Cowboys Dominate Rams in Most Simulations
The Cowboys have not given anyone confidence that they are a sure bet to win in any given week.
However, if there were such a week, this might be it. In the two most popular simulation engines, Dallas won 87% of the games or more. It helps that St. Louis will have to go with A.J. Feeley instead of Sam Bradford.
The Cowboys won 88% of AccuScore’s simulations, as Tony Romo averaged more than 300 passing yards and DeMarco Murray had solid games.
The Dallas Cowboys are a heavy favorite winning 88% of simulations over the St. Louis Rams. Tony Romo is averaging 298 passing yards and 1.9 TDs per simulation and DeMarco Murray is projected for 65 rushing yards and a 35% chance of having at least 1 rushing TD. In the 12% of simulations where St. Louis Rams wins, A.J. Feeley averages 1.82 TD passes vs 0.74 interceptions, while in losses he has a ratio of 1.03 TDs to 1.41 interceptions. Steven Jackson averages 55 rushing yards and 0.31 rushing TDs when St. Louis Rams wins and 37 yards and 0.15 TDs in losses. Dallas Cowboys has a 50% chance of forcing more turnovers than they commit. Positive turnover margin helps them win 93% of the time.
The results in What If Sports was similar to the AccuScore simulations. Dallas won 87.7% of the games as Romo averaged 318 passing yards.
The Rams made it more of a game in the Madden simulation, but the Cowboys proved to be too much.
Brandon Lloyd makes an immediate impact with the Rams, catching eight passes for 100 yards and one touchdown in a stat like that fantasy football fans around the country will rejoice over (if he’s on your team, that is). But even with the Rams newfound passing threat, it’s still not enough to beat Dallas as the Cowboys actually play a mistake free game and take out the Rams 24-16.
Tecmo Super Bowl 2012: St. Louis 20, Dallas 10
In a stunner, the Cowboys fell to 4-2 by losing to the Rams in week 7 action. Dallas had a terrible time stopping Steven Jackson, who rushed for 93 yards and scored the game-clinching touchdown.
On the season, the Cowboys now trail the Giants by one game in the NFC East.