The Dallas Cowboys will be without running back Ezekiel Elliott for their upcoming matchup with the dangerous Atlanta Falcons.
The headlines across the nation were filled with the news that the 5-3 Dallas Cowboys would be without their starting running back, Ezekiel Elliott, one of the most popular players in the NFL, for the next six games due to a lingering suspension. And that ban begins this Sunday, as the Cowboys face last year’s Super Bowl runners up, the 4-4 Atlanta Falcons.
Without Elliott in the backfield, the Cowboys will rely on back-up running backs like Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden to carry the load. And although Dallas is currently on a three-game winning streak, no one really knows how the Cowboys will play without Zeke.
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As for the Falcons, they have lost four of their last five contests after starting the season 3-0. There are many theories as to why Atlanta has struggled as of late, but the truth is they simply do not appear to be the same team that nearly won a championship last season. In fact, the Falcons are still one of thirteen NFL teams never to have won a Super Bowl.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: 3:25 p.m. (CDT), 4:25 p.m. (EDT), 1:25 p.m. (PDT)
TV Channel: FOX – TV Affiliates List
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Weather: Cloudy, Temperature high of 50°F, Low of 43°F, 20% chance of rain. Winds out of the ENE at 7 mph. (Source: weather.com)
Injury Report: Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons