The Atlanta Falcons are really not having a season to remember.
Dan Quinn’s men sat on four wins and five losses before hosting the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, and things weren’t about to get any better.
A cagey game saw only field goals deciding the outcome up until the fourth quarter, where things really started to heat up in Hotlanta.
With the Falcons up 9-6 in the fourth, consecutive touchdown’s from Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott put the visitors up by ten with 12 minutes still remaining.
But a fourth field goal of the afternoon from Falcons’ Matt Bryant reduced the deficit, and with less than two minutes on the clock, Julio Jones did what he does best and caught a 35-yard Matt Ryan throw to tie the game up.
There was no happy ending though, as with the last kick of the game, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher just about squeezed in the winning field goal.
Despite their sixth loss of the 2018 season, Falcons wideman Jones stole the show in the second quarter.
As Cowboys safety Jeff Heath looked to have intercepted a Matt Ryan’s 45-yard pass, he met an oncoming train in the form of the Falcons number 11.
Jones pull off the best impression of former Atlanta DT-turned-wrestler Bill Goldberg he could find with a hard-hitting Spear which saved an interception.
And his top defensive work even led to the Falcons taking the lead a few minutes later, although we now know that it didn’t amount to anything in the end.
A top Wide Receiver and now an effective safety, is there anything JJ can’t do?
Some were saying that Jones should have been punished for a hit on a defenceless receiver, but the fact of the matter is that the referees did not punish Jones, and although the Falcons weren’t victorious in the end – everyone is still talking about it rather than their loss.
Which can only be a good thing, right?