Andy Dalton will be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints going forward, Dennis Allen says.

Jameis Winston participated fully in practice for the first time since Week 1, but the Saints will stick with Dalton due to his performance over the last four games.

"Andy's gonna get the start again this week [against the Las Vegas Raiders]," Allen said. "I feel like he's played well. Offensively, I feel like we're in a little bit of a rhythm. We've been moving the ball effectively, we've scored points. And so we're gonna continue down that road with Andy as the quarterback."

Dalton has completed 63.4% of his passes for 946 yards and 7 touchdowns, with 4 interceptions. When asked if the decision was based on performance, Allen called it "an offensive decision."

"And what I mean by that is in the last four weeks ... we're one of the top offenses in terms of moving the ball, we're one of the top offenses in terms of scoring points," Allen said. "And that's really the name of the game. So we're gonna continue doing what we've been doing. We've gotta do a better job of protecting the football. And if we do that, I think we can be highly effective offensively."