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Safety Thomas DeCoud and linebacker Stephen Nicholas had the Falcons' only sacks. Defensive end John Abraham, who set a career high with 16 1/2 sacks last season, has only three through six games.
The Cowboys sacked Matt Ryan four times, ending the Falcons' streak of not allowing a sack in four straight games.
Smith said starting jobs could be on the line this week.
"We are always contemplating changes if we feel like they will help us," he said. "We're going to take a good hard look. ... We've got an extra day. It gives us a great opportunity as a staff to make some personnel evaluations and if we feel they are warranted we will make changes."
Smith has emphasized the value of strong starts, but the Falcons couldn't maintain momentum after a long opening drive for a 7-0 lead over the Cowboys.
"After the first quarter we were not able to sustain that," Smith said. "In fact, we really struggled after the first quarter. We've got to be able to sustain the level of play to be successful in this league, and it's my responsibility as the head coach to make sure that we do."
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