The Cowboys have their starting QB, Dak Prescott, under contract. It may not be the ideal contract for Dak, as he wants four-years while the Cowboys want five years for a long-term contract. Franchise tag, it is, then. The important thing for the Cowboys and their fans is that Dak will be under center when the NFL Week 1 schedule kicks off.
Ready or not, the Rams will be waiting for Dallas and their starting quarterback for the first Sunday Night Football game of the season. Which team will the NFL odds peg as the betting favorite here? Read on or visit the BetUS sportsbook to find out.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams Game Information
|Who: Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams
When: Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 8:20pm ET
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
TV Network: NBC
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams History
Despite sharing a conference, the Rams and Cowboys have faced each other just 35 times since 1960. Of those 35 matchups, nine happened to take place in the postseason. Additionally, the series has been pretty even. Currently, the Cowboys lead the series 18-17.
Last Season Recap
The Cowboys dropped 44 points on the L.A. defense last December. Although Dak Prescott had a good game, throwing for 212 yards, 2 touchdowns and zero interceptions, the Cowboys’ running game really stole the show. After all, they finished with 263 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Tony Pollard ran the ball a dozen times for 131 yards and a score. He averaged 10.9 yards per carry. Ezekiel Elliot carried the ball 24 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns of his own.
Sean Lee was able to pick off Jared Goff and take it back 25 yards before being stopped.
The Rams struggled to get any productivity on offense. Jared Goff finished the day with 284 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and a lone interception. Todd Gurley was absolutely stuffed finishing the day with 20 rushing yards, 1 touchdown and a measly 1.8 yards per attempt.
Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams News & Betting Picks
Keep on scrolling for an in-depth look at this NFL football betting matchup. We’ll be covering the latest news from both sides, injury reports, player interviews, as well as last year’s team statistics.
The Cowboys have their franchise QB signed for now, but just in case something happens to Dak, Jerry Jones signed Andy Dalton to a one-year contract on May 4th. This gives the Cowboys a decent, solid back-up quarterback.
Dallas made some moves on defense. They agreed to terms with DT Dontari Poe, signed DT Gerald McCoy, signed CB’s Saivon Smith and Daryl Worley. They also drafted CB Trevon Diggs, DT Neville Gallimore, and CB Reggie Robinson. Additionally, they signed former Pro Bowler FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
While the Cowboys lost Jason Witten, their receiving corps got a huge boost when they drafted WR CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma
The Rams couldn’t get anything going on the ground all of last year. They averaged just 93.7 rushing yards per game. In the offseason, they lost Todd Gurley II although it looks like they weren’t looking to retain Gurley.
L.A. drafted RB Cam Akers from Florida State with the 52nd pick of the draft. They also added Florida’s WR Van Jefferson five picks later.
Jared Goff can sling the ball and pick up yardage. That’s what this Sean McVay offense is all about. Unfortunately, Goff can’t seem to throw for the yardage without also throwing interceptions. Goff was picked off a career-high 16 times last season.
Despite having targets like Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, Goff regressed in 2019. The fourth-year quarterback’s passer rating dropped 15 points, he threw for the fewest touchdowns since playing a full season, and dropped to 7.4 yards per attempt. Granted, the team might have been suffering from a case of the Super Bowl blues.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams Expert Picks
See all of our expert picks for each Week 1 game here.
Dallas Cowboys: -3 Ev, -145 moneyline, 51 ½ o/u
Los Angeles Rams: -3 ½ -120, +125 moneyline, 51 ½ o/u
Straight Up Pick (Gilad Chudler)
Two NFL Franchise Favorites Face Off
Sunday Night Football will feature a prime-time game at the brand new SoFi stadium in Los Angeles between the Dallas Cowboys and LA Rams. After a making a Super Bowl Odds appearance during the 2018 season, the Rams failed to make the playoffs last year. Many pundits are expecting the same this season and some are predicting they won’t even finish at .500.
Last season the Cowboys defeated the Rams 44-21 in their only regular season game. If Los Angeles wants to stand a chance against Dallas it will be up to Jarred Goff’s offense. He’ll be looking to Cooper Kupp for some big passes, but ultimately Dallas is looking like the overall better team this year.
Last season the Cowboys got off to a hot 3-0 start led by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot on offense. They were aggressive in free agency this offseason and have filled some positions that needed improvement. This will also be Cowboys’ first season under head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy was brought in following the dismissal of Jason Garrett.
Overall, it’s looking like Dallas is going to win this game although it could be pretty competitive. At -3 that’s a pretty small point spread to cover and because of that it looks like the best wager for this game.
Over/Under Pick (Zack Robinson)
No more excuses for Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. The team surrounded him with more talent by adding WR CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft. The backfield should be even better with second year RB Tony Pollard more comfortable and Ezekiel Elliot eager to prove that he’s still one of the best. Last year, the Cowboys destroyed the Los Angeles Rams 44-21.
Speaking about the Rams, the team suffer tons of departures including RB Todd Gurley, LB Clay Matthews, DE Dante Fowler and K Greg Zuerlein. Sean McVay remains as one of the best HC in the NFL but QB Jared Goff is starting to formulate more questions than answers. It’s going to be a close one, go with the under.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Ram Rundown
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams FAQs
Who is favored to win the Dallasvs. Los Angeles NFL Game?
The Cowboys enter their Week 1 NFC match against Los Angeles as 2 ½ point favorites against the spread.
How many times have the Cowboys beat the Rams?
The Cowboys have beat the Rams 18 times in franchise history.
How much are the Cowboys favored to win?
The Cowboys are favored to win their Week 1 NFC match against Los Angeles by 2.5 points.
What channel is Dallas vs Los Angeles Game on?
NBC will broadcast the Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams Week 1 match on Sunday, September 13th.