The Falcons and Cowboys have a history that spans well over 50 years, with Atlanta squaring off against Dallas in their very first year of existence and getting absolutely destroyed by a score of 47-17. Ah, memories.
As you’d expect for two teams that have played an average of one every two years since 1966, there are some memorable contests here. Today, I’d like to know which game or which particular moment sticks in your memory as the best ever from Falcons-Cowboys.
Mine is from 2015, that vaguely cursed season that nonetheless yielded some truly great moments. The team’s September game against Dallas was one of them, as Atlanta fell behind by double digits three times (14-0, 21-7, and 28-14) but scored 25 unanswered points to close out the game and win 39-28. Devonta Freeman was a monster in that one, rushing 30 times for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns in one of the first starts of his career and catching 5 passes for 52 yards. Julio Jones put up 12 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns of his own, and the defense did just enough to ensure the Falcons could ultimately run away with the game. It’s the kind of game that is somehow quintessentially Atlanta, in that the offense bails out the defense in a very gratifying way.
It also gave us this pretty, pretty effortless Matt Ryan touchdown to Julio Jones. I always enjoy those.
How about you? What’s your favorite Falcons-Cowboys memory?