Cowboys defeat Falcons 40-39 on last-second field goal

Jeff Armstrong

Updated: 4:55 p.m.

4th QTR 

Final: Cowboys 40, Falcons 39

FG Cowboys! Zuerlein 46-yd field goal to win the game as time expires.

ONSIDE KICK! Cowboys recover at their own 47,  1:43 left.

TOUCHDOWN Cowboys! Prescott 1-yd TD, 1:49. Extra point is good. Falcons 39, Cowboys 37. Onside kick attempt coming.

2:00 Warning: Falcons 39, Cowboys 30. Dallas ball, 1st-and-goal at the Atlanta 2-yd line.

Falcons punt, Cowboys start the possession from their own 24 with 2:57 left and no timeouts.

TOUCHDOWN Cowboys! Prescott 10-yd TD pass to Dalton Schultz, 4:57. 2-pt run failed. Falcons 39, Cowboys 30.

FG Falcons! Koo 32-yd field goal, 7:57. Falcons 39, Cowboys 24.

BIG PLAY! Falcons stymie Dallas fake punt, get ball in great field position.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! Ryan 8-yd TD pass to Gage, 14:23. Extra point is good. Falcons 36, Cowboys 24.

3rd QTR

End 3rd: Falcons 29, Cowboys 24

BIG PLAY! Falcons WR Jones makes big fourth-down catch to extend the drive.

TOUCHDOWN Cowboys! Prescott 1-yd TD run, 4:14. Extra point is good. Falcons 29, Cowboys 24. Key play: Prescott 58-yd pass  to WR Amari Cooper.

DROP! Falcons WR Julio Jones drops a pass from Russell Gage on a third-down gadget play. After a penalty on Atlanta, Falcons forced to punt.

TOUCHDOWN Cowboys! Prescott 2-yd TD run, 12:23. Extra point is good. Falcons 29, Cowboys 17.

Start of the quarter, Cowboys receive the kickoff.

Injury Report:

T Kaleb McGary is OUT with a knee injury

FS Ricardo Allen (elbow) and LB Foye Oluokun (cramping) questionable to return 

2nd QTR

Halftime: Falcons 29, Cowboys 10

FG Falcons! Koo 42-yd field goal, :02. Falcons 29, Cowboys 10.

FG Cowboys! Zuerlein 33-yd field goal, 1:50. Falcons 26, Cowboys 10. 

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! Ryan 3-yd TD pass to Ridley, 5:58. 2-pt pass failed. Falcons 26, Cowboys 7.

TOUCHDOWN Cowboys! Elliott 1-yd TD run, 12:09. Greg Zuerlein extra point is good. Falcons 20, Cowboys 7.

1st QTR

End 1st: Falcons 20, Cowboys 0

FG Falcons! Koo 27-yd field goal, 1:06. Falcons 20, Cowboys 0.

FUMBLE! Falcons linebacker Foyesade Oluokun forces another Dallas fumble, Deadrin Senat recovers for Atlanta. 

FG Falcons! Koo boots a 42-yd field goal, 4:26. Falcons 17, Cowboys 0.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! Ryan 42-yd TD pass to Hayden Hurst, 7:37. Extra point is good. Falcons 14, Cowboys 0.

FUMBLE! Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott fumbles, Falcons recover.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! QB Matt Ryan 22-yd TD pass to Calvin Ridley, 10:58. Younghoe Koo makes the extra point. Falcons 7, Cowboys 0.

SACK Falcons! Deion Jones sacks Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, who fumbles. Falcons recover.

Both teams start with a three-and-out. Falcons 2nd possession, 12:47

Game time! Falcons win the opening coin toss, elect to receive the ball first.

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