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Illustration for article titled Sunday Night Football: Exploring The Parcells/Payton Relationship

Congratulations to NBC for managing to find two worthwhile teams in the NFC... they might be the only two. The 8-4 Saints travel to Dallas to take on the 8-4 Cowboys tonight, and there are storylines aplenty.

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• Can Reggie Bush string together consecutive good games?
• Will Tony Romo ever do anything other than be awesome?
• After Dallas was nice enough to take some Katrina refugees, if the Saints beat them, will they make New Orleans take them back?
• Did you know that Sean Payton coached Tony Romo in Dallas?

If Payton had his way, Romo would be in New Orleans right now. But when he called Dallas to inquire about his availability, Parcells told him to "lay down on the couch and have some warm milk." But warm milk is gross, and Payton went out and signed Drew Brees, which has worked out okay, too.

The kickoff is at 8:15 on NBC. Hang around and enjoy the game with fellow Deadspinners.

Cowboys-Saints for more than bragging rights [Miami Herald]

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