The Atlanta Falcons are in Dallas to take on the Cowboys Sunday.
Week one obviously did not go well for the Atlanta Falcons and they clearly did not get the result that they expected to get.
Somehow they have to find a way to on track against an offense that is as talented as any in the NFL. After A.J. Terrell and Isaiah Oliver gave up nearly 15 yards per reception last week, they have to be able to settle in and stop Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb this week. When you add Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott into the mix, the Cowboys are dangerous.
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris said this week that he didn’t take the Seahawks passing attack seriously if he overlooks any part of the Cowboys offense, the Falcons will get blown off the field.
How does Sunday play out, the Blogging Dirty writers weigh in.
Jeff Benedict – Site Expert
I have gone through an entire bottle of Listerine to try and get the terrible taste out of my mouth from Week 1.
It was fantastic to see the Atlanta Falcons defensive line get after it on Sunday. They pressured Russell Wilson on almost 40 percent of his pass attempts and knocked him off his spots all game long. If they can do that again this week to Prescott and the back seven can dramatically improve, the Falcons will have a chance.
Offensively, the Falcons struggled in short-yardage situations – struggles that they did not have to have expected Dan Quinn and Dirk Koetter had no interest in carrying four active running backs, so the guy that they could have used in those situations, was on the sideline in street clothes.
I really want the Falcons to torch the Cowboys and get back on track but I don’t see it happening.
- Falcons: 24
- Cowboys: 41
Ross Terrell – Contributor
The Falcons are headed to Jerry’s World but their house is on fire. A loss Sunday and Dan Quinn’s seat will be ablaze two games in. It’s as close to a must-win as you can have this early on.
- Falcons: 34
- Cowboys: 27
Joe Beasley – Contributor
The Falcons are coming off of a loss against the Seattle Seahawks in which Russell Wilson picked the defense apart. Dak Prescott has the ability to do the same thing. If the Falcons don’t fix those issues, it’s going to be a long day.
On offense, the Falcons need to get Gurley involved in the passing game. Dirk Koetter has to do something about this play-calling because it’s not going to get it done. He hasn’t changed it yet and probably won’t change unless a move is made. Falcons come up short once again because of play calling and seats will start to get warmer.
- Falcons: 24
- Cowboys: 30
Ethan Johnson – Contributor
I will be honest, I have no idea who is going to win this game. The Falcons’ defensive backfield was awful in week one and the Cowboys’ offense looked very mediocre against a good Rams defense.
Raheem Morris better put together a competent gameplay Sunday, otherwise, Dak and Zeke will run all over this team. With that being said, I cannot pick the Falcons to win because I have no trust in the coaching staff as of right now.
- Falcons: 28
- Dallas: 34