Atlanta Falcons: Top five players to watch vs Cowboys

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2) Julio Jones

Sep 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley (28) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Why wouldn’t Julio Jones be a player to watch against the Cowboys? Jones has been on a torrid run over his last 16 games. Jones has over 1,700 yards receiving in his last 16 games played and already has two 100-yard receiving games in 2015.

Jones will be matched up with a Dallas secondary that is good, but not great. Jones makes even the best secondaries look bad, so expect this Sunday to be no different for Jones. If Ryan has time to throw the ball, expect a lot of passes to come Jones’ way.

Jones set a career-high in receptions last week with 13. Expect at least 10 for Jones in week 3 and another 100 yards receiving. Jones is the heart and soul of the Falcons’ offense and he will need to have a big game in order for the Falcons to succeed on the road in Arlington.