The Dallas Cowboys face off against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T today at noon CST. If you’d like to see the Landry Hat writers game predictions for the game, click here: NFL Week Three Game Predictions: Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams
Here are some of the predictions for the Cowboys, Rams game from around the league via various media outlets:
Over at ESPN.com, 12 of their 14 experts chose the Cowboys to win.
Over at Yahoo.com, two of their experts and Yahoo users all selected the Cowboys to triumph over the Rams.
Over at CBSsports.com, all nine of their experts choose the Cowboys to defeat the Rams.
Over at Dallasnews.com, seven of their eight experts choose Dallas over St. Louis straight up. But five of them took St. Louis with the spread (+4).
Here’s some more in-depth predictions from around the web:
“The St. Louis Rams‘ pass rush will be a tough matchup for a bad Dallas Cowboys offensive line, and that advantage could stake STL to an early lead. The problem for the Rams is that neither their running game nor their passing game poses a huge threat to Dallas coordinator Monte Kiffin’s defense. Other than Jared Cook vs. the Cowboys’ safeties, most of the matchups should go Dallas’ way. In their Week 2 loss to the Chiefs, the Cowboys were really hurt by Alex Smith’s runs out of the pistol — but that’s not Sam Bradford’s game. Still, I think Bradford will play smart in Dallas, like he did in the second half in Atlanta last Sunday, when he was able to spread the ball around. The Cowboys will have to max protect Tony Romo more in this game than they would like … or else. #STLvsDAL” – Elliot Harrison, NFL.com Media analyst
“I think back to the Bucs game last year in Week 3 and assume we’ll see a similar sort of matchup. I don’t expect it to be very high-scoring this week, despite the weapons on offense for both teams. This won’t be a cakewalk for the Cowboys against the Rams’ defense, although I do expect the Cowboys to finally bring down Sam Bradford a couple times. I don’t think the offensive balance will be there as much as the coaches are letting on and DeMarco Murray won’t set another rushing record, but the offense will feature a heavy dose of Jason Witten and make enough plays on the outside to pull one out.” – Rowan Kavner, dallascowboys.com
“I’m sure they’ll have some trouble with that pass rush and maybe even with Bradford and Austin, but the Cowboys have too much talent to lose back-to-back games against teams that finished with losing records last year. Back at home, they’ll take care of business in a relatively close, competitive game. B/R NFC East blog prediction: Cowboys 27, Rams 21.” – Brad Gagnon, Bleacherreport.com
“I know we’ve talked a lot about this team not running the ball well, but it’s really only been in one game. They weren’t that bad at all against the Giants and so I think it’s too early to determine what kind of ground game they will have. I don’t see DeMarco Murray challenging his club record like he did last time vs. the Rams, but I’m predicting half of that. I see 125 rushing yards for Murray and a three-score win by the Cowboys at home. Randomly, I see a touchdown for Dwayne Harris in some capacity.” – Nick Eatman, dallascowboys.com
The Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams game will air today at noon CST on Fox.