Both the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams have shown flashes of high-level play … and flashes of something decidedly worse than that. On Sunday, they’ll meet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to try and prove they can be consistently strong. They’ll play at 1 p.m. ET on FOX (live streaming available via Fox Sports GO).
Dallas is coming off a strong win over the Arizona Cardinals, bookending their embarrassing loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 2 with wins. The other win was their 19-3 victory over the NFC East rival New York Giants in the season opener.
Dak Prescott has been solid in his second NFL season, completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 689 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott has struggled on the field as well as off the field, with 192 yards and one touchdown on the ground through three weeks of play.
The Rams are coming off the best game of the young season thus far, a 41-39 win over the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers. That game saw the Rams jump out to an early lead, but saw an incredible comeback by the 49ers. Still, the Rams held on to get the win, and have scored 40-plus points in two of three games this season.
In the one game they didn’t, they lost to Washington in Week 2. They didn’t look like the young, promising team in that game like they did the other two weeks. They have a strong defensive front and a young offense on the shoulders of the improving Jared Goff.
Goff has completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 817 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Todd Gurley has 63 carries for 241 yards and four touchdowns, a per-carry average of 3.8 yards.
Below you can find all you need to know to watch Sunday’s game as well as news, odds and predictions for the matchup.
How to Watch Rams vs. Cowboys
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
- TV: FOX
- Streaming: Fox Sports GO
- Odds: Dallas opened as eight-point favorites, though most lines adjusted throughout the week to have them around six-point favorites
Rams vs. Cowboys news:
- The Rams could be healthier going into their Sunday matchup, with safety Lamarcus Joyner ruled out with a hamstring injury. The team also added fellow safety Cody Davis to the injury report and designated him as questionable, a worrying sign for an already depleted secondary.
- As far as injuries go for the Cowboys, things could be better as well. Linebacker Sean Lee is a true game-time decision for Sunday, while Chaz Green is dealing with a surprise hip injury that could sideline him.
- Over at Blogging The Boys, they think the Cowboys may just have a playoff-caliber defense, something that’s important given the struggles of the offense this season:
The Cowboys are getting great penetration at the line. Both their edge guys, Lawrence and Benson Mayowa have done a great job off the point of attack and came away with stops behind the line of scrimmage. Lee continues to missile himself into the backfield. Jaylon Smith has been quiet, but can always be seen around the ball. He is second on the team in tackles with 24, trailing Lee by only one. Many have wondered just how much of a workload he can handle, but after three games he’s playing in 74% of the snaps. He’s a player that’s going to get better with each rep.
- Rams running back Todd Gurley has been fantastic, and he completely dominated the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. He was, unsurprisingly, named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.
- Similarly, Cowboys defender Demarcus Lawrence has been playing lights-out football, and he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.
Rams vs. Cowboys prediction:
Of the eight experts picking for SB Nation in Week 4, seven of them, plus the Odds Shark computer, think the Cowboys will win it. Rich Hill was the only dissenting voice picking the Rams to win it.