The Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams will clash on Sunday in a big Week 4 game in the 2017 NFL regular season. Today's game comes from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington and has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream (details below).
Both teams will be reasonably satisfied with their starts to the new season over the opening three weeks. Both come into today's clash on 2-1 with the opportunity to claim a third win of the season so far and move to 3-1. However, for the loser of today's contest they will slip back to 2-2 and it will feel like a lot of the good work early on in the season has gone to waste.
These two teams have had a competitive history between them in their all time series. In the 24 regular season match ups between them, the Cowboys slightly hold the edge with 13 wins compares to 11 victories for the Rams.
Most recently, the Cowboys have won the past three games between the pair, with a 34-31 win coming in 2014.
No doubt Ezekiel Elliot will be targeting the Rams' weak rush defense today. Elliot has had a tough start to the season, averaging just 3.5 yards per carry so far this season, and he has had to endure an uncertain future with a six game suspension for a domestic violence incident.
However, the Rams are ranked a lowly 29th in the NFL in rush defense, allowing an average of 139 yards on the ground per game. That will be music to Elliot's ears, and he will want to put in a powerful performance here today to kick-start his season.
The Rams must find a way to get to Dak Prescott and pressure the Cowboys' quarterback. He accounted for three touchdowns in Dallas' Monday Night Football win over the Arizona Cardinals, throwing two TDs and rushing one. He has thrown just two interceptions from 107 attempts this season so far, and if the Rams cannot keep him quiet he could make things difficult for them today.
Earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears got Week 4 off to a start on NFL Thursday Night Football. However, the contest was not as competitive as most neutrals would have liked, and the Packers eased to a comfortable 35-14 victory.
Packers' quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, threw for four touchdown passes, with two finding Jordy Nelson for touchdowns.
The result moved the Packer to 3-1, which leaves them in a solid position as they look to consolidate their good start to the season over the coming month and ensure they get one hand on a postseason spot as soon as possible.
However, for the Bears the season is quickly slipping away from them, and their third loss of the season sees them drop to 1-3, and it now seems a long way back for them to even get to a level record.
The Packers were in front right from the start in Thursday's game, and quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead following Aaron Rodgers leading them to an opening drive touchdown.
There was a 45 minute delay in the game due to a lightning strike, however, not even that could shock the Bears into life, and they limply gave up the game to a far superior side.
One major area that the Bears must fix asap is Mike Glennon; things are simply not working. Glennon gave up four turnovers on the night, with two interceptions and two lost fumbles. That simply isn't good enough and there's little hope for the Bears to get a result when they give the ball away so consistently for free. Those four turnovers directly led to 21 of the Packers' points, which shows how costly each was. Now through the opening four games of the season, Glennon has given up eight turnovers; something must be done.
Tonight's game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream by clicking here.