Coming off a big win over the reigning Super Bowl champions, the 4-5 Dallas Cowboys now head to A-Town to face the 4-5 Atlanta Falcons.
In 2017, the Dallas Cowboys had a Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. That game is now known as the “Massacre in Atlanta”. Quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked eight times in the 27-7 blowout loss. Former Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborne posted six of those sacks by himself. It’s a contest that’s sting has lingered in Dallas ever since.
Rarely do the Cowboys have an opportunity for revenge in back-to-back seasons that isn’t involving a divisional foe. This Sunday’s Week 11 game in A-Town is one of those rare opportunities. But this is a very different Dallas team that Atlanta is set to face.
In their matchup last season, America’s Team was without running back Ezekiel Elliott, who had just started a six-game suspension. Pro Bowl linebacker Sean Lee played just eight defensive snaps due to injury. And backup offensive lineman Chaz Green and Byron Bell were pressed into duty.
Now, Elliott is coming off his best game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles, posting 151 rushing yards and two total touchdowns. Although Lee is once again injured (hamstring), the Cowboys 2018 first round pick, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, has played very well in his place. And both Green and Bell are no longer on the roster.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2018
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff Time: Noon (CST), 1:00 p.m. (EST), 10:00 p.m. (PST)
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Fubo.tv
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Radio Stream: Sirius XM Radio, Radio Affiliates List
Injury Report: DallasCowboys.com
Weather Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Temperature high of 48°F, Low of 39°F, 10% chance of rain. Winds out of the ENE at 5 mph. (Source: Weather.com)