The Matchup: The Odds
The Matchup: Cowboys at Rams in the first-ever game at L.A.’s (empty) SoFi Stadium
The Odds: Cowboys -3, over/under 51.5
Cowboys offense: Top-heavy Dallas is hoping that it finally has the right recipe for its first Super Bowl run in a quarter-century. The offense is stacked, with highly-touted rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb joining 1,000-yard wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in support of one-two backfield punch Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Nobody is as talented across the board at the skill positions, and the offensive line remains steady with stars Tyron Smith and Zack Martin but will likely miss Travis Frederick (retired) and La’el Collins (injured reserve).
Rams defense: Amazing Aaron Donald remains amazing Aaron Donald, but the Rams have been slowly bleeding on defense of late. With Dante Fowler Jr., Eric Weddle, Cory Littleton, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Nickell Robey-Coleman and LaMarcus Joyner all departing in the last 18 months, they’re a shell of their 2018 Super Bowl selves on that side of the ball.