third down and 5 arrives, it will be hard for him to hit bread-and-butter passes which Jameis Winston is better-equipped to do. That limitation will help the Cowboys immensely in red-zone or short-field situations.

1. Dallas Cowboys will beat the New Orleans Saints in Week 13

While the Saints do have a strong defense, they won’t have much to offer on offense due to the injuries and roster limitations which have plagued them for most of the NFL season. Dak Prescott, simply by avoiding mistakes, will put his team in position to win.

Cowboys 19, Saints 16, in Week 13.