The Saints could look they’re supposed to look this week.
Drew Brees is supposed to be under center and safety Jairus Byrd, cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe could all be on the field this week.
For a team that is 0-3 and in desperate need of a win, getting the cavalry back couldn’t come at a better time.
If Lewis and Byrd play, it’s doubtful they’ll be full goes. The best guess is that both players will be limited to nickel and dime packages.
Still, even if the Dallas Cowboys will be taking the field with Brandon Weeden at quarterback and wide receiver Dez Bryant on the shelf, anything helps at this point.
Inactives: Guard Jahri Evans is the only player that has been ruled out for tonight’s game. Senio Kelemete is expected to start in his place, as he did last week against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Sean Payton also said earlier this week that it’s unlikely tight end Michael Hoomanawanui will play after being acquired from the Patriots on Wednesday.
Officials: Brad Allen is the referee for this contest. Fred Bryan is the umpire and Jim Mello is the head linesman.
Scouts in the house: Representatives for the Patriots and Eagles are here. New Orleans travels to Philadelphia next week.