5 things to watch for in the Cowboys vs. Rams Week 5 NFC matchup
3. How the Cowboys’ o-line handles Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald is one of the NFL’s premier defenders. There’s no question that he can take a game into his own hands, and he won’t think twice about doing it again any given week.
Donald has racked up 16 pressures, 12 tackles, 10 stops, and two sacks so far this year. Interestingly, those numbers aren’t necessarily up to his standards, but that just goes to show the talent this man possesses, because otherwise, that’s seen as a solid start to the season for almost anyone else.
The Cowboys’ offensive line on the other hand has been phenomenal in keeping its quarterback upright. They have allowed the fifth-least amount of sacks this year so far, just six in four games.
Regardless of which side the premier pass-rusher lines up, he will either have to beat Zack Martin and Terence Steele or Tyler Smith and Jason Peters/Connor McGovern. This will be another matchup that should be monitored as the game progresses.