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Jerry: Cowboys Need To Avoid Mistakes At Atlanta

Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys will beat the Falcons on Sunday--if they play mistake-free football, that is

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    If the Cowboys can avoid making mistakes in Sunday’s match-up with the undefeated Falcons in Atlanta, Jerry Jones believes the team will fly back to Dallas with a huge win under their belts. Of course, if you’ve watched the Cowboys play this season, you understand that that is a pretty big “If.”

    After all, mistakes have more or less defined the Cowboys’ first seven games. The team is tied for fifth in the NFL in terms of offensive penalties, with 54--which account for 383 yards lost. The turnovers are even more alarming; Dallas ranks 31st in terms of turnover ratio, at -11, worse than every team in the league not named the Kansas City Chiefs--y’know, that team that hasn’t held a lead all year.

    "What I want us to do is take what Atlanta gives us without a mistake," the Cowboys owner said in his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Friday morning, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "take what they give us without a mistake, and I can predict a score for you. It's going to be a positive outcome."

    So yes, if the Cowboys avoid mistakes, they CAN beat the Falcons; there’s just not much evidence to suggest that Dallas is capable of even a relatively mistake-free game. 

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