Don’t worry, Matt Bryant will play on Sunday
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has been dealing with a leg injury. But Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn has confirmed that Bryant will play this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has confirmed that Falcons kicker Matt Bryant will play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
This confirmation comes after Bryant has spent time dealing with a leg injury. Last week against the Carolina Panthers, Bryant was impacted by this injury and as a result, the Falcons game plan was adjusted. On one particular drive, as a result of Bryant’s injury, Quinn elected to attempt a first down conversation, instead of kicking a field goal.
Bryant has made 15 of 18 field goals on the season, equating to an 83.3% success rate, a few percentage points less than his career average of 85.5%. He is also Atlanta’s all-time scoring leader, with 954 points to date.
The news regarding Bryant comes a day after it was confirmed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would not play on Sunday (as the result of a league suspension). Bryant has not been the only Falcons player dealing with an injury. As reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been dealing with an ankle injury, but participated in practice on Friday.
Atlanta offensive lineman Andy Levitre has been dealing with an a knee injury and is questionable to play in Sunday. However, Kelsey Conway of the Atlanta Falcons reports that Levitre is likely to play against the Cowboys.
Further information regarding who will and will not play against Dallas will be provided by the team on Sunday.