Dallas haters were hoping the Cowboys would be one and done facing the Seattle Seahawks. Instead, the Cowboys outlasted their opponents by a slim 24-22 victory.
Now, the Cowboys hope to take down one of the strongest teams in the league. The LA Rams have a record of 13-3 this season and are tied for the best record in the NFL. Dallas are 1-0 in the playoffs and were 10-6 in the regular season.
To take down one of the leagues best, every Cowboy will need to play at their truest potential. If Ezekiel Elliott can pop off, there is no reason Dallas can’t get this done. Coupled with Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott, the Cowboys could be a real threat. With that being said, Prescott will need to be protected in this game. If the Rams’ defense gets their hands on Prescott, it will be lethal.
Over the course of this season, the Cowboys have the 22nd ranked offense in the league, scoring just 21.2 points per game. That could spell trouble, but the Rams defense isn’t great at stopping touchdowns. Right now, the Rams allow
24 per game, which is 20th in the league.
It’s the opposite for LA in terms of offense. Scoring 32.9 per game, the Rams own the second best offense in the league. Thankfully for the Cowboys, their defense has held up this season. Dallas have the 6th ranked defense in the league, allowing just 20.3 points per game.
CB Aqib Talib is a difference maker for the defense of Los Angeles. The Rams defense allow 17.3 points per game when Talib is in the lineup. Without him, this season the Rams are allowing 30.8 per game.
Dak may have struggled at points this season, but Prescott is solid in primetime. The Cowboys have 13 wins in primetime since entering the NFL in 2016. This is the most in the NFL including the playoffs.
Dallas will look to beat a team that has allowed just one loss at home this season. LA are 7-1 at home. On the road, the Cowboys are 3-5. Will the Cowboys be able to get it done away from AT&T Stadium?