The Falcons and Cowboys kickoff at AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the third week of the 2015 season. Check out these pictures of the game.
The Falcons overcame a shaky first half to earn their third straight come-from-behind victory of the year—this one a 39-28 triumph against Dallas at AT&T Stadium. For the first time since 2012, Atlanta is 3-0.
Devonta Freeman led the way for Atlanta with 193 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns. On a day when Tevin Coleman was sidelined with a cracked rib, Freeman, now in his second NFL campaign, stepped up to the task and made quite a statement during his first career start.
Julio Jones all but put the game out of reach with his second touchdown catch of the contest—a two-yard strike from Matt Ryan—with 3:09 left in regulation to give Atlanta a 11-point lead. Jones battled through a sore hamstring and finished with 164 receiving yards.
Although Atlanta's defense faced a slews of challenges in the first half—QB Brandon Weeden completed nine of nine to start the day, and RB Joseph Randle quickly scored twice—Richard Smith's unit made some crucial adjustments in the locker room and started winning the battle at the line of scrimmage against a typically dominant offensive line.
The Falcons' resiliency cannot be overstated. They could have easily fallen into a deep, insurmountable hole, but thanks to the aforementioned adjustments and a steady offensive push, they hung around enough in the first 45 minutes to come away with yet another win against an NFC East foe.
Next Sunday, the Falcons will attempt to go 4-0 when they take on J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans at home.