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Steven Jackson here with the catch of the year.
The Dallas Cowboys are only allowing 307 yards per game (5th in the NFL). They allow 69.6 yards per game rushing (1st in the NFL), giving up a paltry 3.3 yards per carry.
What I'm trying to say is, the Cowboys are hard to run on.
The St. Louis Rams average 97.6 rushing yards per game (23rd in the NFL), mustering an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Of course, Steven Jackson missed most of the first three games, so that average would be a lot higher with Jackson healthy and running hard. On the season, Jackson is averaging a robust 5.4 yards per carry.
Sunday in Dallas, something has to give.
I don't think Jackson is going to go crazy and run the ball 25 times for 160 yards like he did against the Cowboys back in 2008 when the Rams upset Dallas. It's possible, but I don't think that kind of lightning is going to strike twice.
I think Jackson will hurt the Cowboys catching the football.
Jackson had 90 catches in a season as a younger player. He has great hands, but hasn't been properly used as a receiver in years. Last weekend, you saw Jackson make an amazing catch down the sideline. If the Rams are smart, they will use Jackson as a receiver, and this will keep the Cowboys' blitzing linebackers in check.
If Jackson has a couple of big gains on a screen pass, a little flare out of the backfield, and then averages around four yards per carry on 21 carries...
Add it all up, and I think Jackson is going to have over 150 total yards and at least one touchdown.