Falcons’ release official depth chart for Cowboys’ game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (6) as he fumbles the ball during the first half  Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (6) as he fumbles the ball during the first half Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times)

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Smith: ‘There’s a chance’ Fowler can return to practice

Outside linebacker Dante Fowler (knee), who is eligible to return to practice from the short-term injured reserve this week, was not on the team’s official depth chart which was released on Tuesday for the Dallas game.

The Falcons (4-4) are set to face the Cowboys (6-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Getting Fowler back would boost the anemic pass rush.

“We’ll just have to see,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said. “We’ll take it day by day. There’s a chance.”

Anthony Rush who was added to the active roster was listed third behind Ta’Quon Graham, but since Rush played and Graham was inactive, we put Rush in the No. 2 spot behind Tyeler Davison at defensive tackle.

The team has made several minor moves over the past two days, in addition to promoting Rush, they also promoted cornerback Chris Williamson and released outside linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and punter Cam Nizialek.

Here’s the Falcons’ official depth chart for the Cowboys’ game:

OFFENSE

WR - Tajae Sharpe, Christian Blake, (Calvin Ridley on the NFI list)

TE - Kyle Pitts, Lee Smith

LT - Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs

LG - Jaylen Mayfield, Josh Andrews

C - Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman

RG - Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman

RT – Kaleb McGarry, Jason Spriggs, Colby Gossett

TE - Hayden Hurst, *Keith Smith (Has lineup as traditional TE), *Feleipe Franks (was part of TE/QB package vs. Giants)

WR - Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby

RB - Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman

*FB - Keith Smith, Cordarrelle Patterson (Added to reflect that they played the position in the opener.)

QB - Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks

DEFENSE

DL - Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson

NT - Tyeler Davison, Anthony Rush, Ta’Quon Graham

L - Jonathan Bullard, Mike Pennel, John Cominsky

OLB - Steven Means, Brandon Copeland

ILB - Deion Jones, Mykal Walker

ILB - Foyesade Oluokun, Daren Bates

OLB – Adetokunbo Ogundeji, James Vaughters, (Dante Fowler on IR)

LCB - A.J. Terrell, Darren Hall

FS - Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins

SS - Duron Harmon, Richie Grant

RCB - Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams, Kendall Sheffield

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Younghoe Koo

P - Dustin Colquitt

LS - Josh Harris

H - Dustin Colquitt

PR - Avery Williams, Olamide Zaccheaus

KOR - Cordarrelle Patterson

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