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Todd Gurley Cheap Terrance Williams Jersey , Ezekiel Elliott headline Rams-Cowboys playoff matchup - Lindsey Thiry, Todd Gurley was fast out of the gate, but it’s been Ezekiel Elliott who has turned it on in the second half. These teams are no strangers when it comes to turning up the running game against each other.Cowboys vs. Rams: 6 things to know about divisional-round matchup - Cameron DaSilva, Rams WireCheck out these six interesting tidbits of information about the Cowboys and Rams, including the battle of the star running backs. LA Rams versus Dallas Cowboys: Will stopping RB Ezekiel Elliott matter? - Sosa Kremenjas, Turf Show TimesWhile a successful running attack has laid the groundwork for the Cowboys success, the Rams haven’t been hindered by opponents running well against them. Zeke: Playoffs Are About Wins, Not Stats - David Helman, Dallas CowboysStats are nice, but there’s so much more at stake here, and Zeke knows it. The Cowboys star running back has his eyes on the prize. Daily Dose: Key matchups in Rams-Cowboys Divisional Round - Clarence Dennis, The RamsThe base camp over on the Rams websites offer up three things to know, including how things could fall on the arms of these young quarterbacks. Kris Richard vs Sean McVay , Take 3: Inside their 2017 matchups - K.D. Drummond, Cowboys WireKris Richard is all too familiar with the Rams offense and K.D. provides a nice recap of their battles last season while Richard was with the Seahawks. Kris Richard might be one-year wonder, but Cowboys feel impact - Todd Archer, ESPNThe decision to bring Kris Richard to this team is paying dividends as the evidence speaks for itself. Cowboys S Jeff Heath explains DBs coach Kris Richard’s strengths as a head coaching candidate - Kate Hairopoulous, SportsDayThe Cowboys veteran safety explains how his coach has been locked in on getting the team ready for Saturday’s big game. Offensive-minded NFL GMs may pass on Kris Richard (for now). And that’s good news for the Cowboys. - Jean-Jacques Taylor, SportsDayIf you’re hanging on to hope that Dallas is able to retain Richard, this little factor could be what swings the pendulum in the Cowboys favor. Injuries: Cowboys WR Beasley (ankle) misses practice - Jeremy Bergman, NFLThe Cowboys are relatively healthy, but suffered some casualties to the wide receiver position last weekend against the Seahawks. Jerry Jones ‘Very Positive’ Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin Will Play - Tim Daniels, Bleacher ReportDoctor Jerry Jones provides his latest report on his ailing players. Jerry Jones is optimistic, however. Here is the latest practice report...4 reasons Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys will be best Divisional Round matchup - Dan Parzych Youth Byron Jones Jersey , Ramblin FanThere will be a lot of good playoff games this weekend, but here are four reasons why this one might be the best one to watch. Los Angeles Rams to wear throwbacks in Saturday showdown against Cowboys in divisional round - Kevin Skiver, CBS SportsIt’s going to get a little nostalgic for some of us older fans when we see what uniforms these teams will be wearing on Saturday. It is round two of the playoffs, and the Dallas Cowboys are headed out to the west coast to play the Los Angeles Rams. It is a contest between a team in LA that has a high-flying offense and one real monster on defense against a squad in the Cowboys that have struggled at times to score, but have been improving of late and have just found ways to win. Our Michael Strawn and Tom Ryle are looking forward to the game, and of course have some points they want to discuss.Michael: As Red would say, I’m really excited about this opportunity; just a great opportunity to play against one of the best teams in the league and find out how you rate. I’ve repeatedly used the phrase “irrationally confident” as, rationally, it’s hard to make the argument Dallas should win this game. The offense simply isn’t wired to win a shootout against an explosive offense like the Rams. But, that’s what was said before the Saints game. Now, the defense has looked kinda vulnerable lately (in fact, it’s looked vulnerable at various times throughout the entire season). The Seahawks hit multiple big plays downfield but simply didn’t take enough shots. Expect the Rams to do so; expect them to target Awuzie and Jones and expose the not-so-great safety play.That’s the rational thought. I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Not sure how, not sure why. I just have faith in this particular Cowboys team. Seems