What's that old joke about the team called the Armadillos because they get killed on the road?

Meet the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints lost their third straight game on the road Sunday night as they were dominated by the Dallas Cowboys, 38-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

New Orleans (1-3) allowed Dallas (3-1) to get momentum on the first possession of the game as Tony Romo marched the Cowboys downfield on a 12 play, 80-yard drive culminating with a touchdown pass to Terrance Williams.

By the time halftime rolled around, Dallas had extended its lead to 24-0.  By the end of the third quarter it was 31-3 as DeMarco Murray scored on a 28 yard run, his second rushing touchdown of the game.

The Saints made it somewhat interesting as Drew Brees had touchdown passes to Josh Hill and Jimmy Graham to get the Saints within two touchdowns.  New Orleans got the ball back with 8:03 to play, but a fake punt on fourth down and nine from the Saints' 41 yard line lost two yards and Dallas took advantage of the short field to score another touchdown on Romo's third touchdown pass of the night, this one covering 18 yards which put the game away.

Romo finished the game 22-29 for 255 yards and three touchdowns, while Drew Brees was 32-44 for 334 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.  DeMarco Murray gouged the Saints defense for 149 yards on 24 carries with the two touchdowns.  Khiry Robinson led the Saints in rushing with 87 yards on just eight carries.

New Orleans has now lost eight of its last nine road games dating back to their loss to New England last season.  The Saints return home to face Tampa Bay next Sunday.