The Atlanta Falcons (1-0) will once more be without 2 essential young defenders on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (0-1), but they will certainly have beginning left deal with Jake Matthews in the schedule.
Matthews was detailed as questionable for the video game after receiving a knee injury in Week 1, but he shows up set to challenging via it and also proceed protecting Matt Ryan’s blind side. Second-year cornerback Kendall Sheffield was dismissed for Sunday’s game after missing technique throughout the week due to a foot injury. Rookie defensive deal with Marlon Davidson was originally noted as skeptical after exercising in a restricted fashion due to a knee injury, yet he will again be held out for the second-straight week.
The Cowboys had a hard time at the start of the residence opener versus the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, letting the visiting group garner a lead of 20-0 over the Cowboys prior to the initial 15 mins were up.
They had the ability to get on the board in the second quarter, and also ball games climbed for both groups, with the house team still down 29-10 by the end of the first half.
Oh my gosh, what a catch by Amari Cooper. Wow.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 20, 2020
Dallas then swiftly drove down the field at the start of the 2nd half, racking up a 2nd goal with the initial 3 minutes of the third quarter, before making another big goal. Ball game stands at 24-29 for the Cowboys.
Below’s the current from AT&T Stadium:
The last time the #Cowboys played the #Falcons without Tyron Smith, we all learned Adrian Clayborn's name.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 20, 2020
And then we learned it again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. https://t.co/QILb0MqitH
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott saw a possibility early right into the second fifty percent and took it, going deep 37 lawns to newbie WR CeeDee Lamb to bring the Cowboys to the 23-yard line prior to they brought it within 10 and then scored a goal within the initial 3 mins of the quarter.
Dallas has reduced the Falcons’ lead down 29-17.
The Falcons then almost added one more touchdown to their lead, yet the ball currently slid with the fingers of among Atlanta’s players as Julio Jones dropped it in the long run area.
Foye Oluokon has forced two Dallas Cowboys fumbles.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 20, 2020
In 10 minutes and 50 seconds of football.
The Cowboys remained to improve that momentum as Prescott sent out a 58-yard pass to WR Amari Cooper to get them right into the red zone.
But after that Prescott was walked off the area to the blue medical outdoor tents complying with a roughing the passer fine versus him as tight end Dalton Schultz got the group 1 lawn from the end zone.
Prescott was gotten rid of, though, as well as returned on the area to get the sphere that singe backyard onward for a 3rd goal.
Dallas has actually transformed the game around, down just five points 29-24.
About 10 minutes before Gametime here’s the scene @ATTStadium.— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) September 20, 2020
The Cowboys never released an official seating capacity. Interested to see what the final number will be.#NFL #ATLvsDAL pic.twitter.com/TsKggc3zlF
The video game is currently Prescott’s first with two rushing touchdowns.
Could the ‘Boys be able to transform this game around? Within secs of the second-quarter beginning, and they jumped on the board as Ezekiel Elliott bulldozed right into completion area.
The goal brought the score to 7-20 for the Cowboys.
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Yet with a little less than six mins to go, the Falcons scored one more goal as quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass satisfied Calvin Ridley ultimately zone. Atlanta had not been able to get the conversion, so they just get 6.
The Cowboys drove down the field in action, and with two minutes delegated enter the first half, they had the ability to kick a basket, bringing the score to a 10-26 game for the residence team.
Yet the Falcons fulfilled them in kind, heading pull back the field to get an additional field goal, elevating their lead over the Cowboys 29-10 with seconds left in the very first fifty percent.
Followers were not satisfied with the group’s efficiency in the very first half.
The Cowboys defense forced successive 3 & outs to start the game right prior to quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked and also messed up the football, bring about a turnover for Atlanta.
One play later on as well as Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan transformed that fumble into the game’s initial touchdown with Calvin Ridley, bringing the video game 7-0 for the Falcons with a little less than 11 mins left in the very first quarter.
Simply one minute even more into play, and also the Cowboys had one more fumble, though they had the ability to recover it.
Yet once more, secs later on, the sphere was punched out of RB Ezekiel Elliott’s hands, compeling a 3rd fumble, this time around in a turnover to Atlanta.
Atlanta quickly racked up a 42-yard touchdown with a wide-open field. The game was 14-0 with 7:37 left in the first quarter.
Prescott lacked either beginning take on for the video game after LT Tyron Smith was ruled out for the group following a neck injury as well as RT La’el Collins was put on the damaged book listing ahead of Week 1 with a hip injury.
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The last time the Cowboys played the Falcons without Smith, DE Adrian Clayborn accumulated six sacks versus the Cowboys in a 27-7 win for Atlanta in 2017, establishing a franchise business document for his team. Prescott was sacked an overall of 8 times that game.
The Cowboys were already harming on the injury front after shedding 2 beginners during the Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Blake Jarwin is done for the season with a knee injury. Leighton Vander Esch will miss 7 more weeks for a collarbone injury. Sean Lee was out Sunday with a sports rupture, Anthony Brown for a ribs injury as well as Camera Erving and Ventrell Bryant were both out for knee issues.
The Cowboys promptly provided Atlanta another short field after a fake punt effort resulted in a stopped working toss that placed the Falcons near the 30-yard line. Protection was able to prevent a 3rd touchdown, yet the checking out team was still able to bring ball game up to 17-0 with a field goal.
As well as a fourth fumble came swiftly thereafter for the Cowboys, required by a strike from Foye Oloukon of the Falcons, leading to a turn over to the Falcons, in 10 minutes and also 50 seconds of football.
With 1:06 left to go in the first-quarter, Atlanta racked up one more field goal, raising their result in 20-0 over Dallas.
Cowboys fans were not delighted, to say the least.
AT&T Arena did have fans in attendance for the video game, although it was rather sparsely filled up just minutes before first.
Dontari Poe was again the only player on the Cowboys to stoop throughout the national anthem ahead of the game in protest of social oppression Poe kneeled throughout the anthem for the group’s Week 1 game too.
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WFAA Digital Producer Jennifer Prohov added to this record.
Head coach Mike McCarthy stated that he really did not wish to name season-long captains previously in the offseason. Under previous head trainer Jason Garrett, the Dallas Cowboys would go into each period with 5 or six different captains, mostly pertaining to long life and also tenure. That isn’t the situation with the new Cowboys.
After selecting three captains for the period opener, Dallas has an all new collection of captains for Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. WR Michael Gallup, DE DeMarcus Lawrence and also unique teamer CB C.J. Goodwin.