Gov. Abbott weighs in on Cowboys loss

Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) celebrates after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown — the 400th of the Saints quarterback’s career — on the second play of overtime, and New Orleans won for the first time this season, 26-20 over the injury-decimated Cowboys on Monday night.

Brees, who missed New Orleans’ previous game because of a bruised rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder, completed 33 of 41 throws for 359 yards and two TDs in his return.

Mark Ingram gained 126 yards from scrimmage on a combination of runs and short passes, and Khiry Robinson had a 1-yard touchdown run for New Orleans (1-3).

Joseph Randle scored the lone TD for Dallas (2-2) on a 1-yard run in the first half. The winning score enlivened a Superdome crowd stunned by Saints kicker Zach Hocker’s 30-yard miss in the final seconds of regulation.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted this Sunday night after the game.

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