Dez Bryant: Cowboys were only team that ‘had a shot’ at Falcons

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant may have inadvertently given his pick for Super Bowl 51 between the Falcons and Patriots.

Bryant, whose Cowboys team lost to the Packers in the NFC divisional round on Jan. 15, thinks Dallas is the only team that could have beaten the Falcons during the NFL playoffs.
I’m not being biased because I play for the Cowboys, Bryant told the Dallas News on Thursday, but I think we’re the only team that had a shot to beat the Falcons.

Dallas never got the opportunity, falling 34-31 the week prior, at home, to Green Bay. The Packers in turn lost on the road at Atlanta, 44-21.

Perhaps Bryant and the Cowboys could have given Matt Ryan and the Falcons a better game at Jerry World, but that’s all conjecture now. As it stands, New England is the only team that can beat the Falcons. The Patriots open up as a 3-point favorite.

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The Falcons’ Devonta Freeman has the raw physical ability to incorporate Bell’s methods, but he has to worry about Tevin Coleman breathing down his neck, Portis said. Rams running back Todd Gurley could do it too, but he isn’t nearly as comfortable in his team’s offense.