Falcons’ Devonta Freeman is the key to win vs Cowboys


The much-anticipated wait is just about over as the Atlanta Falcons have landed safely in Arlington to take on the Dallas Cowboy tomorrow afternoon in what is a battle of the unbeaten’s.

When it was announced that the Falcons were going to play the Cowboys in the offseason, a lot of people, Falcons fans included, predicted a loss. Hardly anyone figured that Atlanta would stand a chance against a potent offense that included pro bowler’s Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and one of the leagues’ best defenses as well.

But, just two weeks into the season, a lot of things have changed. The Cowboys will be without Romo and Bryant for the next couple of months after both men suffered injuries which is giving the Falcons a great chance at walking off the field with a 3-0 record.

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The Falcons on the other hand have three key players injured as well including starting running back Tevin Coleman, return specialist Devin Hester and outside linebacker Brooks Reed. The most important injury out of the three was the loss of Coleman who suffered a broken rib in the Falcons’ week 2 win over the Giants.

With the injury to Coleman, the Falcons will have just two running backs active against the Cowboys. Second year running back Devonta Freeman and rookie Terron Ward. Freeman has been given the green light for the Cowboys game which will be a great opportunity for him to show off what he can do with a full load.

Freeman is no slouch at running back. the 5-foot-9 running back is very good at catching the ball out of the backfield and refuses to let big hits phase him. Freeman scored the Falcons’ game winning touchdown against the Giants and will need to have a good game against Dallas in order to keep the defense guessing.

The Falcons have an extremely potent passing game. There is no denying that. But when the Falcons are able to run the ball effectively, the passing game becomes that much better. If Freeman is able to keep the chains moving and break off a few good runs, the Falcons’ receiving corps will run rampant over the Cowboys’ secondary.

Expect Falcons’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to get Freeman involved early and often and help the Falcons in every way imaginable. It’s all on Freeman’s shoulders. Let’s see how he performs with everyone watching.