The Falcons are in a must-win situation before Week 10 duel against Cowboys. The Atlanta outfit started the season on high spirits, but now they have only one win in last five matches. Their lousy streak is contributed to a thing called ‘Super Bowl hangover.’ Now, let’s look at Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons predictions.
Before we start with analysis, a fun fact. Dak Prescott has more touchdowns and fewer interceptions to his name than last year’s MVP Matt Ryan. Their respective teams face each other on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve their NFC standings.
The last match between these two teams was played on September 27th, 2015 in Dallas. Falcons won 39-28. Before that, trough history, teams have played 26 times. Cowboys have 16-10 advantage.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
Like every week before this one, the main issue with Dallas Cowboys is whether will their Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott be available to play. Another hearing is scheduled today, and after that, we will know if he is going to be available for Sunday’s game. Last week Cowboys won against Kansas City Chiefs 28-17, playing impressive both on the offense and on the defense. They have a 5-3 score, trailing Eagles by 2.5 wins in the NFC East. Cowboys offense is ranked 8th in total yards per game (370.5), 4th in points scored (28.3), and 2nd in rushing (148.3). Against them, Dallas outfit will have Falcons defense ranked 12th in total yards allowed per game (321.8).
Falcons, last year’s Super Bowl runner-up, are still having a hangover from the event. If they want a similar success this year, they will need to sober up quickly. They are currently standing at 4-4, with four losses coming in the last five games. Last week they lost to a divisional rival Panthers in a thrilling 20-17 match. Their offense is ranked sixth in league with 11 touchdowns and seven picks. This isn’t all that bad, but it is light years away from their number one spot from 2016 season. Last year’s MVP Ryan is playing nowhere near the standards he set during last year’s Super Bowl run. The stat that confirms this is his eight turnovers in first eight games. Last year he had ten through the entire season. After the Cowboys duel, Falcons will have seven matches on their schedule. Five of those are within the division.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons Week 10 Predictions
Dallas Cowboys is one of the teams in the league that is in the best form, at least at this moment. After the last weeks win over Chiefs, they have shown the world that they have the quality to beat the best in the NFL. The confidence on both sides of the ball is what will propel them to win the next match. Falcons are struggling in recent weeks, and it will be impossible for them to resist the America’s Team. The game against the Cowboys is the worst match-up for them at the moment. Cowboys WIN 33-27.