Aloha Means Preseason Football: Cowboys To Beat Rams In Hawaii Saturday


Cowboys vs. Rams Saturday at Hawaii,” 10 p.m. ET (NFL Network) Free NFL Pick: Cowboys ATS Finest Line Launched: BetOnline Aloha Stadium in Hawaii was the host of this AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. That’s no longer true since the match will be found in the much less desirable location of Orlando for its fourth straight season January the week prior to the Super Bowl. But fans in Hawaii will have to see yet another type of meaningless football this Saturday when the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams face off in Week two of the preseason from Aloha Stadium. It is the first NFL exhibition game at Hawaii’s biggest outdoor stadium since 1976. Playing unique locations during the preseason is nothing new for Dallas beneath owner Jerry Jones since the Cowboys also have played exhibition matches in London, Toronto, Tokyo, Mexico City and Monterrey. Guess they are not simply America’s Team. For what it is worth, and I’d say , the Rams beat the visiting Cowboys from the Divisional Round of last year’s playoffs, 30-22. CJ Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two scores and Todd Gurley 115 yards and a touchdown. Jared Goff threw for 186 yards. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown. You won’t find any of these guys on Saturday. Anderson is currently with the Detroit Lions. Rams coach Sean McVay certainly does not provide a s**t about the preseason because he likes to break his key men to guarantee health for the regular season. Therefore, no Goff or Gurley (not even traveling to Hawaii to save wear and tear his knee) or NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald or maybe one starter will playwith. The Rams have been 4-5 straight up and ATS below McVay in exhibition matches after dropping last week 14-3 in Oakland (that you probably watched highlights off “Hard Knocks”). Blake Bortles established that game for the Rams and was 3-for-8 for 50 yards and is predicted to begin again Saturday although likely not play much. The Rams must give most of the quarterback slides again to players John Wolford and Brandon Allen. Those two are battling for the No. 3 job. Backup running Malcolm Brown also did not play weekly or is expected to at all this preseason. When it comes to the Rams, just assume nobody you have heard of would play. Dallas coach Jason Garrett obviously does not take care of the preseason, either, as noted by his own 12-22 career straight-up record. The Cowboys were winless at the 2018 preseason and subsequently dropped 17-9 at San Francisco last Saturday. Quarterback Dak Prescott did perform a series and directed the group into a field goal, finishing 4-for-4 for 23 yards. I’d guess he only plays a series Saturday. Cooper Rush along with Mike White will watch the majority of the time since they struggle to win at the No. 2 job. Hurry, an undrafted free agent, was with the Cowboys since 2017. White, a fifth-round choice in 2018, was about the 53-man roster last season but was inactive for every game. Elliott, of course, remains away from the club demanding a contract expansion. There’s no chance he’s playing in the preseason. One of a number other Cowboys who wont play make the trip: Zack Martin, Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence and Byron Jones. With the Rams holding essentially everyone back, can’t help but slender Dallas here.

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