It’s been a long time coming.
The Atlanta Falcons are 7-0 and are unquestionably the best team in the NFL.
Thing is, will they maintain their unbeaten status and join the ranks of great unbeaten teams such as the 2007 New England Patriots and the 1972 Miami Dolphins?
Standing in the Falcons way this week will be a short-handed Dallas Cowboys that seeks to dampen the Falcons hopes of a perfect season.
Considering the fact that the game will be played on a Sunday night in a sold out Georgia Dome makes things tough for head coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys who have lost three of their last four games including a 29-24 home loss to NFC East-leading New York last Sunday.
Good thing for the Falcons is that the Cowboys will be without their leading rusher DeMarco Murray. Also, running back Felix Jones and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree have been limited in practice this week and are questionable for tonight’s game.
As for the Falcons they will be without linebacker Sean Witherspoon tonight who is second on the team in tackles and sacks as he is suffering from an ankle injury. Although Witerspoon is an integral part of the Falcons defense I still think the Dirty Birds will be okay without him for tonights game.
Overall, I think that the Falcons offense is way too much for the Cowboys defense and should keep Rob Ryan and company running around like chickens with their heads cut off.
The game itself will probably start out slow but I expect once Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets into his groove he will begin to light up the scoreboard by the end of the second quarter and continue well into the second half.
If the Falcons are successful in humiliating the Dallas Cowboys on national television it will send a message to the critics and prove to the world that the Atlanta Falcons are for real this year and expect nothing less than a Super Bowl visit, and victory.