Rams vs. Cowboys: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
The Dallas Cowboys host the St. Louis Rams in Week 3, and this one should be a dandy.
The difference between starting out the season 2-1 as opposed to 1-2 is significant, and that's what is at stake for these two NFC teams. Both won close games against divisional rivals in Week 1, and both lost tough games on the road last weekend.
Interestingly enough, both squads have also had trouble generating a running game, which has put pressure on the two quarterbacks to carry the load. This sets up for what should be an exciting day, as Sam Bradford and Tony Romo will likely air it out on a regular basis on Sunday.
Here's what you need to know about this upcoming contest:
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Bovada)
- Over/Under: 47.5 pts.
- Spread: Dallas (-4)
Rams Injury Report (via NFL.com)
|William Hayes||DE||Hip||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Mike McNeill||TE||Chest||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Rodger Saffold||T||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Quinton Pointer||CB||—||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Eugene Sims||DE||Foot||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Chris Williams||G||Foot||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Chris Long||DE||Hip||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Cortland Finnegan||CB||Nose||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Daryl Richardson||RB||Foot||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Darian Stewart||S||Thigh||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
Cowboys Injury Report (via NFL.com)
|Tony Romo||QB||Ribs||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|DeMarcus Ware||DE||Neck||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Anthony Spencer||DE||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Dez Bryant||WR||Back||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Morris Claiborne||CB||Shoulder||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Ernie Sims||LB||Groin||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
Which Offensive Line Will Protect Its Quarterback?
Bradford has yet to be sacked in 2013, but he'll be pressured on a regular basis this weekend against Dallas. Right tackle Rodger Saffold is "week-to-week" and likely will be out against the Cowboys, as noted by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, after he suffered a knee injury in Week 2:
DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Bruce Carter all have two sacks already this year, and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin loves to dial up blitzes.
Romo has already been sacked five times this season, and he's about to face one of the league's best defensive fronts. Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford comprise a top-notch unit that is gifted at rushing the passer.
The team that protects its quarterback the best will win the game.
The Rams have struggled to keep teams from making big plays in the passing game.
Matt Ryan and Carson Palmer both managed to burn St. Louis for huge plays down the field, and Romo will follow suit this week.
Which team will win?
Rams running back Daryl Richardson hasn't been able to generate a consistent running game. He's averaging 3.3 yards per carry, and the Rams have yet to score a single rushing touchdown.
St. Louis just isn't playing well enough right now to go into Dallas and come away with the victory.
Cowboys win 24-20
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