Cowboys Vs. Falcons: Michael Turner jump starts Atlanta offense

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Atlanta Falcons' had run the ball effectively against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night until Michael Turner broke for a 43-yard run in the third quarter.

For most of Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons' running game was largely ineffective. There wasn't a lot of scoring from either team when it tied 6-6 in the third quarter. Falcons running back Michael Turner had only 24 yards on the ground until he hit the seam on the strong side and scampered for a 43-yard play.

It eventually led to a short touchdown run by Turner to give the Falcons the lead they'd never relinquish. Atlanta won, 19-13 to improve to 8-0 on the season. The Falcons are still the only undefeated team in the NFL.

Turner finished Sunday night with 102 yards on 20 carries and the lone touchdown. For the season, he has 517 yards on 128 carries.

The Falcons travel to the Superdome in New Orleans to face the Saints next week. The Saints are 2-5 going into their match-up against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.

In This Article

Teams
Players

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.