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.
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports While the retooled defensive line of the Falcons had an impressive debut in Week 1, the new-look secondary struggled from top to bottom against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There are plenty of memories to choose from here. The Falcons and Cowboys have a history that spans well over 50 years, with Atlanta squaring off against Dallas in their very first year of existence and getting absolutely destroyed by a score of 47-17.
The Falcons opted for a little more experience on their offensive line. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons signed offensive lineman John Wetzel after they waived young tackle Timon Parris.