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The Dallas Cowboys Lose To Atlanta Falcons 38 – 28

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The Dallas Cowboys jumped out to a sizeable lead, but injuries, lack of depth, and the talent laden Falcons catch up to them, and the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Atlanta Falcons 38 – 28.

The Cowboys started out on fire as Brandon Weeden and Joseph Randle led the Cowboys to an early lead.  Weeden hit his first nine passes, and Randle rushed for three first half touchdowns.

The Cowboys built an early 14 – 0 lead, and Weeden was rolling.  But, Weeden’s 10th pass of the day was intercepted by William Moore leading to the Falcons’ first score.  What seemed to start as a dominant route, quickly turned to a shootout, and the injury riddled Cowboys could not match the Falcons’ firepower.

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After holding a 28 – 17 first half lead, the Cowboys abandoned their running game and leaned heavily on their passing attack.  Without Tony Romo and without Dez Bryant, this was a fatal mistake as the quick strike Falcons rode Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman to 21 second half points.

The Dallas defense was strong in the first half, but the inability of the Cowboys’ offense to move the ball in the second half put the Dallas D in a bad situation.  The Cowboys already depleted defensive line was without Randy Gregory and Jeremy Mincey.  It was just a matter of time before all of the first timers and backups succumbed to the Falcons’ talent.

Brandon Weeden finished the game completing 22 – 26 passes for 232 yards no TD’s and a momentum changing interception.  Running back Lance Dunbar was the leading receiver with 10 catches for 100 yards.  Joseph Randle led the Cowboys rushing attack with 87 yards on 14 carries.

The 2 – 1 Cowboys will next face the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday, Oct 4.

 

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