What to expect from the preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons
The NFL is finally starting to feel like a legitimate preseason.
The preseason is just a few days away, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some exciting moments and players that we have been waiting for.
Here are some highlights from this week’s preseason action: The Cowboys have been making an impression on everyone with their preseason opener against the Eagles.
Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 366 yards and two touchdowns on just 18 attempts and rushed for two scores in the Cowboys’ 45-17 win over the Eagles on Saturday.
Quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Tyron Smith both threw for 371 yards in the Eagles’ 24-17 victory over the Cowboys in Week 2.
Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Jason Witten, who also caught two of his own.
He also ran for 100 yards and a score.
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught six passes for 115 yards and one touchdown.
He had five receptions for 70 yards and another score.
WR Jason Wittek had five catches for 87 yards and an extra point.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 113 yards and scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.
He scored on another 2-yarder in the fourth quarter to help the Cowboys win 17-16.
He finished with a season-high nine carries for 68 yards and ran for a touchdown in the win.
WR DeSean Jackson was the only Cowboys player to have at least five catches in the first two preseason games, catching four passes for 45 yards and scoring a touchdown.
Jackson also had two receptions for 28 yards in his first preseason game.
He was the team’s first receiving touchdown in two years.
WR Cole Beasley led the team with seven receptions for 99 yards and added two catches for 35 yards.
He caught three passes for 18 yards and returned one for a score in the loss.
TE Jason Wooten had four catches for 37 yards.
WR Terrance Williams had four receptions for 53 yards and was one of the team, along with WR Terrelle Pryor, who had three catches for 31 yards and is tied for the team lead with three receiving touchdowns.
WR Allen Hurns had two catches in his preseason debut.
He has one catch for 18 all-purpose yards in a preseason game, which ties him with RB Michael Bush for the most all-time in Cowboys history.
LB Tyron Jones led the Cowboys with eight tackles in the game.
Jones had three tackles, including one for loss, in the victory over Philadelphia.
LB J.J. Wilcox also led the defense with seven stops.
He played all 16 snaps in the contest.
WR Jordan Matthews also played in all 16 games, having two catches and one pass breakup.
TE Cole Beamer was the first Cowboys player with at least three receptions in three preseason games.
He tied for his career high with two catches against the Cowboys.
TE Michael Crabtree had four targets in the preseason opener.
He now has at least six catches in four of his last six games.
TE Terreline Pryor had four carries for 20 yards.
TE Zach Ertz had three carries for 12 yards.
RB Ezekiel Elliot rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns in the rematch.
He added one rushing touchdown and added a receiving touchdown.
RB DeMarco Murray had three rushes for 22 yards and RB Devonta Freeman had one rush for 13 yards.
Murray and Freeman each had four rushes for 15 yards in this matchup.
RB Jamaal Charles had six carries for 29 yards in Week 1.
Charles has now had three straight games of 100-plus rushing yards.
The Cowboys will now play five preseason games before the season starts on Sept. 5.
The first four preseason games are against the Browns, Chargers, Rams and Falcons.
The final two are against Buffalo, Detroit and Cincinnati.