Atlanta is the last remaining holdout, preventing Mercury Morris from celebrating. If they don’t lose soon, Morris is going to start getting air time, and then we all lose. The Dallas Cowboys have a history of knocking off undefeated teams. Three years ago it was New Orleans at 13-0.
All that is history, though, what does Dallas have to do to have a chance tonight?
1. Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers. Dallas can move it, but they have often shot themselves with turnovers this year. Atlanta has relied on turnovers on defense. Dallas will need to re-write that script to have any chance.
2. Strength on strength, corners on the Atlanta wide receivers. Julio Jones and Roddy White versus Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. Those individual battles will decide whether the Cowboys have a chance or Atlanta rolls to 8-0. Dallas is among the top five teams in the league in limiting production to opposing wide receivers, but they haven’t played a receiving group like this. Should be great theatre.
3. Be Aggressive. I’m talking to you, Jason Garrett. We know that Mike Smith will make the aggressive call when necessary. We’ve often seen Garrett turtle up in the biggest moments. If it’s close, will Garrett pull a reverse and make the bold call to win?
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