NFL Picks: Week 8: Rams vs Cowboys


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In a showdown between two of the NFL ‘s most storied franchises, the Los Angeles Rams head to AT&T Stadium to challenge the Dallas Cowboys in a Week 8 matchup.



Spread: Rams +6.5 (-110), Cowboys -6.5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Rams +230, Cowboys -280

Total: O 45.5 (-110), U 45.5 (-110)


Los Angeles Rams

NFL Team Los Angeles RamsEmerging from a 24-17 defeat against Pittsburgh, the Rams currently hold a 3-4 season record. Their campaign so far has been a roller coaster, with alternating wins and losses in their last five appearances. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has showcased his prowess with 1,908 passing yards, achieving 7 touchdowns but has been plagued with 6 interceptions. On the ground, Kyren Williams has impressed with 456 yards and six TDs. Puka Nacua has emerged as a key target for Stafford, garnering 58 catches for 752 yards. Tutu Atwell isn’t far behind, with his tally at 340 yards from 26 catches.

The Rams’ defense, led by Ernest Jones with 67 total tackles, has been formidable at times, amassing 12 sacks and 3 interceptions. However, their statistics reveal challenges, notably ranking 32nd in average kickoff returns. Still, they rank impressively in 4th down conversions, tying for 2nd in the league with a 75% success rate. Historically, the Rams have fared well at AT&T Stadium, with underdogs winning their last two games there. Stafford, in particular, has shone in Week 8 games and against the Cowboys.


The Dallas Cowboys

NFL Team Dallas CowboysThe Cowboys, fresh from a 20-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, look in good form. Quarterback Dak Prescott, with 1,333 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, has been instrumental to their success. On the rushing front, Tony Pollard leads with 370 yards. The aerial assault features CeeDee Lamb, who leads with 475 yards from 34 catches, and Michael Gallup, who has accrued 204 receiving yards.

Defensively, Damone Clark is the linchpin with 39 total tackles. Rookie Micah Parsons has already racked up 5 sacks, whereas DaRon Bland ties for 2nd in the NFL with 3 interceptions. Significantly, the Cowboys have turned AT&T Stadium into a fortress with 10 consecutive victories there.



While the Rams have shown flashes of brilliance, especially on their home turf, their injury concerns cannot be ignored. The Cowboys, with their consistent offensive firepower, seem like the obvious favorites, and BUSR’s NFL Odds agree. Although a landslide win isn’t anticipated, the Cowboys, with their array of weapons, seem primed to win by at least a touchdown. The suggestion? Side with the Cowboys, and expect them to cover the spread.