Shop for Atlanta Falcons gear at Fanatics.com

Cowboys at Falcons Week Nine Capsule

DALLAS COWBOYS (3-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (7-0)

SERIES

  COWBOYS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 14-8  
STREAKS 5 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 0-0 Smith: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 29-24 vs. Giants W 30-17 at Eagles
LAST GAME 10/25/09: Falcons 21 at Cowboys 37. Dallas QB Tony Romo completes 21 of 29 passes (72.4 pct.) for 311 yards & 3 TDs for 141.6 rating in Cowboys victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/16/06: Cowboys 38, Falcons 28. Dallas RB Marion Barber records 2 2nd-half TD runs (9, 3) as Cowboys score final 17 points in comeback victory.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Dal.), 93 (Atl.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Dal.), 226 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING Romo: 186-283-2,073-9-13-78.8 Ryan: 182-265-2,018-17 (T3L)-6-103.0 (3L)
RUSHING Murray: 75-330-4.4-1 Turner: 108-415-3.8-3
RECEIVING Witten (TE): 51 (3C) -487-9.5-1 Gonzalez (TE): 46-459-10.0-4
OFFENSE 383.3 365.7
TAKE/GIVE -11 +10 (3C)
DEFENSE 292.4 (2C) 353.3
SACKS Ware: 7.5 (T3C) Abraham: 7
INTs 3 tied: 1 DeCoud: 4 (T3L)
PUNTING Moorman: 43.0 Bosher: 47.1
KICKING Bailey: 51 (12/12 PAT; 13/14 FG) Bryant: 69 (3L) (21/21 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: In 2 career meetings, QB TONY ROMO has passed for 589 yards & 5 TDs with 127.7 rating. In career, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 34-8 (.810). Had career-high 437 pass yards last week…When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 7-0. Has 856 rush yards (122.3 per game) in those 7 games. RB FELIX JONES (2,494) needs 6 rush yards to become 10th player in club history to reach 2,500 career…In past 2 at home, WR DEZ BRYANT has 10 rec. for 215 yards (107.5 per game). TE JASON WITTEN had 18 rec. last week, most ever by TE in game. Since 2007, has 495 catches, most of any NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in 9 of past 11…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 33 sacks in past 26. Since 2006, has 99 sacks, most in NFL. Ware has 5.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 5. S DANNY MC CRAY had 1st INT of season last week…FALCONS: Are 7-0 for 1st time in team history…QB MATT RYAN passed for 262 yards & 3 TDs for 137.4 rating vs. Phi. In career, Falcons are 28-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating (5-0 in 2012). When Ryan has 3+ TD passes, team is 15-0 (4-0 in 2012). Only DARYLE LAMONICA (19-0) has better record in games with 3+ TDs…RB MICHAEL TURNER had rush TD in last meeting. When he has 23+ att., his teams are 22-1 (.957)…In past 3 at home, WR RODDY WHITE has 22 rec. for 343 yards (114.3 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2007, has 511 receptions, most in NFC. Since Dec. 2011, WR JULIO JONES has 15 catches of 25+ yards, most in NFL during span. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 99 catches TDs & needs 1 for 100…DE JOHN ABRAHAM had sack vs. Phi. & has 11.5 sacks in past 10 overall. Has 119 sacks, most by active player. LB STEPHEN NICHOLAS had sack in last meeting. S THOMAS DE COUD had 1st sack of season last week & is only NFL player with 4 INTs & sack.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Falcons Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply

Write For Us