Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) huddles with the team during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons (4-4) are set to face the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Thursday:
1. Kazee’s exit: Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee is not pleased with how his tenure with the Falcons ended. “The only thing I remember in Atlanta is me getting hurt and me getting kicked out of rehab,” Kazee said told the Dallas media on Wednesday. “That is all I remember.” The team would not immediately comment on this matter, but is expected to address it soon.
3. Player of the week: Ryan, who led the Falcons on his 41st game-winning drive and 33rd fourth-quarter comeback, was named NFC player of the week.
4. Fowler back: Outside linebacker Dante Fowler returned to practice after a stint on short-term injured reserve. During the opening media session he was seen working on his takeoffs with Grady Jarrett and had on a left knee brace.
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