1. Who will make a strong case on defense?
From Bryce Hager to Micah Kiser, the defensive side of the football will see numerous position battles from now until that final preseason game in a few weeks, especially when it comes to filling starting roles.
While Aaron Donald rightfully receives the most attention on defense, Los Angeles realizes whether this team has what it takes to earn another trip to the Super Bowl could fall on the shoulders of the unit.
A high-powered offense like the Rams can only so much on their own if they don’t receive the proper support from their teammates on the defensive side of the football, and Wade Phillips must be thrilled over seeing the group of players he has to work with in 2019.
As frustrating as it was to watch Los Angeles only put up three points in the loss to Oakland, one of the most positive factors from the game was how the defense looked impressive from an overall perspective.
With the Cowboys having numerous threats of their own to work with on offense, this will be another solid test for the Rams on the defensive side of the football, and could even give a few players fighting for roles an upper hand heading into Week 3.