Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Cowboys

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4) The defense struggles when a running back can catch

Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (25) runs the ball after catching a pass and defended by Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons as a team have really struggled when a running back is able to catch a pass out of the backfield. Atlanta has faced three great pass catching running backs in the first three weeks of the season. Darren Sproles, (week 1) Shane Vereen (Week 2) and Lance Dunbar (week 3).

Dunbar led the Cowboys in receiving yards with 100 on 10 receptions. Dunbar is not a wide receiver. He is a running back who acts like a wide receiver. Dunbar carried the ball just one time in the game for five yards but did a lot of damage while he was in the game.

The Falcons were able to shut down Dunbar in the second half, but it is still a concern going forward. Luckily for the Falcons, the team will not face too many more guys with the skill set of these three running backs they have faced in 2015. This is the one thing that the Falcons need to clean up going into week 4.