Both Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys are coming off a victory, with the Rams beating the San Francisco 49ers in a battle full of points and the Cowboys edging over the Arizona Cardinals. There are several categories which we need to consider for the match between LA Rams and the Cowboys.
The team from the city of Angels has a rookie head coach who obviously has a positive impact on second-year QB Jared Goff. Rams quarterback had a disappointing first season in the NFL, but he has grown a lot and now has 70.4 percent of his passes completed and a 5 to 1 TD-Interception ratio. On the other side, we have Dak Prescott who was a rookie of the year. So far, he has played smoothly throughout his career and has become a true leader of the team.
Offense – Rushing and Passing
Watching offensive plays of both teams will be interesting. The Los Angeles Rams have Todd Gurley, who is constantly proving that he can become an elite running back. Even though Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott isn’t playing as well as he did last season, he is still a major threat. He can always explode for 100+ rushing yards. Receivers duel will also be interesting to watch with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten on the one end and newly-added Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods on the other.
The Rams have necessary bits and pieces to be a defensive force in the league, but it will take time for something like that to happen. They are quick and athletic, led by Aaron Donald who can create havoc and linebacker Alec Ogletree who leads the team with 24 tackles. The Cowboys completely modified their defense this year, letting some of the key players walk in free agency. They still have LB Sean Lee, DE Demarcus Lawrence and CB Orlando Scandrick to lead the rookies who want to prove themselves worthy of the Cowboys jersey.
The Los Angeles Rams have an edge here with Johnny Hekker as an excellent punter and Tavon Austin who can always return the punt close to the opponent’s end zone. As for the Cowboys, their placekicker Dan Bailey is one of the best in the league, but hopefully, Ryan Switzer could be more consistent.