Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons (0-1) at Dallas Cowboys (0-1)

NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)

The Line: Dallas Cowboys -6 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday in week 2 NFL action at AT&T Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons look for a bounce back showing after getting rocked by the Seattle Seahawks in their season opener. The Atlanta Falcons have won four straight road games. Matt Ryan is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 450 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Ryan has two touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley have combined for 287 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Russell Gage has nine receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 72 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley II leads the way with 56 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 38 points and 383 yards per game. Deion Jones leads the Atlanta Falcons with nine tackles, Grady Jarrett has 1.5 sacks and Takkarist McKinley has one pass deflection.

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The Dallas Cowboys look for a victory here after losing their season opener to the Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas Cowboys have split their last six home games. Dan Prescott is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 266 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb have combined for 140 receiving yards on 15 catches while Michael Gallup has three receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 136 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 96 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 20 points and 422 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 11 tackles, Aldon Smith has one sack and Chidobe Awuzie has one interception.

The Falcons are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 vs. NFC, 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games and 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall. The Cowboys are 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games in Week 2 and 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The over is 5-2 in Falcons last 7 road games. The over is 13-6 in Cowboys last 19 games overall.

The Atlanta Falcons are off to a strong start offensively, but they didn't play a lick of defense in their opener and that's a concerning sign moving forward. The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Rams in their season debut, but the defensive effort was there for the most part and they were able to have some ground success against a respectable defensive front. The Falcons don't have the defense in the trenches the Rams have, so the Cowboys should be able to finish drives and put more points on the board. While Cowboys lines are always inflated, I'll still take this number just under a full touchdown.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Cowboys -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.