The New Orleans Saints looked beat in the fourth quarter, on Thursday, but still found a way to come back and beat the Cowboys, 30-27. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

The banners representing achievements of the New Orleans Saints, including the newly unveiled 2009 Super Bowl World Champions banner, hang above the fans in the upper deck during the Saints game against the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints were as beat as a team can be late in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday.

They'd squandered a 17-point lead with a head-scratching array of turnovers, dropped passes and failed fumble recoveries.

They'd basically buttered, basted and baked a game they seemingly had wrapped up and served it to the host Dallas Cowboys on a silver Thanksgiving Day platter.