Thursday Night Football features a huge NFC matchup between the red-hot New Orleans Saints and NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.

The gauntlet was laid down earlier on Tuesday, as edge rusher DeMarcus Lawrence ​confidently declared that the potent Saints offense won't score their usual 50 points per game against them. Not to mention quarterback Dak Prescott saying the Saints "​put on their pants the same way we do."

New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas was having none of the talk out of Dallas. In fact, he said the message the Cowboys are trying to send won't go through.

​​Thomas took things a step further, telling the Cowboys to not to choke on their words heading into the huge matchup.

​​This game has the potential to be one of the highest-rated of the year. The Saints own the highest scoring offense in the entire NFL (37.2 points/game), while the Cowboys have one of the stingiest defenses in the league when it comes to points allowed per game (19.4).

With the likes of Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, and Drew Brees, Dallas' defense will have their hands full on Thursday.  What may make matters even harder for the Cowboys is the Saints may show up more motivated thanks to the trash talk from DeMarcus Lawrence and the comment from Dak Prescott.