Atlanta linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. is disruptive.
The All-Pro affects plays in many different ways.
While the Falcons are not a one-man team, Beasley is the one man who draws the most attention from opposing offenses.
The Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line, particularly the tackles, have taken notice.
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Cowboys offensive tackles vs. Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley Jr.
Beasley led the NFL in sacks with 15.5 a year ago, and has four in the six games he has played this season. He’s one of the top pass rushers in the league and is versatile enough to move around the Falcons’ formation.
That means right tackle La’el Collins and left tackle Chaz Green, starting in place of injured All-Pro Tyron Smith, will be challenged. The Cowboys have done a nice job protecting Dak Prescott this season, and that trend has to carry over into this game.
Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence vs. Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder
Lawrence is coming off his first game of the season in which he didn’t record a sack. But he still has 10.5 at the midway point.
The Dallas coaching staff liked how he pressured Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith even though he didn’t get a sack. He’ll have another tough challenge this week, though, as Schraeder is one of the better right tackles in the league.