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Cowboys Have Already Made 2 Brutal Mistakes vs. Falcons

Jason Garrett stands on the sideline.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are off to a disappointing start against the Atlanta Falcons this afternoon.

The Cowboys, needing a win to seriously stay in the NFC East race, have gotten out to a 3-0 lead against the Falcons in Atlanta, but it should be bigger than that.

Dallas has already made two brutal mistakes early in the first quarter.

The first mistake came on the Falcons' first play of the game, when Matt Ryan threw what should've been an easy interception, but it was dropped.

The Cowboys ended up forcing the Falcons into a punt.

Dallas' quarterback, Dak Prescott, then led the Cowboys on what should've been a touchdown drive.

But, once again, the Cowboys had an extremely-costly drop.

Dallas wide receiver Cole Beasley dropped a touchdown catch.

From ESPN:

The Cowboys have to settle for a Brett Maher field goal and a 3-0 lead after one drive against Atlanta. Considering the Falcons’ offense, the Cowboys can’t have a poor red-zone day. Cole Beasley dropped a touchdown pass once the Cowboys got to the Atlanta 4. The drive was what the Cowboys need - 15 plays, 85 yards, 7:23 – but they can’t settle for field goals.

The Cowboys are going to need to avoid mistakes like this moving forward today.

Dallas and Atlanta are playing on FOX.