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Cowboys Make NFL History With Improbable Comeback

Jason Schandl
The Dallas Cowboys broke a 440-game NFL record in their Week 2 win over the Falcons.
The Dallas Cowboys broke a 440-game NFL record in their Week 2 win over the Falcons. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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The Dallas Cowboys certainly aren't the first team to pull off an incredible, historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, but their win on Sunday did make NFL history, snapping a 440-game streak.

The Falcons' offense was nearly perfect. They dropped 39 points without turning the ball over once, led by Matt Ryan and his 126.3 quarterback rating. Their 29-10 first half lead looked insurmountable, and until yesterday offensive performances like theirs had been insurmountable.

Dak Prescott had other ideas, however. Prescott and the Dallas offense absolutely exploded in the second half, and Dak finished the game with 450 yards through the air and 4 total TDs (1 passing, 3 rushing).

Cowboys fans can't be excited that they just gave up 39 points, but having an offensive explosive enough to mount such an incredible comeback goes a long way to ease any potential concerns about those defensive struggles.

The D really picked things up in the second half as well, holding the Falcons to a scoreless third quarter and a 10-point fourth quarter.

With that incredible performance, the Cowboys have kept themselves in the conversation as one of the league's top teams. FanDuel Sportsbook gives them +1700 odds (tied for No. 6 in the NFL) to win the Super Bowl.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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