5 Reasons the Dallas Cowboys will beat the Rams in Week 5

Cowboys, Michael Gallup. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Don’t count the Dallas Cowboys out just yet. They may be entering Week 5 as underdogs to the Los Angeles Rams, but they’re coming off a three-game winning streak and they suddenly have some impressive swagger.

Head coach Mike McCarthy was asked about the Rams being favored by 5.5 points and he replied that they’re “nobody’s underdog.” For a team that’s been questioned a lot (deservedly so with some of their roster moves), it was nice to see a little fire from the coach.

His confidence isn’t the only reason to believe an upset can happen either. Here we look at five more reasons to believe Dallas will head into Southern California and walk out with a win.

5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Rams in Week 5

Cowboys, Cooper Rush
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5. Rams have struggled against the pass

This hasn’t been the best season for the Rams when it comes to stopping the pass. Heading into this contest, they’re 20th in the NFL in yards surrendered, giving up 997 so far through the air.

On Monday, they were unable to stop Jimmy Garoppolo when it mattered and Cooper Rush has been playing better than Garoppolo — who was nearly traded this offseason.

Rush is also playing with extreme confidence this year. He’s taking shots downfield and trusting his wideouts to make the plays. He hasn’t been playing the way a backup with limited experience has which has not only turned him into a cult hero but it’s also kept this offense looking as explosive as it does when Dak Prescott is under center.

That confidence coupled with the Rams’ current struggles is one reason to believe Dallas will make this one tougher than expected on the home team.