Cowboys vs Rams: The Los Angeles Rams open up their 2019 NFL Playoff journey on Saturday night with an NFC Divisional Round clash with the Dallas Cowboys. The No. 2-seeded Rams earned a Wild Card bye nfl game.
The second of Saturday’s two divisional round playoff games, the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys bears a lot of similarities to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.
Like the Colts, the Cowboys started the season poorly before catching fire toward the middle of the year. Dallas was 3-5 at one point before winning seven of eight games to end the season, with a fast, athletic defense and a handful of offensive stars carrying them to a string of close victories.
Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley, two of the league’s top three rushers this season, will square off when the Dallas Cowboys travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET to take on the Rams.
Dallas knocked off Seattle last week to advance to the Divisional Round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs, while Los Angeles, the No. 2 seed in the NFC, earned a bye. It’s been raining ahead of kickoff in Southern California, but the latest Los Angeles weather calls for showers tapering off ahead of game time.
Los Angeles has held steady as a touchdown favorite in the live Rams vs. Cowboys odds, while the over-under has fallen half-a-point to 48.5 as kickoff approaches. A trip to the 2019 NFC Championship Game is on the line, so before making any Rams vs. Cowboys picks of your own, be sure to check out the NFL playoff predictions from SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, R.J. White.
The Cowboys, after holding off the Seahawks in the NFL wild-card round, will try to beat another NFC West team in the divisional playoffs. The NFC East champions last played the Rams at home in October of 2017, falling just short in a 35-30 shootout.
For Dallas, the Los Angeles area is a home away from home. The Cowboys’ training camp site in Oxnard, Calif., is about an hour away from where they will play Saturday night. There should be plenty of support for America’s Team in the Coliseum.