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Can the Cowboys Light Up the Falcons Secondary?

The has been the main topic of discussion surrounding America's Team headed into the with a strong group and under . But despite the hype, the Cowboys didn't get over the 20-point mark as they lost to the but there were big moments for the passing , including a deep bomb to that would've changed the outcome of the game had it not been called back due to offensive pass interference.

You could certainly call it a disappointing performance by the offense. dropped the ball twice, let go of a key first down catch, and overall in the second half, the offense went quiet with a failed fourth-and-three conversion attempt in the standing out as the highlight.

But Dak Prescott and the Cowboys have a great opportunity to bounce back from adversity on week 2 when they face the . The Falcons are coming off a big loss against the in which had the same amount of incompletions as he did touchdowns. The final stat line for Wilson was 31 pass completions out of 35 attempts (89%) for 322 yards and four touchdowns.

He was the second-best graded quarterback by Pro at 91.2. But perhaps no stat is more telling than the one Sheil Kapadia shared on The Athletic NFL:

“The Falcons' didn't force a single tight-window throw in their loss to the Seahawks. Russell Wilson attempted 35 passes, and not one had a defender within 1 yard of the wide receiver.”

Yikes. That's not great for the Falcons. But it is great for the Cowboys, who could be playing without their two starting tackles on Sunday. La'el Collins remains on while is questionable on the . It'll be interesting to see how the Cowboys adapt if that's the case. Will they go with a quick pass attack like the Rams did on week 1? Or will they try to attack downfield?

Either way, the Falcons' will have a very rough time matching up against Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and . Falcons cornerbacks Isaiah Oliver, Darqueze Dennard, and rookie all graded poorly on PFF (50.8 or less).

If the Cowboys are able to hold up their own on the against a Falcons that sacked Wilson three times last week, Dak Prescott and his should be able to light up Atlanta's secondary for the first big performance of this team's much-discussed offense.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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