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Eagles Beat Bears; Dallas Cowboys to Play Los Angeles Rams in 2nd Round

The pulled off the road upset today against the , advancing in the as the 's sixth seed. With the Eagles now set to meet the top-seeded Saints, it confirms that the will face the in the .

Had the Bears won, it would have been the Cowboys who had to head to New Orleans.

The outcome is arguably better for Dallas. The prospect of a rematch with the Saints in the Superdome was not appealing. The Cowboys' upset win over New Orleans in Week 13 would have been tough to duplicate.

Not only that, but the Rams lost some steam to close the regular season. Their , despite featuring , is one of the lesser groups in the league overall.

And if you have a choice between and in an elimination game, then is there really much to debate?

Of course, Dallas and New Orleans may still get their rematch. But the Cowboys will have to go through the Rams to get there. And given that Dallas hasn't been to an game since the Clinton administration, that's more than enough to chew on for now.

The date and time are already set; Dallas and Los Angeles will kick off at 8:15 pm EST on Saturday, January 13th.

Now that we know who to prepare for, will bring you plenty of analysis on the Rams in the days ahead.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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