Dallas Cowboys: Why all the pressure is on the L.A. Rams
With 1-0 type confidence in the postseason, the Dallas Cowboys are a true threat to the Los Angeles Rams. The Saturday playoffs game will show Hot Boyz.
Quarterback Dak Prescott is tasked with a big moment. He must swing a career-defining punch so that the Dallas Cowboys can enter the NFC Championship round. If the Cowboys defeat the Los Angeles Rams, it’ll be the first time the team has won back-to-back games in the playoffs since 1995.
A lot of fans and family members I know weren’t around that time, or have no recollection of the Super Bowl days. So, to say this game is monumental for them would be an understatement.
Standing in the way is another heavyweight contender, the Rams. Many in CowboyNation felt that the route to the city of L.A. was easier on the eyes than a date in New Orleans.
The Saints are the hot team in the NFC team, but the Rams are just as scary. Plus, Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees and other starters would be out of real football mode for three weeks, having spent them resting.
Regardless of how the Saints and Cowboys might have turned out, I’ll ride with other fans in our thoughts about playing the Rams. They’re beatable. Less of a threat.
And right now, having seen how the Cowboys played the Seahawks, the pressure is on the Los Angeles squad. If anything, the Saints may have been licking their chops for a revenge contest. For now, they’ll have to wait a week and dance with the Eagles first.
How will the Rams and Cowboys game play out? For me, this is the classic football game of offense against defense. The Cowboys utilize an old style of smash football by running the rock. I truly think the Rams will take issue with this.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott gobbles chunks of yards with each carry. If the Los Angeles can’t seal No. 21, it’ll be a very long night for them. That places pressure on a Rams’ defense that ranked 23rd against the run in 2018.
At the same time, the Cowboys are playing an offense led by the youngest coach in the league in Sean McVay, who’s only 32-years old. Quarterback Jared Goff is more than living up to his first-round hype, becoming the promising quarterback the Rams hoped him to be. This season Goff threw for a career-high 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Regardless of his first-round tender, I still believe it’ll be Goff versus the “Hot Boyz.” And right now, you could argue that the defense in Big D is the hottest unit of 11 men on the field at the moment. Think about that.
Goff and company may have had two weeks to prepare for either the Chicago Bears or the Dallas Cowboys, but the momentum with Big D. The pressure, for a change, is less on Prescott and more on someone else.
Prediction time! Give me Dallas Cowboys 27, Los Angeles Rams 21. Get the champagne ready. America’s Team is going back to the big game, that’s the NFC Championship on, in case you forgot.