The opening of the Rams (and Chargers) new stadium tonight and the Cowboys are coming to La La Land to try and ruin the housewarming party! The Cowboys are one of my Dark Horse Superbowl picks this year, on offense they have all the weapons and more for Dak Prescott and the 2nd year of Kellan Moore’s offense is an exciting prospect, oh and this unit was already the #1 overall offense in Football last year! On defense the Cowboys added the impressive Trevon Diggs in the draft but its their defensive play calling instead of their personal which I think needs upgrading even though they were a top 10 overall defense last year they lacked the ability to take the ball away, these things tend to even themselves out throughout the years so don’t be surprised if they take the ball away more often this year.
The Rams had a somewhat disappointing season considering their last few years, finishing 9-7 and in 3rd place in the division just shows how tough the NFC West is and it doesn’t get any easier this year with the Arizona Cardinals adding talent and the Seahawks and Niners still in Super Bowl windows. Tight up against the cap and without a first round pick there weren’t any splash FA acquisitions and they added some potential nice offensive pieces in Cam Akers and Van Jefferson but it’s pretty much as you were for the Rams. On defense Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey are the talent but there isn’t too much outside of those two whilst on offense they have receiving weapons a plenty but McVay’s system relies on a strong run game to open everything else up and we’re yet to see if Cam Akers can be that guy.
I’m really high on the Cowboys this year and a little down on that Rams and that’s going to show in my score prediction here but I really don’t see how the Rams are going to be able to stop this Cowboy offense from scoring and amongst all the passing options Dak has, the main man is still Running Back, Zeke Elliot and he has 3 TD’s in 2 regular season games vs the Rams in his career and I like him to have a day here.
PREDICTION: COWBOYS 34 – 27 RAMS
BEST BET: Zeke Elliot to score a brace @ 10/3 with SkyBet