DALLAS COWBOYS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS INSIDE THE NUMBERS
WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 14-12
STREAKS: Cowboys have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Rams 21 at Cowboys 44
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14 (St. Louis): Cowboys 34, Rams 31
QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for career-high 4,092 yards & 30 TDs in 2019, 2nd-most pass yards in single-season in franchise history. Since 2016, leads all QBs with 21 rush TDs. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.8 rating in 12/15/19 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 2+ TD passes. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,777 scrimmage yards (1,357 rush, 420 rec.) in 2019. Since 2016, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (7,024) & rush yards (5,405) & ranks 2nd in scrimmage TDs (48). Has 299 scrimmage yards (149.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career games vs. LAR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 130+ scrimmage yards & 2+ TDs. RB TONY POLLARD had 131 rush yards & rush TD in last meeting. • WR AMARI COOPER set career-highs in rec. yards (1,189) & TD catches (8) in 2019, his 4th career 1,000-yard season. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ rec. yards. WR MICHAEL GALLUP had career-highs in catches (66), rec. yards (1,107) & rec. TDs (6) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 95+ rec. yards. WR CEEDEE LAMB was selected in 1st round (17th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • LB JAYLON SMITH was 1 of 2 (LUKE KUECHLY) with 140+ tackles (142) & 9+ PD (9) in 2019. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN makes Dal. debut. Has 8+ sacks in 5 of his past 6 seasons. DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 30 sacks since 2017. CB CHIDOBE AWUZIE set career-highs with 79 tackles & 14 PD in 2019.
QB JARED GOFF ranked 3rd in NFL with 4,638 pass yards in 2019 & became 1st QB in franchise history with consecutive 4,500+ yard seasons. Passed for 284 yards & 2 TDs in 12/15/19 meeting. Aims for his 6th in row with 275+ yards & 2+ TD passes. • RB MALCOLM BROWN had career-high 5 rush TDs last season. RB CAM AKERS was selected in 2nd round (52nd overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • WR COOPER KUPP set career-highs in receptions (94), rec. yards (1,161) & TD catches (10) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. & 6th in row overall with TD catch. Has 3 rec. TDs in 3 career games on SNF. WR ROBERT WOODS had career best 90 catches for 1,134 yards in 2019, his 2nd-consecutive 1,000-yard season. Aims for his 4th in row on SNF with 6+ receptions & 95+ rec. yards. TE TYLER HIGBEE set career highs in receptions (69), rec. yards (734) & rec. TDs (3) last season. & led NFC TEs with 4 100+ yard games. WR VAN JEFFERSON was selected in 2nd round (57th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • DT AARON DONALD led team with 12.5 sacks in 2019 & became 4th player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of 1st 6 seasons. Since 2014, leads NFL with 117 TFL & ranks 2nd in sacks (72). Aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with TFL. Has 5.5 sacks, 5 TFL & 2 PD in his past 3 on SNF. LB LEONARD FOYD makes LAR debut. CB JALEN RAMSEY had 4 PD, INT & FF in 9 games with LAR in 2019. S TAYLOR RAPP led all rookie safeties with 99 tackles & 8 PD. Had 10 tackles in 12/15/19 meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Terrell Davis SIRIUS: 81 (Dal), 83 (LAR) | XM: 226 (Dal), 225 (LAR)