METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Saints safety Jairus Byrd is certain New Orleans’ defense has corrected costly early season errors.
If he’s wrong, the Saints could be in for a long Sunday night against a Dallas offense driven by Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray.
Byrd said Wednesday that proof of New Orleans’ progress on defense is evident on coaches’ video of the Saints’ Week 3 victory over Minnesota, even though the Vikings’ offense was missing key players.
“You go by what you have on film. Did you do the fundamentals well?” Byrd said. “The first two games we were beaten by fundamentals — communication and tackling. Did we improve on that? That’s what you look at and (the improvement) showed up.”
The Vikings were without star running back Adrian Peterson, then starting quarterback Matt Cassel went down early in the second quarter with a broken foot, leaving…
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