Falcons predicted to beat Cowboys

After a 20-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are projected to defeat the Dallas Cowboys this weekend at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to CBS Sports' Pete Prisco's picks.

"The Falcons might be playing for their playoff lives here," Prisco wrote. "They are 4-4 and home for the first time in a month after three on the road. The Cowboys have righted things with three consecutive victories, but they might be without Ezekiel Elliott, pending his appeal of his suspension. I think the desperate Falcons find a way to win it. 

Prisco predicted the Falcons win, 27-23.

The Falcons (4-4) sit third in the NFC South behind the Saints and Panthers respectively, while the Cowboys (5-3) are second in the NFC East behind the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Falcons and Cowboys kick off at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday and can be watched on Fox. 

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