The Dallas Cowboys still have to play their game against the Green Bay Packers, but if they can get past the Pack they know who their opponent will be the following week. The Atlanta Falcons punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game with a dominating win over the Seattle Seahawks, 36-20. The Falcons rode their number one scoring offense to a relatively easy win over Seattle, using all of their weapons and keeping the Seahawks defense on their heels.
Matt Ryan threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in leading Atlanta. Seattle put the pressure on early when they took the opening kickoff down the field for a long, time-consuming drive and put seven on the board. After that, the game belonged to the Falcons. Atlanta's defense has been improving over the last month and they were impressive in holding the Seahawks' offense and Russell Wilson down.
The Cowboys lead the all time series between the two teams, 16-10. But the Falcons have won the last two games, including the one in 2015 when the Cowboys raced out to a big lead but the Falcons came back and won. The most famous game between the two clubs was the 1981 playoff game when the Cowboys scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to complete a huge comeback win, 30-27. That game looked a little like this:
Of course none of this matters unless the Cowboys take care of business on Sunday against the Packers.