Is this a football game coming up or a reunion? Every time I read an article about the Saints this week, I discover more personnel who used to work in Big D, who are now working in the Big Easy. Besides Head Coach Sean Payton and Defensive Coordianator Gary Gibbs, there's the Great Scott's - Shanle and Fujita. But wait, if you order now there's more.
What? Even Zimmer's son works for New Orleans? Nutty.
Scott Shanle is ready to show his old team something, although he has no ill will towards the Cowboys for trading him.
Shanle didn't leave on bad terms by any means. In fact, Dallas Coach Bill Parcells called him personally to inform him of the trade and told him he wanted to find the best possible situation for him.
"I think a lot of him," Parcells said this week.
Scott Fujita feels right at home in New Orleans.
I guess it should be expected, Payton is going to go after players he knows well, and the Cowboys are a team he knows well.
Not much change in the status of the Saints injury report. Joe Horn isn't going to play - at least that's what's being said - and Marques Colston and Will Smith are questionable.
Defensive end Will Smith (knee) and wide receiver Marques Colston (ankle) are expected to be game-time decisions Sunday night.
Colston might not play, but the skinny is that Allen will return to the lineup. We'll see on Sunday night.
One guy who won't be playing is new Cowboys' safety Tony Parrish. There was a lot of discussion about where Dallas would line him up when he does play, and it looks like the obvious choice is the right choice.
"I can play both," said Parrish, a nine-year veteran who was claimed off waivers Thursday after being cut by the 49ers earlier this week. "I was drafted as a free safety - that's where I played in college. After my rookie year, I was moved to strong."
Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells didn't talk for long Friday morning at Valley Ranch, but did say he plans on trying Parrish at free safety.
Next week should be an interesting one for Keith Davis and Pat Watkins.