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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Rams, Cam Akers. (Photo by Mike Christy/Getty Images) /

3. Los Angeles is one-dimensional on offense

As good as the Rams can be at passing the ball, they might have a challenge on their hands this weekend. The Cowboys have been great at generating pressure, and have already recorded 15 sacks this year. On Sunday, they could continue to add to that number since the Rams have no running game to force the Dallas pass-rushers to back off.

Right now, L.A. is 30th in the league in yards on the ground and they continue to feed the ball to Cam Akers despite his struggles. Akers is averaging just 3.1 yards per attempt but has more rushes than Darrell Henderson, who has 4.1 yards per carry.

Hopefully, for Dallas, this trend continues. While they don’t exactly boast a powerful run defense, they’re not likely to be run over by Akers given his ineffectiveness through the first four games.

As long as the running game is held in check, the Cowboys will be able to get after Stafford — and they have more than enough options when it comes to rushing the passer. In fact, McCarthy says there are players he wishes could get more snaps based on their performance but depth is a “problem.”

The coach went on to praise others, including Chauncey Golston and Trysten Hill who have also stepped up when called upon.

Dan Quinn deserves a ton of credit for his defense but they’ve also done a good job landing players who fit his scheme and cause problems for opposing offenses. That should be the case again on Sunday, which is another reason to believe in the ‘Boys.