The Los Angeles Rams are expecting more the 90,000 as the Los Angeles Coliseum for Saturday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s not just the preseason opener for both teams but the first NFL game to be played in Los Angeles since Rams and Raiders bolted nation’s second largest city in the 1990s.
It will present an opportunity for Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to see how his team, particularly the young quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Jameill Showers, perform under the spotlight.
“As we go along in training camp you are always trying to up the ante and see how players respond to different circumstances,” Garrett said. Even early on in practice we create these situations where we circle guys up and a pass rusher goes against an offensive lineman in one-on-one setting with everyone watching. And there is a reason we do that, to see how they perform on stage. And the preseason games give us a great opportunity to do that as well. It will be a great atmosphere at the Coliseum this Saturday night. It’s an honor and privilege to play in this game. It will be fun to see how guys respond to that. To be in that iconic stadium, be in that atmosphere, the Rams coming back to the NFL. It will be a really good setting for our team and a great evaluation opportunity for all of us.”