Would the Atlanta Falcons’ former head coach Dan Quinn or their former quarterback Matt Ryan win on Sunday Night Football?
The answer became quite clear as the Cowboys started dominating the imploding Colts in the second half, as almost everyone in America expected to happen.
Atlanta Falcons former HC Dan Quinn takes down his former QB Matt Ryan
Where was this defense from Dan Quinn when he was with the Atlanta Falcons? Obviously, there is more to the story than that but it appears like Matt Ryan is wishing more than anything that he didn’t request a trade from the Falcons months ago.
The Cowboys have been playing great recently while the Colts have been up and down. Both sides have had two quarterbacks start games but only one of them has been able to consistently win games.
The Sunday Night Football matchup featured the Falcons’ greatest quarterback of all time Matt Ryan going up against their former head coach who got them to their second-ever Super Bowl and who is currently serving as the defensive coordinator of the Cowboys, Dan Quinn.
The game stayed close for a while, in fact, the Colts had the chance to tie the game with three minutes remaining in the third quarter but then the Cowboys’ defense took over in the second half and put a pounding on Matt Ryan and his offense.
The Cowboys’ offense scored a touchdown and their defense followed it up by forcing a fumble on Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox that they took for a touchdown. After that, it was the biggest avalanche you will ever see.
Here is the sequence of events in the fourth quarter; Cowboys intercept Matt Ryan, Cowboys score a touchdown, Cowboys intercept Matt Ryan, Cowboys score a touchdown, Cowboys recover a Matt Ryan fumble, Cowboys score a touchdown.
I hope I never have to type that team’s name that many times again. That is simply sad.
It went from a two-point game with 3:49 remaining in the third quarter to a 35-point game with 2:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.
It has all unraveled for the Colts and Matt Ryan while the opposite can be said for Dan Quinn and his defense. Before long, Dan Quinn will be back to head coaching in the NFL.