Cowboys to Face Rams Saturday Night in L.A. 


For the first time in 33 years, the Cowboys will travel to Los Angeles for a playoff game.

That became a reality on Sunday when the Eagles upset Chicago, making Philadelphia the lowest-remaining seed in the NFC and sending them to New Orleans.

That means the No. 4 seeded Cowboys are heading to LA to face the Rams, the No. 2 seed that had a bye this past weekend, thanks to their 13-3 record.

Kickoff for Saturday night's NFC Divisional Round at the Memorial Coliseum will be at 7:15 p.m. (CT).

The Cowboys never faced the Rams when the franchise resided in St. Louis from 1995-2015. The last meeting between the two teams in the playoffs occurred in Wild Card round in Los Angeles, with the Rams winning 20-0. Overall, the Cowboys are 4-4 in the eight playoff meetings with the Rams, which occurred mostly in the 1970s.

The Cowboys haven't played the Rams since last season, when Los Angeles won a 35-30 contest at AT&T Stadium.

With the Eagles winning on Sunday and traveling to New Orleans, it still a possibility the Cowboys could host the NFC Championship next week. If both Dallas and Philadelphia win next weekend, the final game before the Super Bowl would be at AT&T Stadium since the Cowboys would be the highest remaining seed.

But the Cowboys won't care where they play the NFC Championship Game, considering that round has escaped them since the 1995 season.

The Cowboys are obviously no strangers to the Los Angeles area, having spent many summers nearby at either Thousand Oaks or recently in Oxnard, the Cowboys' training camp home.