The Dallas Cowboys just keep finding ways to keep their “gold (Cooper) Rush” going and winning games. Coming off of a strong showing against the Washington Commanders where the defense was lights out and the offense put it on ice late, they have some momentum going into Week 5.
Week 5 is a road trip to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at 3:25 pm CT. The Rams sit at 2-2 after a loss on Monday Night Football and are looking for a win to keep pace in the NFC West where each team is currently 2-2.
In a matchup that is going to likely come down to the fourth quarter, the history of the two teams, a few key players who can swing this game one way or another, and a projection is packed in here to get you ready for a Week 5 Cowboys versus Rams matchup.
Cowboys vs Rams: History, key matchups, and prediction
Cowboys vs Rams: Matchup History
All-time Record: 18-18 series tie (5-4 playoffs in favor of the Rams)
Most recent result: Los Angeles Rams 20, Dallas Cowboys 17 on September 13, 2020
In a series that is tied with 18 wins a piece, with a quarter of them coming in postseason matchups, these two franchises have familiarity with each other. They also have history as this matchup dates back to 1960.
The most recent matchup in this tale was the first-ever game held at SoFi Stadium in 2020. The Cowboys lost a close one that saw an extremely questionable offensive pass interference called on Michael Gallup as Jalen Ramsey flopped so hard it would have been awarded a penalty kick in soccer.
One matchup that sticks out in the history of the Cowboys and Rams was eight years ago in 2014. The Rams, still in St. Louis at the time, stormed out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter behind an unlikely performance from quarterback Austin Davis.
The Cowboys answered by outscoring the Rams 34-10 from mid-second quarter onwards on their way to stealing an unlikely 34-31 victory led by Dez Bryant’s 89-yard receiving day and DeMarco Murray’s 100 rushing yards.