4 major takeaways from the Falcons vs. Cowboys matchup in Week 2

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2. The Falcons Continue to Choke

Even in the most improbable of situations, the Falcons continue to find themselves being on the wrong side of spectacular comebacks. This has been a key reason Atlanta has failed to make much noise since their recent Super Bowl run.

After being forced to punt on their first two drives, the Falcons produced a scoring drive on six consecutive possessions before halftime. The result for Atlanta was a 19-point lead after putting up 29 through two quarters.

The start of the Falcons’ troubles began when they failed to put up any points in the third quarter. It’s simply inexcusable to fail to produce at such a level after having such a strong first half. It truly shows which coaching staff made the better halftime adjustments.

Not only did the Falcons allow the Cowboys to score 30 points in the second half, they came up empty on their crucial final possession and then gave up an onside recovery. Lastly, failing to get a stop before Dallas set up their game-winning field goal was the final nail in the proverbial coffin.

The proportion in which the Falcons choked away this game can not be understated. Now, they face an 0-2 start to the season and are showing signs of another horrendous start to the season as they did in 2019.