QUOTABLE COWBOYS: Back to Atlanta

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys aim for their second road win this season on the scene of a brutal road failure a year ago.

The Dallas Cowboys travel to play the Falcons in Atlanta for the second-straight season. A year ago, the Falcons humbled a seemingly surging Dallas team by handing it a 27-7 defeat.

To change that this time around, it figures the Cowboys need to limit Atlanta's prolific passing game AND make plays of their own through the air.

Here are more thoughts from Dallas coaches and players:

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan

On last season’s 27-7 loss at Atlanta:

“Some of it’s just really more motivation to be ready to play and be on our game this go around. It’s not easy to play on the road in this league and we didn’t handle some of the adverse things that happened to us last year. We had some guys that weren’t playing and things like that.”

Defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard

On whether he has a Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde aspect to his personality that kicks in during games:

“I really truly try not to be. I’ve always had a tremendous passion for this game and doing things the right way and righteousness. Quite frankly, when I don’t handle myself properly, I get embarrassed.”

On Julio Jones:

“He’s a top-three wide receiver, arguably the best wide receiver in this league.”

Quarterback Dak Prescott

On last season’s 27-7 loss at Atlanta:

“That game wasn’t pretty. As you said, you can turn on that game and see from many aspects that game wasn’t pretty. I don’t want to speak on what it did to this team or this team’s confidence. I know we’re confident, it’s a whole new year.”

On the Cowboys finding their rhythm in the passing game:

“I can definitely say in the passing game we’re starting to get a good feel, what guys are good at. They’re starting to run well, I’m starting to give them great passes. It’s all coming together after a long time of trying to figure it out, of thinking we had it.”

Wide receiver Amari Cooper

On playing against fellow Alabama alumni Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley:

“None of us played together, none of us played on the same field together, so that’ll be really cool to go out there and be on the same field with those guys.”

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