Atlanta Falcons fans tasked with the impossible cheer for the Dallas Cowboys
The Atlanta Falcons fanbase is being given an almost impossible task for the first game of the season, cheer for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are set to take on Atlanta’s division rival the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are heavy favorites in week one.
Tampa is understandably favored over a team that has had a rough pre-season. Dak Prescott will be taking his first live snaps against Tampa since his terrible leg injury that ended his season last year.
Aside from Dak, this Cowboys team is difficult to cheer for. Its infamous fanbase is nauseating at best, every year truly believing it is their year to win it all. Despite being wrong every season their confidence soars no matter the grade of the following off-season. This is the fandom Atlanta must pull for in week one.
The Atlanta Falcons would greatly benefit from a Dallas Cowboys week one win
Dallas winning in week one would go a long way to put Tom Brady’s Bucs into question. It certainly would help Atlanta feel better heading into week two to take on the reigning Super Bowl champs. To be clear Dallas winning on the road against the Bucs in week one is a highly improbable result, a result Atlanta fans will be hoping for despite its improbability.
The Cowboys are hurt by the loss of Zach Martin as well, who is headed to the COVID list and will miss their first game. Offensively Dallas has the weapons to hang with Tampa their only hope of winning this game is being the last team to hold the ball in a shootout.
Unfortunately for Atlanta and Dallas, this Cowboys defense isn’t capable of slowing down Tom Brady. Brady’s last meaningful go at Dan Quinn’s defense is a familiar comeback that saw him slice up Atlanta’s dreams of winning it all.
Cheering for Dallas is never easy, however, cheering for Dallas to beat Tom Brady and the Bucs is the better option between two terrible ones for Atlanta fans.