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Kickoff time and network: Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX
The young Rams appear to be getting better, especially with Sam Bradford coming back from injury. And the aging Cowboys appear to be getting worse, especially with DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher now gone.
Sure, the Cowboys smoked St. Louis at AT&T Stadium early last season, but the Rams are also a much different team at home (nine wins the last two seasons), while Dallas' only road win against a winning team last year came in Philadelphia. Overall, the 'Boys were 3-5 out of Texas.
It's not as though this matchup with a fierce pass rush is terrible for the cool Tony Romo and his loaded arsenal of receivers. In fact, things are quite favorable for that offense. The question is which Bradford will show up for this game, and whether the Cowboys can stop him if he's hot and has Zac Stacy providing support. Either way, don't expect a blowout.
Prediction: Cowboys 24, Rams 23
This one could go either way, but we're not sure about Bradford that early.