Is This Week Against The Cowboys A “Must-Win” Game?


This week the St. Louis Rams will be traveling to Dallas to face the Cowboys. Both teams are 1-1 and are hoping to be in the playoff hunt when December comes around. With both teams set to play each other this week, you have to wonder if this is a must-win game.

It is only week 3 and there arent many must win game this early on in the season as there will still be a lot of football to be played after this game.  However, if there ever was a week three must win game, this would definitely be it. Every year at the end of the season, there is always that team that missed the playoffs because they lost an important game early in the year, this could be one of those game. Both teams are considered playoff contenders and both are in the NFC where playoff spots are hard to come by. This game could be the difference of playing beyond week 17 or sitting home and watching the playoffs on the couch.

After the Cowboys this week, the Rams then have to play the 49ers on a short week. Now I am definitely not going to count the Rams out against San Francisco, but that doesnt mean it’s not going to be a very difficult task. The 49ers are still one of the league’s best. If the Rams lose to the Cowboys, going 1-3 could be a possibility, and if that happens the Rams can almost kiss their playoff hopes goodbye. The outcome of this game in Dallas could be the difference of going 2-2 or 1-3.

This one game definitely has the potential to shape the Rams season. The Rams have struggled playing on the road, but hopefully the experience of playing on the road last week will help the Rams’ young players. In the past, Tony Romo and the Cowboys have had their success against St. Louis, but then again which team hasn’t. The Rams have a good thing going in St. Louis and in order to keep it going and not have to dig out of a hole, they must win in Dallas this Sunday.