The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys are both undefeated, but when they meet Sunday, something will give have to give. Hopefully it's the Cowboys.
This had the makings of a very tough game for Atlanta, and given that Dallas has a strong defense and competent ground game, it still may be. Without Greg Hardy, Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, and perhaps Jason Witten, this Cowboys team goes from an intimidating and well-rounded team to one that will be heavily reliant on its defense and backs to win. Brandon Weeden is one of the league's worse backup quarterbacks, and with Bryant certainly gone and Witten looking unlikely to play, the passing game in general goes from toothy to toothless pretty quickly.
The Falcons, of course, are dealing with injuries of their own, and have managed two narrow wins against teams that don't look nearly as good as the Cowboys have thus far. They'll need to avoid falling into the trap of overconfidence in this one, and they'll have to play a complete quality game to avoid being upset by Dallas, something they haven't quite managed just yet.
Still, this is a winnable game for Atlanta, and a 3-0 start to the season would put them in excellent position in a jumbled NFC. Let's check out the information you need to know for this game.
Falcons-Cowboys game info
Game time: Sunday, September 27, 1 p.m. EST
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Listen Live: Caleb Rutherford takes you through the game with live commentary!
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Injury Report: The Falcons will be without Brooks Reed, Devin Hester and Tevin Coleman.
Prediction: Falcons win 28-20
Opposition: Blogging the Boys