NFL Week Four Match Up: Rams at Cowboys

NFL Week Four Match Up: Rams at Cowboys

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones had emphasized how "torn" he was over the decision of how to handle the team's conduct during the anthem last Sunday.

Two Cowboys corners who had ramped up activity and were limited in practice, are also out. Their playoff record is dead even at 4-4. The 49ers suffered a two-point loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but they remain winless after three games and will try to post their first win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday (1:05 p.m. PT/4:05 p.m. ET, FOX, DirecTV). Their last victory was the best game as Tony Romo outdueled Austin Davis in a 34-31 win. Both have shown a mutual respect toward each other, despite where both were drafted and their results from season one until now.

Jared Goff has five touchdown passes and one interception, and running back Todd Gurley is coming off his first 100-yard rushing performance since late in the 2015 season. This ranked 3rd overall, and more importantly allowed their offense to cover up for many of their defense's flaws.

The difference comes in two offseason acquisitions, center John Sullivan, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth. "They have one of the best running backs in the league and the lead rusher, and a great defense with the sack leader right now".

Rams: First meeting next Sunday with Seattle, victor of three NFC West titles in the past four seasons.

What the Cowboys did once the game against Arizona started could reverberate for them on and off the field. Before joining Los Angeles, Barwin spent the last four seasons in Philadelphia, which means he's faced the Cowboys eight times in his career.

The disappointment so far with this Rams squad is its defense, specifically the run defense. Dallas' Dez Bryant also has two TDs, but just 114 yards on 11 catches. It's much easier to imagine a match where the Cowboys have it easy and give the Rams a tough time in catching up.

Demarcus Lawrence has suddenly emerged as one of the best pass rushers in the league and last Monday night he nearly single handedly dominated the Arizona Cardinals offensive front, recording three sacks.

The compromise came after President Trump took to Twitter before last weekend's slate of National Football League games, using vulgar language to criticize players who have knelt during the anthem and calling for them to be suspended or fired. Take Dallas (-6) in this one.

The Cowboys rose, still arm-in-arm, and stepped back to the sideline as the flag was unfurled across the field, followed by Jordin Sparks singing the anthem. Elliott is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry thus far, while the offensive line hasn't been as dominant, but look for OC Scott Linehan to make a concerted effort to establish the run early and often.

The Rams have come a long, long way.

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