like whenever one unit falters Cheap Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , another steps up. At various times this year every unit has struggled . . . and the other units have always managed to up their play and carry the team. I would not at all be surprised to see things we’re not accustomed to seeing - big plays from the offense, a defensive score, a blocked punt or field goal or long kick return. Basically I’m saying expect the unexpected as you never know what can happen in a single NFL game.Tom: Ha, channeling your inner Garrett. I like it.But let me say, I feel that the rational thing is to look at how these two teams have been trending, and that makes me feel pretty good about Dallas’ chances in this contest. We all know how the Cowboys have done, going on an 8-1 tear with just the (rather big) hiccup against the Indianapolis Colts. I think getting that one out of their system may have been a good thing as a bit of a wake-up call.On the flip side, the Rams were just not the juggernaut of the early season over the last five games. Todd Gurley was of course hurt, and has been off the field for nearly a month. They were still limiting him in practice on Wednesday, so rust may be a real issue for him (he was a full participant in their final session, it must be mentioned). And Jared Goff was not the offensive machine of earlier during that same stretch, either. Dallas can’t dare sleep on those two, but they don’t strike fear in hearts as they once did. And their defense does not either Youth Jaylon Smith Jersey , as long as you don’t let Aaron Donald beat you by himself. They are weak against the run, so Ezekiel Elliott may be feasting. Their secondary are a bunch of ballhawks, but also can give up some big plays, so there is certainly a chance for Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup to make some big plays.Michael: Yes, rationally you can make some sound arguments in favor of the good guys. Specifically, the Cowboys running against the Rams suspect run defense looks promising. I do think there’s one thing the Cowboys have to do - which they’ve been doing with regularity throughout this nice run - is play from ahead. They’re modus operandi simply works better when they’re able to play with a lead. Falling behind three or four points won’t be a disaster, but falling behind 10 points? That would spell trouble in my opinion. But the first quarter is where the Dallas defense has been outstanding. Dallas ranked first in the league in first quarter points surrendered (1.4 per game). Look at last week (held Seattle to three consecutive 3-and-outs) or New Orleans (held to 21 yards on first three drives).Keeping the Rams off the scoreboard early, quieting the L.A. fans, frustrating the Rams offense is really a good recipe for success. It also relieves some pressure on the offense and allow them do their run-heavy, ball-control, clock-consuming thing. So yes , there are some rational reasons to feel optimistic. Of course that doesn’t touch on the reasons not to feel optimistic. But combine the rational reasons for optimism with the general feel-good vibe coming from this group and, as I said, I’m feeling pretty frisky about the team’s chances.Tom: I’ll throw in a couple more things. The team has kept a really sharp edge with not having the bye week. It does have the downside of the Cowboys’ injury report dwarfing that of the Rams, but if you put any faith in the idea of momentum, Dallas has a truckload of it. The defense is fired up and wants to do the same thing this week as you pointed out from the Saints and Seahawks games. And I think Zeke is licking his chops to put up some big numbers.But the real thing for me is Dakota Rayne Prescott. He has been truly clutch, playing his best ball when the margin is within one score either way. Despite the threat of Donald, I think he will show that last week was not a fluke. I think the Cowboys’ season is not about to end on Saturday. I look for a score like 27-20 in Dallas’ favor with the defense keeping Goff and company well in check.Michael: Yes, the QB is always important. And not to end on a downer here, but Dak is going to have to do better than he has on the road this season; his splits are not good:Michael StrawnBut I ‘m going back to my original thought - I’m drunk with optimism. I think the Cowboys play the best game they’ve played all season. I think they combine their usual ground-and-pound with some big plays and win going away: 33-17.OK, there you have it. So what do you predict? Custom Green Bay Packers Jerseys

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