Cowboys vs. Falcons: Postgame Grades, Notes and Quotes

September 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every NFL game is a challenge. Sometimes circumstances make a particular game an even more difficult challenge. The Dallas Cowboys faced such a challenge Sunday afternoon when the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons came to AT&T stadium.
When the Cowboys took the field, they did so without their starting quarterback, No. 1 wide receiver, starting left guard, top three right defensive ends, backup nose tackle and starting middle linebacker. Not to mention, there's the fact their best cornerback is out for the entire season. That’s nine of the Cowboys top players who weren’t in uniform. Add to that the in-game injuries suffered by Barry Church, Sean Lee and Nick Hayden, who all missed snaps, and it is pretty easy to see that Dallas was undermanned.  
As the game opened, it appeared as though the Cowboys would have a chance to roll to victory, as they broke long runs, Brandon Weeden completed his first nine passes and the team jumped out to a 21-7 lead with six minutes...

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