After leaving in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers due to concussion protocol, Sammy Watkins will suit up for the Los Angeles Rams against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
In an offseason filled with plenty of exciting moves, the argument can be made that nothing topped the surprise acquisition of Sammy Watkins for the Los Angeles Rams in a trade with the Buffalo Bills during the preseason. For a team that had been in search of a reliable deep threat for Jared Goff to work with in the passing game, the Rams hope to see Watkins turnout to be that answer throughout the course of the 2017 season.
Because if everything does go according to plan for Los Angeles, there’s a good chance the team will even consider working out some sort of deal to make sure Watkins is around for the long run. For now, the Rams should just be thrilled over the fact that Watkins will be healthy enough to go after leaving early in Week 3 due to concussion protocol.
Luckily, the few extra days off since Los Angeles last played on a Thursday most likely benefitted Watkins when it came to returning to full strength, and with a tough matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Goff is going to need all of the help he can get on offense from his teammates. Between Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, this Cowboys squad arguably has one of the best offenses in football, so there’s a good chance this turns into a very high-scoring outing.
As for Watkins, there’s nothing Los Angeles would love to see more than the wideout display a similar performance to San Francisco when he caught six passes for 106 yards with two touchdown catches. When looking at how much the Cowboys’ secondary struggled at times defending the Arizona Cardinals, it’s tough not to assume Watkins is capable of doing the same on Sunday.