What to watch for in the Cowboys’ road matchup with the Falcons
The Cowboys have a bye this week, and coach Jason Garrett is looking forward to facing Atlanta in a potential road clash.
The Cowboys and Falcons are the only remaining NFC West teams left and are both 2-2.
That means they’ll have a great opportunity to get on track to the NFC championship game.
Garrett has to get his team ready for the matchup, which is coming up Saturday in Atlanta.
Dallas is coming off a 34-17 loss to the Eagles.
Garrett is not worried about playing well against the Falcons, which are coming off another win, 34-28 over the Giants.
“I know they have some guys they like to beat.
So we have to get them ready for that,” Garrett said.
“You never want to give up points.
They are a tough team.
Garrett is confident in the Dallas offense, which ranks sixth in the league with 689 yards. “
But I’m excited for it.”
Garrett is confident in the Dallas offense, which ranks sixth in the league with 689 yards.
He’s also confident in his receivers, which have combined for five touchdowns.
Dak Prescott has scored at least five touchdowns in five straight games.
He has six touchdowns and is averaging more than 21 yards per pass attempt.
The Falcons are coming into the game with the worst defense in the NFC, allowing 6,942 yards to opposing quarterbacks.
It’s a different story with the Cowboys, who rank No. 1 in the NFL with 20 interceptions.
That includes five this season.
That’s led to some bad interceptions, including one on Prescott in Week 1 that put Atlanta ahead 31-20.
The defense allowed Prescott to throw for 617 yards and seven touchdowns.
That was the most for any QB in the division, and the most by a Dallas quarterback in the last three years.
But Garrett said he was pleased with the way the defense held the Falcons to only 1,000 yards.
“They have some really good players.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a guy get sacked,” Garrett told reporters after the game.
“We have a bunch of guys that can make plays.
We have a couple of guys in there that can throw the ball downfield.”