Dallas was able to bounce back from their awful Week 2 performance, as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28-17 on the road in a Monday night game. After this week, the Cowboys aren't scheduled to play another game in the early time slot until their Week 17 finale at Philadelphia, which could get end up getting flexed to primetime.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has gotten off to a slow start this season, but says it has nothing to do with his foot speed. With Los Angeles now ranked 28th in defending the run, those big chunk plays could easily come from Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott. For the second straight week, the team takes on an opponent they faced during the preseason. Instead, Gurley said winning Player of the Month amounts to a collective honor. Dallas DE DeMarcus Lawrence has taken the NFL by storm through the first three weeks, racking up a league-leading 6.5 sacks. Lawrence's play is speaking loudly as he is on pace to shatter his career-best eight-sack campaign of 2015.
In their first two home games, the Rams corralled 60,128 and 56,612 respectively. With the way Tank is playing, it will be an important battle to watch. RB Ezekiel Elliott will have a big night and expect the National Football League sack leader, Dallas DE DeMarcus Lawrence, to continue his tear getting to the QB. His yards-per-game has improved dramatically from a year ago, jumping from 55.3 to 80.3.
As for Elliott, his season has been a bit complex at times. In Tony Romo's final healthy season, 2014 was the year that Dez really torched opposing defenses on route to a 16-touchdown campaign.
Los Angeles averages 35.7 points per game so far this season. Last year, it looked like their most recent first-round picks of Goff and Gurley might bust. Unfortunately for Lewis, the results weren't promising that day in Denver. Lewis is a rookie from MI that is in line for increased playing time, particularly if starter Nolan Carroll (concussion) misses the game. Still, Los Angeles has shown glimpses of the team they can become if everything falls into place.
With questions surrounding Nolan Carroll following his concussion, Lewis will get more reps at cornerback. The Cowboys deep threat finished the game with two receptions on two targets for 90 yards and a score, averaging an eye-popping 45 yards per catch. However, I remain as one of the doubters, and believe that Dallas should have an easy time on Sunday pulling out a win. Switzer creates excitement with the ball in his hands.
The Cowboys offense took a while to come around but once Dak Prescott started using his athleticism they were hard to stop. When the Cowboys force a punt on Sunday, keep an eye on Switzer because he is getting close to consistently giving the offense a short field with which to work with. Sean McVay, who addressed the situation with his team Monday, said the Rams would have "standard operating procedures with the way that we'll handle the anthem". It happened with Anthony Brown and this year they were able to find Xavier Woods in the sixth round.
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