Dallas Cowboys: 1. This game was personal for Dan Quinn
Being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Falcons last year, Dan Quinn had this game circled on his calendar to start the year. The defense clearly had his back as well. The Cowboys allowed only 3 points in this game and held the Falcons to 211 total yards. Including a measly 4.0 yards per play.
Atlanta reached the red zone on their first drive of the game and never got that far again. Even without DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory the defense continued to pressure Falcons QB Matt Ryan and sacked him twice.
Rookie Micah Parsons had six tackles and one tackle for loss, also he recorded his sixth sack of the season. Also, defensive end Dorance Armstrong became the first Cowboy ever to record both a sack and a blocked punt in the same game.
Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, and Jourdan Lewis all had an interception and the latter played the best game of his entire career. Lewis finished with a PFF grade of 94.5 which is the highest of his career. He also added 3 pass breakups to go along with that interception.
Dan Quinn might have put together his best defensive game plan of the year against his former team. But, his players were the ones that executed the plan to perfection. Quinn even received the game ball for this awesome win,
With the Kansas City Chiefs awaiting next week, it will take another great game plan from Quinn, and execution on Sunday to beat the defending AFC champions.