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Adrian Clayborn records six sacks vs. Cowboys, sets Falcons' single-game sack record

Posted Nov 12, 2017

While the Falcons’ offense found its mojo on Sunday night against the Cowboys, Adrian Clayborn and the defense put together a dominant effort.

ATLANTA -- While the Falcons’ offense found its mojo on Sunday night against the Cowboys, Adrian Clayborn and the defense put together a dominant effort.

Atlanta held Dallas to 233 yards in the 27-7 victory, and looked sharp throughout the entirety of the game. It was an inspiring group effort, but Clayborn was unquestionably the tone-setter.

The seventh-year defensive end scorched Cowboys backup left tackle Chaz Green and registered six sacks on Dak Prescott, the most in a single game in Falcons franchise history. Entering Sunday’s game, Clayborn had recorded six sacks over the course of an entire season just once in his previous six years.

Clayborn finished the game with six sacks, seven hits on the quarterback, three tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He now has a career-high eight sacks this year.

Overall, the Falcons combined for eight sacks and 10 hits on the quarterback. With the additional seven sacks, Atlanta now has 26 sacks on the season.

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