Cowboys vs Rams: The second of Saturday’s two divisional round playoff games, the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys bears a lot of similarities to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts on Saturday’s game is set for 8:15 p.m. ET
The Dallas Cowboys got a home playoff game, and they managed to best the Seattle Seahawks to advance to the divisional round, where they will face the completely stacked Los Angeles Rams. Saturday’s game is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX (live streaming via fuboTV).
It will be played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Rams will be well-rested thanks to a first-round bye.
Dallas narrowly avoided an upset against the Seahawks, winning that game, 24-22. Dak Prescott made a huge play with his legs in the fourth quarter, while weapons Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper both had good games. Dallas was trailing going into the fourth, but scored two touchdowns to hold off Seattle, who scored a touchdown of their own with under a minute to go. They could not, however, secure the onside kick, giving Dallas the win.
Prescott finished that game 22-for-33 for 226 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown, while Cooper caught seven of his passes for 106 yards. Elliott carried the ball 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown.
It was something of an uneven season for the Cowboys, who at times looked quite unlike a playoff team but who ultimately pulled it together in the latter half of the season. They started the season with a 3-4 record, but after the bye week won seven of their remaining nine games.
The Rams loaded up on talent this offseason, bringing in multiple big-name free agents and securing several big trades. Offensively, Jared Goff looks like a star, as evidenced by his 32 touchdowns and 4,688 yards this past season. Todd Gurley had 1,251 rushing yards to go with 17 rushing touchdowns.
But on defense is where the Rams get scary. Aaron Donald is a machine that cannot be stopped under any circumstances, and paired with guys like Ndamukong Suh, Dante Fowler Jr., and defensive backs Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib — that defense is just downright scary.