Los Angeles Rams (2-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -6 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Rams look to pull off the upset as they take to the road to face off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
The Rams look to get back on track and tick one in the win column as they head into Jerry’s World to take on the Cowboys in what should be an entertaining contest between two NFC opponents that have playoff aspirations. The Rams came into this season looking to shake off last year’s disappointing campaign and with the way Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, and the Rams offense has looked so far they could very well leapfrog the teams in the NFC West who have had a tough go to start the season and aren’t looking like the Super Bowl contenders some were expecting to see. The Rams defense will need to find a way to slow down Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Cowboys attack who broke out last weekend after being stifled against the Denver Broncos the weekend before.
The Cowboys meanwhile look to continue their success in October as they covered all four games a season ago, but in their last 10 overall they have covered in only three and in this spot where the line is flirting around the touchdown mark it might be tough for them to improve on that mark. Dak Prescott is looking to build on his impressive rookie season and with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten involved in the passing game and Elliott running the football behind one of the league’s best offensive lines they look as though they are capable of making a run in the NFC East. Dallas’ defense however needs to be a bit sharper and if they can improve their play to get on par with the offense they will certainly be a team to watch out for come playoff time.
The Rams are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 against the NFC while the Cowboys are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 following an ATS win and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games in week four. The Rams have been better than people think and if they can get Gurley going here and keep the clock ticking I think the Rams can keep this close.