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ESPN's Prediction For Cowboys-Saints Game

A closeup of a New Orleans Saints helmet on the football field.

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: A helmet of the New Orleans Saints sits on the ground before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The top teams from the NFC East and NFC South collide tonight as the Dallas Cowboys take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football.

Dallas has raced out to a 3-0 start, their best start to a season in over a decade. Quarterback Dak Prescott has looked like an MVP candidate while Ezekiel Elliott has shown no rust after his long holdout. A win tonight would give the Cowboys a two-game lead in the NFC East title chase.

New Orleans proved last week that they can win with Teddy Bridgewater filling in for injured quarterback Drew Brees. Bridgewater led the team to a 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks on the road to bring the Saints to 2-1. He'll get a chance to show what he can do in front of a jam-packed Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that New Orleans has the advantage in this game. The computer model gives the Saints a 55.0 percent chance to win tonight's game.

Last year, the Cowboys got the better of the Saints at AT&T Stadium. But beating the Saints - even without Drew Brees - in the Superdome will be a very different challenge.

The game will be played at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC.