Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Cowboys
2) Julio Jones isn’t human
Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Atlanta won 39-28. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Is Julio Jones human? I highly doubt it after watching him play in these three games to start the season. Jones is now the only wide receiver in Falcons’ history to start the year with three games of 100 or more yards receiving. Jones caught 12 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns after being held to just 27 yards receiving in the first half.
Jones’ season total now sits at 440 yards and four touchdowns. Jones is doing something in 2015 that he hasn’t done a lot of in his career. He is moving around and lining up in different spots that is giving defenses all they can handle. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has been able to find success for Jones while he is lined up in the slot that really has defenses guessing.
Everyone knew where the Falcons were going to throw the ball going into this game. Number 11 was on the Cowboys’ radar, you can believe that. But it didn’t matter. Jones shredded a very good Cowboys’ defense and is showing no signs of slowing down. Hats off to you Jones, or should I say, Whooooooooooo!