LA Rams: Unpacking what we learned via joint practice with Cowboys

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The chance to see the starters of the LA Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in a live competitive setting was enough of a draw to bring out the fans of both teams. Of course, the expectation was so very high that the delivery of the joint practice/scrimmage was a bit underwhelming. The challenge of course was the televised coverage, which seemed to be the weak spot of the event for remote observers.

Of course, it was a popular in-person event, as the fans showed up en masse. Not only did the event draw plenty of Cowboys fans, but there were LA Rams fans present in droves as well. Of course, the build-up to the event is/was/will be the only event of its kind to feature bona fide starters for the Rams. That brought out the fans, many many fans.

That being said, the entire event was a difficult one to follow while streaming, particularly since it was hosted by the Dallas Cowboys and, of course, their video coverage including a ton of chatter about the Cowboys off-season program, about the players who may or may not make the Dallas Cowboys roster, and plenty of Dallas Cowboys personalities, including a seemingly endless interview with Cowboys COO Stephen Jones.

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If you don’t want to hear the Cowboys spin throughout the 2+ hour video, you can mute the audio, specifically for the first 50 plus minutes, and you can unmute the specific portions of this scrimmage/ joint practice. This is a crew that literally whined about last year’s loss to the Cowboys, cited a controversial officiating call as if that was the reason for the loss and a claim that the pre-Dak Prescott injury, the Cowboy’s offense was great. Great enough to be held to 17 points by the LA Rams. Oh, the Rams won the game.