Another exciting Sunday in the NFL awaits us this Sunday, October 9, when the NFC rivals meet in Week 5, so make sure you don’t forget to check out the best Cowboys vs. Rams betting pick and odds.
Dallas is searching for the fourth consecutive win when they arrive at SoFi Stadium to face Los Angeles. The Rams are -5.5 favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 43 points. These NFC rivals have previously met in 2020 when the Rams won 20-17 at home.
Cowboys didn’t have problems with the Commanders
The Dallas Cowboys (3-1, 3-1 ATS) surprisingly recorded their third straight win without star quarterback Dak Prescott. After defeating the Bengals and Giants, another divisional rival fell as the Cowboys beat the Washington Commanders 25-10 at home. The Cowboys controlled the game from the start and their defense dominated, allowing just three points in the second half. The hosts were cautions with the ball in their hands and committed zero turnovers opposite Washington’s two.
Backup QB Cooper Rush was solid as he completed 15 of 27 passes for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup caught touchdown passes, but Lamb was the one to lead all the receivers with season-high 97 yards on six receptions. The run offense didn’t work for Dallas as the hosts had only 62 yards on 29 attempts. Defensively, the team had two interceptions, while Donovan Wilson, Malik Hooker, and Leighton Vander Esch combined for 25 tackles.
QB Dak Prescott (hand) is out indefinitely, while S Jayron Kearse (knee), WR Noah Brown (neck), and DT Quinton Bohanna (shoulder) are questionable to play against the Rams on Sunday.
Rams couldn’t unlock San Francisco’s defense
The Los Angeles Rams (2-2, 1-3 ATS) displayed their worst offensive performance of the season in a 24-9 road loss to the divisional foes San Francisco 49ers. The reigning champions were on the run for the third win in a row, but that didn’t happen because the Rams couldn’t cope with the aggressive Niners’ defense. That D forced Los Angeles to commit two turnovers, and even though the Rams had more possession and 21 first downs opposite Frisco’s 13, they deserved to lose.
Matthew Stafford completed 32 of 48 passes for 254 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. That interception turned out to be a pick-six which decided this tilt in the fourth quarter. Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee were the most active on offense and combined for 195 yards on 24 receptions (33 targets). The run offense was bad; only 57 yards on 18 carries. On defense, Bobby Wagner led the team with ten tackles.
WR Van Jefferson Jr. (knee), S Jordan Fuller (hamstring), and C Brian Allen (knee) are out indefinitely. T David Edwards (concussion), G Coleman Shelton (ankle), and CB David Long Jr. (groin) are questionable to face the Cowboys on Sunday.
- 1-5 SU in the last six games against the NFC West opponents
- 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games in Week 5
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game
- 11-3 SU in the last 14 games
Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams Pick
Dallas surprised many with three straight wins without starting quarterback and struggling Zeke Elliott, but the Cowboys are not good enough to cope with the contending teams. That proved to be right in Week 1 against Tampa Bay, and I think it will happen again on Sunday against the reigning Super Bowl champs. Dallas relies on defense very much, and it’s the third-best D in the NFL, but I am backing Stafford to bounce back from a bad display in San Francisco and throw for multiple touchdowns here. The Rams are better offensively, although the numbers don’t show it thus far, and that will prevail in this one.
Pick: Take the Rams to win at -5.5 (-110)
Both teams are averaging below 18 points per game so far in the season, and I expect Dallas to stay below 18 points on Sunday. The Rams’ defense didn’t impress, especially the pass defense, but after recording zero sacks against the 49ers, I am backing the Rams’ pass rush to test Dallas’ strong O-line. There will be turnovers from each side and I see this as a low-scoring affair. Under is 12-3-1 in the Cowboys’ last 16 games overall; Under is 9-1-1 in Dallas’ previous 11 games following an ATS win, while Under is 5-1 in the Rams’ last six games overall.
Pick: Go Under 43.5 points (-120)