Sunday was another big day in the NFL, especially for some of the league's elite quarterbacks.

In New Orleans, the Saints spanked the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 on Sunday night with Drew Brees completing 34 of 41 passes for a total of 392 yards and four touchdowns. Brees' touchdown passes went for 52 yards to Kenny Stills, 22 yards to Marques Colston, 28 yards to Darren Sproles and a yard to Pierre Thomas.

The loss dropped Dallas into a tie with Philadelphia atop the NFC East.

Dallas was frustrated offensively for much of the game against a defense that has turned around dramatically under coordinator Rob Ryan, fired by the Cowboys after last season.

Making matters worse for Dallas was a hamstring injury to linebacker Sean Lee, the Cowboys' leading tackler.