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Quick Take: Unbeaten Falcons can silence doubters

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NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: For an undefeated team, the Atlanta Falcons sure have a lot of doubters. Seven games, seven wins, and yet they're rarely mentioned among the league's elite. If this Sunday night spot against a Dallas Cowboys team that always draws a massive audience doesn't convince 'em, nothing will. (Of course, the Falcons must win.) For the Cowboys, a road win over an undefeated team would seem to prove that they are better than their record (currently 3-4). A lot at stake, and plenty of fun things to watch. The Falcons haven't been perfect -- except when it comes to their record -- but they have been explosive. Julio Jones and Roddy White give Matt Ryan one of the league's best receiving tandems, but they will be tested by Dallas. If the Cowboys' secondary (headlined by cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne) can lock down Atlanta's talented wideouts, the Falcons might not be well-rounded enough to counter. They don't run it well enough. But can Dallas accomplish this feat? Easier said than done. And can Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, he of the 46 career interceptions, add to Tony Romo's league-leading 13 picks?

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