On Sunday at AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys hosted the Los Angeles Rams and their quarterback Matthew Stafford for a homecoming. The Cowboys emerged victorious, and owner Jerry Jones provided an update on the trade situation.
The Dallas Cowboys eagerly hosted the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, aiming to prolong their impressive 11-game winning streak at home. Additionally, it marked a significant occasion for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, as he returned to his hometown and celebrated his triumph in a Super Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles team.
Dallas had a remarkable performance, securing a resounding 43-20 victory that propels the Cowboys to a 5-2 record. However, there arises a possibility that this triumph might hinder any potential transactions for the team before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, expressed his disappointment regarding the trade prospects by stating, “It appears that we will not be making any moves.” despite his otherwise positive demeanor after the game.
That can, of course, change. However, at present, there is satisfaction derived from a resounding victory over the Rams. The following text provides a chronological account of how the day unfolded.
Stafford mentioned that he has several acquaintances residing in the vicinity who he is aware of. He further added that his family continues to reside in the same area and will be present at the game, which he anticipates to be enjoyable. He expressed his excitement about returning to that place, but emphasized that once the game commences and they are engaged in playing, their focus will solely be on striving to defeat the Cowboys.
Stafford achieved a state championship during his time at Highland Park High School in Dallas, which happens to be the alma mater of Jerry Jones’ grandson, who has also secured two state titles more recently. During his tenure with the Lions, Stafford had a record of 1-2 in his three visits back to Dallas.
Stafford expressed that each visit to the place presents a distinct challenge.
On Saturday, the Cowboys made adjustments to their roster by promoting LB Rashaan Evans and TE Eric Saubert from the practice squad. It is anticipated that both players will make their debut appearances. This move comes as the Cowboys strive to move past their humiliating 42-10 defeat to the 49ers in Week 5, while the Rams aim to capitalize on San Francisco’s recent losses to Cleveland and Minnesota in order to gain an advantage in the division race.
At 4-2, Dallas trails the 6-1 Eagles in the NFC East standings, yet Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s attention is not fixated on surpassing Philadelphia.
Prescott emphasized, “Our primary objective is to focus on our own progress. Presently, we are not concerned with any other team. We are well aware of the challenges this league presents and the level of difficulty it entails. Our sole focus is to concentrate on our own journey and remain committed to our identity.”
The list of inactive players for Sunday’s Cowboys game comprises Tyron Smith, who is sidelined due to a neck issue.
- OT Tyron Smith
- WR Jalen Brooks
- RB Deuce Vaughn
- CB Noah Igbinoghene
- CB Eric Scott Jr.
- DE Viliami Fehoko Jr.
- QB Trey Lance (Emergency 3rd QB)