Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Atlanta (0-1) travels to take on Dallas (0-1) on Sunday in an important early-season matchup. We take a closer look at some of the key players to watch as the Falcons face the Cowboys in Week 2.
Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Wilson’s afternoon was historic, and Prescott has the talent to offer up the same kind of performance. There is, I swear, an ideal version of the Falcons defense.
The Falcons added star receiver Julio Jones to the injury report Friday. They listed him as limited with a hamstring issue. He remains limited this week despite playing 65 of 79 offensive snaps and making nine catches for 157 yards.
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons announced the official injury report for Thursday’s practice. CB Kendall Sheffield and EDGE Charles Harris remain out of practice, while LT Jake Matthews returned to limited participation.
Coming off a disappointing Week 1 loss, the Falcons travel to take on the Cowboys in Week 2. We take a closer look at how Atlanta and Dallas match up statistically on offense and defense heading into Sunday’s game.
The Falcons added star receiver Julio Jones to the injury report Friday. They listed him as limited with a hamstring issue. It didn’t stop him from playing 65 of 79 offensive snaps or from making nine catches for 157 yards.
The Falcons starting left tackle, Jake Matthews, was kept out of Wednesday’s practice with a knee injury, according to ESPN’s Vaughn Mcclure. Matthews was checked on multiple times during Sunday’s game but hung in there, so hopefully this is nothing serious.
After a Week 1 loss to Seattle on the road, Atlanta will travel to Arlington to play the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are also looking for their first win of the season, so nothing will come easy for the Falcons Sunday, but at least they are healthier than Jerry’s team.
Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images A true Falcons franchise great gets his due, even if he’s unlikely to make it all the way to Canton. Roddy White is one of the true success stories in Falcons franchise history.
While the Falcons secondary did not show up last Sunday, the defensive line — particularly the pass rush — did. They took advantage of a shoddy Seattle offensive line, racking up three sacks and pressuring Russell Wilson on over a third of his dropbacks.
In Dallas, Atlanta gets a motivated opponent with the talent to punish them for mistakes, but also a team still finding its footing. The Falcons and the Cowboys both have one loss on the docket heading into Week 2, but they’re dealing with that in very different ways.