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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gets tripped up by an Atlanta Falcons defender Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)

Falcons still ruffled over epic collapse in Dallas

Sep. 21, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are still searching for answers following their epic collapse in Dallas. Despite holding a 20-point lead in the first quarter and still up by 15 with about five minutes remaining, the Falcons managed to lose a game that was theirs to win. They botched the fielding of an...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta's sports history

Sep. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the consciousness. It was an unstoppable wave of misery, disgust and gagging at the most inopportune times, all wrapped...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons lose on last-play FG after not attacking onside kick

Sep. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons could only watch as they lost on a game-ending field goal. They might not have been in that situation if their hands team hadn't just watched the trickling onside kick that put the Dallas Cowboys in position to pull off a 40-39 win — after being down by...

Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones (6) and others celebrate with kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) after Zuerlein kicked a field goal to help the Cowboys to a 40-39 win against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Cowboys' rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy's home debut

Sep. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys. A successful onside kick made them all moot. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, right, is seen on the sideline against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Cowboys host Falcons, with McCarthy moving past memory lane

Sep. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

Mike McCarthy got the sentimental stuff out of the way before his first home game as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, in the stadium where he won his Super Bowl with Green Bay a decade ago. After getting hired, McCarthy wanted to know how long the ride was from team headquarters to AT&T Stadium, so he made the...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets five from head coach Pete Carroll after tossing a touchdown pass to wide receiver DK Metcalf during an NFL football against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25

Sep. 13, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks let Russell Wilson do the cooking. The only thing he burned was the Atlanta Falcons. Showing what he can do when given a chance to open up the offense, Wilson threw four touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 38-25 victory over the Falcons in the season opener...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf catches a touchdown pass past Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

4th-down plays on 2 straight possessions help doom Falcons

Sep. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two fourth-down plays on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter helped create a deficit that was too much for the Atlanta Falcons to overcome. Now, in a crucial season for coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons already face a disturbingly familiar challenge. They know from recent history that...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley, right, gets five from wide receiver Calvin Ridley after making a reception during NFL football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Gurley believes he and his new team are a perfect match as he seeks to rejuvenate a career affected by knee injuries. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Gurley ready to prove he's 100 percent healthy for Falcons

Sep. 11, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons went all season without a 100-yard rusher in the backfield last year, so when Todd Gurley became available as a free agent, they were eager to sign him. Gurley has a history of knee problems and was cut by the Los Angeles Rams just two years removed from consecutive...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, center, waits for the snap during warmups in front of empty seats at CenturyLink Field before an NFL football mock game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Familiar opponents: Seahawks, Falcons know each other well

Sep. 10, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The offseason program was virtual. There were no preseason games to work out the kinks or gauge the opposition. Any familiarity will be welcomed in Week 1 of the NFL season. In that respect, there should be a bit of comfort when the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks in a mostly empty...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws the ball during an NFL football training camp practice Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Ryan at 35: Falcons QB still performing at high level

Sep. 9, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — By NFL standards, Matt Ryan is a senior citizen. The Atlanta Falcons star turned 35 in May and heads into this most unusual of seasons as the league’s seventh-oldest starting quarterback. ”I guess it's good to be in the top seven of anything in this league," Ryan quipped...