Defensive Line Play the Key Between Falcons-Cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons both come into their Week 2 matchup with 0-1 records.

The Cowboys fell to the Rams on Sunday night while the Falcons dropped a game at home to the Seattle Seahawks.

One of the key aspects of the Cowboys loss was how often the Rams pass-rush got to QB Dak Prescott.

Dak Prescott was pressured on 40.5 percent of his dropbacks in Week 1 against the Rams.

On the flip side, the Falcons defensive line got constant pressure on Russell Wilson. But Seattle's athletic QB routinely escaped and made plays down the field.

John and Hugh take a look at the defensive line play and why they feel it's the biggest key to the game if the Falcons are to win.

"We need to see a little more of Todd Gurley and get after the quarterback. This isn't rocket science," proclaims Hugh Douglas. "Look at what the Rams did last week, when you get after the QB it changes things."

Cowboys OT's Cam Erving and La'el Collins are both set to miss the game, so it's up to the Falcons pass rush to take advantage of the fill-ins.