Is Falcons' defense ready for Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott?

Falcons (0-1) at Cowboys (0-1)

1 p.m. ET | Fox

Matchup rating: 55.3 | Spread: DAL -4.5 (52.5)

What to watch for: When these teams met in 2018, running back Ezekiel Elliott had 201 scrimmage yards in the Cowboys' win. Elliott had 122 yards on the ground and another 79 as a pass-catcher. Seattle's Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes against the Falcons last week, so you should see some course correction in turns of pass defense, which means Elliott is in for a big day. -- Todd Archer

Bold prediction: Falcons running back Todd Gurley II will have his first 100-yard rushing game with Atlanta. He hasn't hit the century mark since since Week 13 of the 2018 season, but Gurley does have two 100-yard games in three career meetings with the Cowboys, and the Falcons need to stick with the run. -- Vaughn McClure

Stat to know: Since 2011, only four teams have not started a season 0-2: the Cowboys (2010), Falcons (2007), Packers (2006) and Patriots (2001). But both Atlanta and Dallas sit at 0-1 entering this matchup.

Injuries: Falcons | Cowboys

What to know for fantasy: The longest active streak of games with 75-plus receiving yards belongs to Atlanta's Calvin Ridley (five straight). Julio Jones and Davante Adams are chasng him, as they each have four straight. See Week 2 rankings.

Betting nugget: Atlanta is 4-0 ATS in its last four road games. Read more.

McClure's pick: Cowboys 28, Falcons 21

Archer's pick: Cowboys 30, Falcons 27

FPI prediction: DAL, 64.4% (by an average of 5.3 points)

Matchup must-reads: Falcons run into familiar problem in opener: Not enough touchdowns early ... 3 x 1,000 yards: Cowboys' Cooper, Gallup, Lamb aim high ... Falcons' Jones 2nd-fastest WR to record 800 catches ... Cowboys' Elliott shows off 'Feed Me' tattoo on stomach ... Sources: Cowboys' Lee had surgery, out until mid-October