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W 38-14
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L 16-28
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Cowboys' Elliott presents tough challenge for Falcons' D

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons' defense has one primary goal entering Sunday's game against Dallas: Slow down Ezekiel Elliott and make Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott try to beat them with his arm.

The Falcons will need all their resources to corral Elliott, who leads the NFL with 93 runs of 10 or more yards over the last three years.

Atlanta coach Dan Quinn says his defense, which gave up 211 yards rushing in last week's loss at Cleveland, must maintain gap control against a patient, powerful running back.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
New Orleans 810.889
Carolina 630.667
Atlanta 450.444
Tampa Bay 360.333
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan3015
Pass TDs: M. Ryan21
Rush Yds: T. Coleman442
Rush TDs: I. Smith4
Rec Yds: J. Jones1040
Rec TDs: C. Ridley7
Int: D. Kazee5
Sacks: T. McKinley5.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 3680 (8)
Passing Yards: 3035 (5)
Rushing Yards: 808 (30)
Points per game: 27.1 (8)
Yards per game: 408.9 (6)
Touchdowns: 29 (7)
Field Goals: 14 (17)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 3729 (27)
Passing Yards: 2766 (27)
Rushing Yards: 1079 (18)
Points per game: 28.2 (29)
Yards per game: 414.3 (30)
Touchdowns: 32 (30)
Field Goals: 9 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/12 R. Odhiambo cut
11/8 A. Pasztor cut
11/7 B. Irvin signed One-year contract (through 2018)
11/2 J. Harris re-signed Three-year extension (through 2021)
10/31 T. Calhoun pract. squad add
10/30 Z. Beadles signed
10/30 M. Bennett cut
10/24 R. Odhiambo active/prac. squad
10/24 A. Pasztor signed
10/24 B. Fusco on IR ankle
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/18 D. Jones foot (Out)
11/11 M. Bryant right hamstring (Out)
11/11 D. Shelby groin (Questionable)
11/4 R. Alford ankle (Out)
11/4 M. Bryant right hamstring (Out)
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