The Cowboys will have running back Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday. Elliott has a court date Monday regarding his six-game suspension.
I’m looking forward to Sunday, Elliott told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, downplaying the hearing.
Dallas is rolling on offense. Quarterback Dak Prescott passed for 234 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday’s rout of the San Francisco 49ers. It was the third straight game for him with three touchdowns passes.
Elliott had his best game of the season with 147 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cowboys rushed 43 times for 265 yards as a team.
Hopefully Joe can get himself ready to play, Maclin said. But if not, we have to ride with Mallett. It’s the next man up.
Now, Atlanta is back at .500. The Falcons have scored only seven points in the last six quarters. The offense is averaging 21.3 points per game under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Last season, the Falcons scored 33.8 points per game when current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan led the offense.
We can’t worry about last year, Matt Ryan said earlier this week. I know that constantly gets brought up, but as players we are not thinking about last year. We are not playing good enough as a unit in 2017.
Frankly, I don’t really care to go back to 2016. It’s not useful for us.
Statistically speaking, the Falcons didn’t appear totally overmatched. They didn’t turn the ball over, and punted only twice all night. They tallied 343 total yards, close to the Patriots’ 403 yards.