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Turner Helps Unbeaten Falcons Edge Cowboys, 19-13

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner carries the ball for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner carries the ball for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Turner had a tiebreaking 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL’s only unbeaten team.

Turner had 20 carries for 102 yards and Matt Ryan had a season-high 342 yards passing for the Falcons (8-0), who took their first lead on Turner’s TD with 14:21 left in the game.

Tony Romo completed 6 of 6 passes for 78 yards, including a 21-yard scoring pass to Kevin Ogletree, on the Cowboys‘ touchdown drive later in the fourth.

The Falcons then worked the clock, holding the ball for 5 minutes, 4 seconds, leaving only 17 seconds left after Bryant’s 32-yard field goal.

Romo completed three short passes before the game ended on a pass to Felix Jones, who was tackled near the Atlanta 22.

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