Rams (0-3) @ Cowboys (3-0) Sunday, September 30, Noon on Fox
Week 4 Preview:
The Dallas Cowboys return to the friendly confines of Texas Stadium Sunday to try to improve their perfect record to 4-0 after coming off of what many consider a statement game, beating the Bears 34-10 Sunday night in Chicago.
This game also has the makings of a potential "trap" game. While Bill Parcells used props to get the message across, Wade Phillips only used words, and we’ll see Sunday if that has the same effect. This game was fueled even more, as Issac Bruce guaranteed a Rams win on a St. Louis radio show. Playing the Rams also means the return of former Cowboy La Roi’ Glover, so it should be interesting
The Rams have a lot of holes on offense that the Cowboys defense should be able to exploit. It could be a very long day for Rams QB Marc Bulger, who is already playing with 2 broken ribs. Stephen Jackson isn’t playing this week because of his groin. Brian Leonard will start in his place at running back.
As for the Cowboys offense, Tony Romo looks to stay hot after slicing through the Bears defense in the 2nd half like a hot knife through butter as he leads the most prolific offense in the league down the field. The Rams do defend the passing game well, but if Marion Barber III and Julius Jones run the ball well, it’ll be a long day for the Rams defense. Romo should be able to exploit the Rams pass defense as it is anyways.
The Cowboys had some injury problems this week that will affect mostly special teams. Starting fullback Oliver Hoyte (neck), backup safety Keith Davis, (shoulder), and third-team rookie safety Courtney Brown (hand), are listed as out. Terry Glenn (knee) is also out. Terence Newman (knee and foot), and Greg Ellis (heel) are listed as questionable. Bobby Carpenter (quadriceps) is probable.