In Weeks 4, 5 and 6, the Falcons won by a combined 12 points. Just as it looked like the league was on the verge of figuring them out, they emerged from the bye week to post a decisive 30-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles that saw Matt Ryan throw for three touchdowns with a season-high 75.8 completion percentage.
On the injury front, the Falcons stand about where most teams do midway through the season. veteran offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds is out with a back injury. but rookie Peter Konz held up well in the win over Philadelphia. On the defensive side of the ball, Sean Witherspoon is expected to miss the game with an ankle injury.
The Cowboys are 3-4, but have twice followed up a loss with a win. They won't have to do much better than to look better than they did against the New York Giants. The team turned the ball over six times, including four interceptions from Tony Romo, and the defense gave up a late field goal after the offense had worked to erase a 23-point deficit. DeMarco Murray is the star on Dallas' injury report. He's missed two straight games with a foot injury, and may be joined on the sidelines by Kevin Ogletree, who missed practice during the week.
Game Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Television Coverage: NBC
Odds: Atlanta favored by four points