- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

ATLANTA (2-0) at DALLAS (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 4 1-2

RECORD VS SPREAD - Falcons 2-0, Cowboys 1-1

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 16-9

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Cowboys 19-13, Nov. 4, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 11, Cowboys No. 6

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (22), PASS (3)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (9), PASS (29)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (20), PASS (5)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both teams rallied from 10 points behind in fourth quarter to beat Giants. Falcons have rallied in fourth period for both wins. … Both teams are 2-0 in same season for first time since 1986. … Falcons QB Matt Ryan leads NFC with 661 yards passing. … Ryan completed 71 percent of passes for 342 yards and no interceptions in last meeting with Cowboys. Falcons are 16-2 when Ryan completes at least 70 percent of passes without interception. … WR Julio Jones leads NFC with 22 catches and 276 yards receiving. He has 889 yards and four TDs in past six games. … Jones and WR Roddy White both had more than 100 yards receiving in last Dallas meeting. … LB Justin Durant, who spent past two seasons in Dallas, leads Falcons with 18 tackles. … With Tony Romo injured, QB Brandon Weeden making second start for Cowboys after losing to Arizona last season. He’s lost eight straight starts going back to two-year stint in Cleveland. … RB Joseph Randle leads Cowboys with 172 yards from scrimmage. … Lance Dunbar is tied for second among NFL RBs with 11 catches. … WR Terrance Williams leads Cowboys with 144 yards receiving, including clinching 42-yard TD from Weeden against Eagles last week. … Sean Lee is tied for NFL lead with 23 tackles. He has most interceptions for LB since entering league in 2010 with 12, including one last week. … Second-year LB Anthony Hitchens had first career sack against Eagles. … Fantasy Tip: Probably best to bench RBs for both teams, with Falcons facing NFL’s top run defense and Cowboys struggling without DeMarco Murray.

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