Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams - 9/21/14
Dallas Cowboys (1-1) at St. Louis Rams (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Edward Jones Dome)
The Line: St. Louis Rams +1.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The Rams look to secure back to back victories after clawing their way back against the Bucs last weekend but they face a much stiffer task against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys head into week three looking to jump above .500 after responding to an opening week loss to the 49ers with a convincing win on the road against the Tennessee Titans. Dallas looked like a completely different team in Nashville last weekend as Tony Romo and the offense looked comfortable and confident and defensively they limited the Titans to just 10 points which has to be a confidence boost for a unit that many people have criticized for years. Dallas is a very tough team to figure out though as they get waxed one week but find a way to respond in situations like they were in last week as many jumped all over the Titans when the line came out. I think we see more of that here as Dallas heads into St. Louis as 1.5 favourites in a game by right they should be able to win by a touchdown but because of their track record I think the oddsmakers are giving the Rams a little bit of flexibility as a home dog. Dallas’ running attack has been brilliant with Demarco Murray at the helm and if they can keep giving him the ball and allowing Romo to find Dez Bryant down field than the Boys could very well challenge for a playoff spot.
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St, Louis was a dark horse pick to make some noise in the NFC this season but that quickly went out the window once Sam Bradford went down for the year and while it is still possible for the Rams to turn things around I think the feeling is bleak among the football community. Shaun Hill hasn’t had much experience as an NFL starter and Austin Davis has just two games under his belt and in a quarterback driven league it is hard to fathom the Rams being able to contend with the big horses of the NFC West and even against opponents like the Cowboys I think they’ll struggle to keep up with them on the scoreboard. The Rams have a pretty solid secondary so they should be able to keep Dallas’ passing attack in check but again if they can give the ball to Murray I think this will be another situation where the Cowboys can run out the clock on teams and use their advantage offensively to secure a win. This is a game I’m staying away from as I don’t trust Dallas quite yet while the Rams look like a team that will struggle to reach .500.