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Cowboys D Should Produce Versus Rams

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Looking for a fantasy defense? Look no further than the Dallas Cowboys who host the anemic St. Louis Rams offense this Sunday. Starting QB Sam Bradford has been unable to practice all week, but even if he was healthy would that really make a difference? Though Rams QB’s (AJ Feely has thrown five passes) have the fourth most passing attempts this season they are dead last in TD passes with three and seventh worst in total yards. Their net yards gained per pass of 4.7 is second worst in the NFL.

Compounding the issues with the passing game is that the Rams can’t run the ball either.  With a meager one rushing TD on the season they are last in the league. Though they are averaging 4.9 ypc, 11th best in the NFL, they can’t run the ball enough (second least rushing attempts in NFL) to take advantage because they constantly fall behind early in games, making them incredibly predictable.

The Cowboys defense is numero uno in the NFL versus the run and have only allowed one rushing TD on the season. Their six INTs so far this season are eighth most in the NFL, which means Bradford or Feely, whoever starts at QB for the Rams, will be in for a long day.