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If the Dallas Cowboys have one of the best tight ends in NFL history in Jason Witten, the Atlanta Falcons have the best.
Tony Gonzalez is a legend for the way he revolutionized the tight end position, and despite his 36 years of age, he's still one of the most dangerous threats in the NFL.
Actually, as effective as the Falcons wide outs have been, it is perhaps Gonzalez that has been Matt Ryan's most dangerous weapon.
He forces defenses to take either a linebacker or safety out of either run coverage or pass protection, allowing more running lanes and one-on-one matchups.
Before last week it would have been the task of Sean Lee to contain Gonzalez, now the role will likely fall to second-year man Bruce Carter.
If Carter can get the better of Gonzalez, it would go a long way to containing the Falcons attack, and would take away Ryan's safety blanket.
However, if Gonzalez goes off, it will be almost impossible for the Cowboys to slow Atlanta down.