Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams: The Cowboys, after holding off the Seahawks in the NFL wild-card round, will try to beat another NFC West team in the divisional playoffs. The NFC East champions last played the Rams at home in October of 2017, falling just short in a 35-30 shootout.
Event: NFL Football
Team: Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Game Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
For Dallas, the Los Angeles area is a home away from home. The Cowboys’ training camp site in Oxnard, Calif., is about an hour away from where they will play Saturday night. There should be plenty of support for America’s Team in the Coliseum.
While the Rams’ weak run defense will face a big test from red-hot Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys’ strong front seven will try to contain Todd Gurley, who’s expected to return to 100 percent from his knee injury. Dak Prescott and Jared Goff also will duel to seek the defining third-year moment of their promising careers.
There is plenty of star power and drama made for Hollywood, down to Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips trying to stop the team he used to coach. As the Cowboys’ Jason Garrett coaches more for vindication, the Rams’ Sean McVay will try to back his offensive genius label with his first playoff win after going one-and-done last year.
Vinnie Iyer: The Cowboys ran the ball at an elite level against the Seahawks. The Rams were ranked No. 23 against the run in the regular season in terms of yards allowed per game (122.3) and last in yards allowed per carry (5.1) game.
Dallas’ offensive line will work to keep the Rams’ Aaron Donald out of the backfield. The key for Prescott will be hitting big pass plays off play-action to Amari Cooper. Rookie Michael Gallup will be an X-factor in one-on-one matchups.
where the team has held its training camp for much of the last 20 years. There’s a strong chance the Rams will feel like the away team in their own stadium, even in a playoff game.
The Dallas Cowboys are standing in the way of the Rams’ Super Bowl run. Can Los Angeles handle the heat at home? The Los Angeles Rams are hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday afternoon.