Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter (54) in coverage during the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. The Giants beat the Cowboys 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jakes Takes: Rams At Cowboys

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Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) spins after a catch to score a touchdown in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT

Here comes another tough match-up for the Cowboys when the Rams come to town.  The next 4 games are going to tell you a lot about these Cowboys and they need to start winning some games.  They have a rough December once again and if they want a different finish from years past, then they had better get on it.

This game to me is a little bit like the Chiefs game.  Both the Rams and Chiefs have decent offensive lines. Both have really good defensive lines and secondary’s.  The big difference is Sam Bradford, he could do a lot of damage throwing the ball if he gets comfortable.  The Cowboys have to make him uncomfortable.

The Cowboys have done a really good job against the run so far, and in this game they need to bring some heat in Bradford’s direction.  The defense has done a decent job putting pressure on opposing Quarterbacks with their front four.  Look for them to bring more linebacker pressure in this game.  Sean Lee hasn’t been the best in coverage so far, so let him shoot some gaps and try to get to the QB.

The Rams have a really good front seven and the offensive line will have their hands full.  If the Cowboys can’t find a way to run the football and continue throwing those beautiful short throws then they are doomed.  They have to attack early and often in this game because there is not a doubt in my mind that’s what Bradford is going to do.

I like the fact that the Cowboys are trying to get Dan Bailey into the Hall of Fame, but if they get into Rams territory they better find the end-zone.  Field Goals are not going to cut it against the Rams.

Key Player:  DeMarco Murray, if the Cowboys want to win this game then he had better hit those holes hard and fast.

I think that this game will be another tough battle that will be close until the end.

Prediction:  Cowboys win 28-24

 

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys DeMarco Murray Sam Bradford Sean Lee

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