The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, marking a homecoming for quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Dallas emerged victorious, while owner Jerry Jones provided an update on the trade situation.
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys eagerly hosted the Los Angeles Rams, aiming to prolong their impressive home winning streak to 11 games.
The match held additional significance as it marked the first return of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford to his former hometown since his Super Bowl victory with Los Angeles.
The game unfolded favorably for Dallas, securing a commanding 43-20 triumph and elevating the Cowboys’ record to 5-2. Yet, this victory prompts contemplation about whether the Cowboys will remain inactive until Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.
According to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was otherwise delighted after the game, it appears unlikely that the team will engage in any trades.
This situation is subject to change, but now, the focus is on the contentment derived from a convincing victory against the Rams. How did the events of the day unfold? Join us as we take a chronological journey through the day’s events.
“I have a group of friends in town who I still keep in touch with,” Stafford remarked. “My family remains in the area, so they’ll be attending the game, which should be enjoyable. Returning there is always a pleasure, but once the game begins, it’s all about striving to defeat the Cowboys.”
During his time at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Stafford clinched a state title, a feat mirrored more recently by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ grandson, who secured two titles at the same school.
In his previous three visits to Dallas with the Lions, Stafford’s record stood at 1-2.
“Each time I return there,” Stafford reflected, “I sense that it presents a unique challenge.”
The Cowboys are actively attempting to put their humiliating 42-10 defeat against the 49ers in Week 5 behind them, while the Rams are aiming to capitalize on San Francisco’s recent setbacks against Cleveland and Minnesota to make progress in the division race.
In preparation for the upcoming games, the Cowboys promoted LB Rashaan Evans and TE Eric Saubert from the practice squad on Saturday, with both players anticipated to make their debuts.
With a current record of 4-2, the Dallas team trails closely behind the 6-1 leading Eagles in the NFC East, yet quarterback Dak Prescott still needs to catch up to Philadelphia.
“We’re primarily focused on running our race,” Prescott emphasized. “At this moment, we do not concern ourselves with other teams. We understand the challenges of this league and its toughness. Our focus is solely on our path and identity.”
Notably, for Sunday’s game, Cowboys inactives include Tyron Smith due to a neck issue.