Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Cowboys

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1) Devonta Freeman can handle a full load

Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) spikes the ball after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this game vs the Dallas Cowboys, I said that Devonta Freeman would be the team’s key to victory. It’s safe to say I was right. Freeman carried the a ball a career-high 30 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Freeman also caught five passes for 52 yards as well, including a 35-yard catch and run to put Atlanta in field goal range before halftime.

Freeman’s 141 yards and three touchdowns were also career high’s. Freeman’s ability to run the ball successfully allowed the Falcons to do whatever they wanted to do, especially in the second half. But, credit the offensive line. They played out of their minds against Dallas. Freeman has gaping holes to run through and he hit them every time.

Freeman proved today that he can handle a full load. Question marks surrounded him heading into 2015 on whether or not he could handle a heavy load. Well, there you go. It will be nice to get rookie Tevin Coleman back, but he can take his sweet time recovering because Freeman is beasting and feasting. Rise up Atlanta. We are 3-0!