Week 2 Lows
Another “I’m Pissed” week
Yes, Dan Quinn may be pissed once again following this matchup, but so are we, as fans. After every loss, we are given the typical “we are pissed” post-game statement. We’ve heard it time and time again to where you can only be pissed to a certain point where you really can’t be pissed anymore. Change needs to come, or we can kiss goodbye the 2020 season.
I have no clue as to what went through the minds of the players on the hand’s team. Every guy on that unit watched the ball roll an extra five yards and gave clear space for Dallas to recover. How is it lost on those players to not jump on the ball, in the direst of situations? I’m just dumbfounded right now as to what transpired.
The defensive secondary is still a major issue
Yes, the Falcons pass rush took a dip after this first quarter, but this can be mainly attributed to the loss of Takk to a groin injury. Takk’s presence was only papering the cracks of a pass defense with canyons. We will never know if Dak would’ve eventually opened up our wounds regardless of Takk leaving the game or not as the game progressed, you can only paper this defense so much before the flood gates pour.
It was entirely too easy for the Cowboys to make their comeback. To say the Atlanta Falcons have the league’s worst passing defense is entirely an understatement.
The Falcons defense allowed Dak Prescott to dissect the pass defense and score an easy 16 points in the final five minutes of the contest. Dak finished the day with nearly 500 yards and has allowed for nearly 800 yards through the air this season (Wilson – 322, Prescott – 4500).
With Kendall Sheffield having not been featured in any game this season thus far, due to an injury, the Atlanta Falcons secondary has been horrifically thin and a steep drop off in performance.
Both Ricardo Allen and Foye Oluokon both exited the game with an injury that further dealt a blow to the already abysmal pass defense.