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Doesn’t matter if this game is being played in Los Angeles – that massive new stadium will be almost empty, so expect the Dallas Cowboys to easily be able to cover this spread.
Cowboys -3 (-110)
|Cowboys vs Rams Information|
|What||Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams|
|Where||SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA|
|When||Sunday, September 13, 2020; 8:20 PM ET|
|How to watch||NBC|
The 2020 Dallas Cowboys are under new head coaching management, so it will be up to head coach Mike McCarthy to prove that owner Jerry Jones made a good decision hiring him for 2020.
Last season was an above .500 year for the Rams, but they were sitting on their couches in January, so they would love to start the season out 1-0 against the formidable Cowboys at home.
The Cowboys beat the Rams the one time they played them last season, the final score in Arlington Texas was 44-21.
After an 8-8 season with no playoffs, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones finally pulled the plug on their head coach Jason Garrett this offseason and then filled his spot with a proven winner in Mike McCarthy.
The former Super Bowl winning head coach of the Green Bay Packers, McCarthy took a season off, then created a team of coaches around him that he thinks can bring the Cowboys back to the Super Bowl promised land.
This first game against a possibly solid Rams team will be the perfect test to see how the rest of the season will go with McCarthy game-planning one of the most potent offenses in the league.
Last season, the Los Angeles Rams posted a 9-7 record, but that still wasn’t good enough to snag even a Wild Card spot in the playoffs since two other NFC West teams – the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks – were already in line ahead of them.
So it looks like the Rams will have to win at least eleven games this season, and that’s facing a schedule that’s tied for tenth toughest in the league, so going 0-1 to start the season will be devastating for this franchise.
Head coach Sean McVay, offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, and QB Jared Goff all have to get back on the same page again and do what got them on the map in the first place, which is to distract defenses with a respectable run game and then find exciting ways to get the receivers the ball.
It’s not like the Cowboys didn’t already have incredibly talented offensive targets for QB Dak Prescott – with playmaking receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup and dual thread running back Zeke already a huge part of that roster.
Add to that talent pool yet another potential NFL standout, rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb, the former Oklahoma Sooner who posted 62 receptions for 1327 total yards and 14 touchdowns last season for the Sooners.
The Cowboys were shocked he was still available when their turn came up in the most recent NFL Draft, but owner Jerry Jones jumped at the chance to add this superstar in the making to his already thick roster of stars.
Last season, Rams star QB Jared Goff led the league in pass attempts with 626 of them, but unfortunately, he only completed 62.9 percent of them, down from the previous season when he posted a career-high completion percentage of 64.9.
The Rams play in a tough division, so they will need Goff to do better than last season when he threw for just 22 touchdowns, the lowest passing TD total he’s recorded over the last three seasons.
One unfortunate career-high that Goff was responsible for in 2019 was the number of interceptions he threw during the regular season, 16, which played a big part in a few of the losses that the Rams could have stolen and turned into wins.
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