It’s important to remember that the success of the running game has nothing to do with how successful the play-action game is, but the Falcons do an excellent job of using their run-game tendencies to set up successful looks in the play-action passing game. They run play-action a ton out of 12-personnel to give defenses the threat of running the football out of two-tight end looks.
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The Atlanta Falcons will be without a key member of their cornerback rotation for the second week in a row after ruling Kendall Sheffield out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Sheffield is still recovering from a foot injury and wasn't able to practice all week. The Falcons also ruled out backup defensive end Charles Harris (ankle), while rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (knee) was listed as doubtful.