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Cowboys vs. Falcons: Atlanta sole remaining undefeated team

Matt Ryan is on pace to break career highs in every major passing category after a strong start to 2012.

Rob Carr

While not all the wins for the Falcons have been dominant, they have been wins. All of them. With a 7-0 record, the Atlanta Falcons are the only team left in the NFL that has not been beaten, and they will presumably be favored to improve to 8-0 on Sunday when they host the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome.

With each of their three playoff trips in the last four years ending in a first-round loss, the prove-it game won't be for a while for the Falcons, but they can certainly keep winning if Matt Ryan continues to play at the level he has through the first eight weeks.

The fifth-year quarterback has completed a higher percentage of passes than ever before in his career and is on pace to break career highs in every major passing category. His 103.0 passer rating is the No. 3 mark in the NFL as he's been aided by a group of three top receiving targets.

Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez have combined for 121 receptions for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns to make up for the league's No. 24 ranked rushing attack. Sunday's game between the Falcons and Cowboys is scheduled to kick off at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.