By Jannah Bolds
A somewhat challenging week three for the Atlanta Falcons as they lassoed the Dallas Cowboys 39-28 in a come-from-behind victory in Arlington, Texas today.
Falcons quarterback Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan, along with his most talented backs and receivers pulled off a come-back in the second half to upset the Dallas crowd. This win goes down in the record books as the first team to score its third consecutive come-from-behind win.
The Falcons struggled a bit in the first half, letting the Cowboys score first and not capitalizing on their next couple of snaps. However, the team did get the chance to squeeze in a field goal in the final seconds of the first half to cut their defecit to 11 points.
“Obviously the second half was huge, but I thought getting three points up before half time was big. That was a huge momentum changer for us offensively,” said Ryan.
After the second half buzzer rang, the Falcons seemed to have turned on the heat as they went on score three more touchdowns and keep their opponents scoreless the entire half. The Atlanta defense did some pretty good things for the team’s overall performance. If it wasnt for Justin Durant and the defense keeping their opponents scoreless, Ryan and the offense would have had a more difficult time overcoming the deficit.
The star for Atlanta’s offense today was running back Dovonta Freeman who rushed for 141 yards with 30 carries. Teammate receiver Julio Jones finished the game with 12 recpetions for 164 yards.
Offensively and defensively, the Falcons were well balanced and were able to persevere when necessary to top the 2-0 (now 2-1) Cowboys.
Next Sunday, the Falcons are set to take on the Houston Texans (1-2) at 1:00pm EST.
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