By the Numbers: Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys

    The face the on Sunday in a game between 2-1 teams who sit atop their respective divisions. Like the game, this is another pivotal conference matchup that will have playoff ramifications at season's end.

    While the Dallas Cowboys are expected to be in playoff contention, the Los Angeles Rams, however, seem to be a team that is playing it’s way into contention sooner than expected. With many storylines focusing around the two young backfields, this matchup will be an explosive one.

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    has put his horrendous rookie season behind him and is off to a blistering pace in 2017.

    Through three games, Goff leads the league in yards/attempt, is second in yards per completion, and third in passer rating.

    Needless to say, Goff is a big fan of .


    To my surprise, the Dallas Cowboys only hold a two game lead in the all-time series at 17-15.

    At second in the NFL, the LA Rams are averaging 6.6 yards per play. That number is better than the , , and .

    sits second in the league in total yards, averaging 127 total yards per game. His six total touchdowns have him tied for first, alongside .


    The amount of allowed by the Rams . That ranks tied for second in the league. They've been good against the teams that they've played, but they haven't faced anyone playing as well as yet.


    The Dallas Cowboys' current ranking in points allowed with a total of 62. That's an average of just over 20 points per game. Not bad considering they gave up 45 in week two. Take the game away and the Cowboys are allowing 10 points per game. That looks a lot better, doesn't it?


    The percentage of pass plays for the Los Angeles Rams that have gone for 15 or more yards. So, one out of every five pass attempts goes for a big chunk of yards. That number leads the league. Yes, you read that right. These are not the 2016 LA Rams.


    The total number of incompletions Jared Goff has thrown through three games. His completion percentage sits at 70.3 percent.

    By comparison, has thrown 40 incomplete passes through his first three games and his completion percentage is 62.6.

    The quality of opponents has been vastly different, however.


    The ranking for the Los Angeles Rams who are allowing 25 points per game. Most recently they allowed the haphazard to score 39 points in week three.

    Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: By the Numbers
    Cowboys WR #19


    34.5 represents the average yards per reception for Brice Butler. All four of his receptions have gone for more than 15 yards. One went for 18 and the other three for more than 30 a piece. The Dallas Cowboys have a deep threat.


    DeMarcus Lawrence's current 16-game sack pace. It would absolutely shatter the current single season sack record held by Michael Strahan. After a dominating three-sack performance on Monday night, he’s one of only three players to record multiple sacks in the first three games of the season. The other two are Hall of Famer Kevin Greene and the guy who held the record prior to Michael Strahan; Mark Gastineau.


    The percentage of Los Angeles Rams drives that end with them scoring either a touchdown or a field goal. That's good for fourth in the NFL.


    The number of completions for Dak Prescott heading into week four. That ranks him 11th in the NFL. Surely the Cowboys would prefer him to not have to throw as much as he did in the first two games.


    Dak Prescott's passer rating, which now has him up to 18th in the NFL after a superb week three rating of 141.7.

    Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: By the Numbers 1
    Rams RB Todd Gurley #30, QB Jared Goff #16


    The total points scored for the Los Angeles Rams under new , Sean McVay. That number leads the league. That puts them at 35.67 points per game. They've scored 40 points twice. Their is trending up. Dallas will have a test this week.


    The amount of rushing yards allowed per game by the LA Rams . They are working through a transition from a to ' 3-4, but they don't have the quality of players the Cowboys have faced in the first three weeks. #FeedZeke


    Jared Goff's passer rating when targeting , Sammy Watkins. The talent has always been there for Watkins, but have kept him from being able to put together consistent seasons. Goff has an elite talent to throw to and they've formed an instant connection.

    More Notes for Cowboys vs Rams:

    • The Dallas Cowboys have won three in a row over the Los Angeles Rams, and four of the last five matchups.
    • In three straight wins, the Cowboys have outscored the Rams by 54 points.
    • The most recent victory, in 2014, was by just three points.

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    Let's go out and score another victory in the . Every win is huge, but those matter just a little bit more.

    John Williams
    John Williams
    Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.


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