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Falcons vs. Cowboys: a quick look at the series history

Fact: Julio Jones’ hands are on several no fly lists

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The Falcons are scheduled to take on the 0-1 Cowboys tomorrow and desperately need a win. Let’s hope they can come away victorious and delude us into thinking they will be competitive in 2020. But before the Week 2 match up gets underway, let’s take a look at the series history with the Cowboys.

The Falcons and the Cowboys have faced off a total of 28 times. The Cowboys currently lead the series, 17-11. That said, much of the Cowboys’ success against the Falcons is dated. During the 2010s, the Falcons played the Cowboys 4 times, walking away victorious 3 times, and 2 of those victories came during the Quinn era.

One game in this series history that ought to hold a special place in your is the Week 10 match up from 2017, a game the Falcons won, 27-7. Adrian Clayborn racked up a franchise record 6 sacks in that game, essentially ending left tackle Chaz Green’s tenure in Dallas. 5 of Clayborn’s sacks came against Green, who never played another snap for the Cowboys and left the team at the end of the 2017 season.

These teams last played in Week 11 of the 2018 season, a 22-19 Cowboys victory. The Falcons were forced to rely on Tevin Coleman in Devonta Freeman’s absence and Brett Maher knocked down a last second, 42-yard field goal to give the Cowboys the win. Julio Jones saved Matt Ryan a couple of interceptions that day. On one play, he absolutely leveled a defensive back, forcing the front office to give some real consideration to converting him to strong safety.

Your thoughts about this series history, Falcoholics?