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Cowboys Vs. Rams: Sam Bradford Expected To Start For St. Louis

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is expect to start for St. Louis this week when they take on the Cowboys. Bradford suffered a high left ankle sprain at Green Bay and was wearing a walking boot on Monday.

Bradford has had a rough sophomore season in the league, as the 0-5 Rams have imploded around him. Bradford's QB rating of 72 is mediocre but not awful, however he's had five turnovers (two interceptions and three fumbles) in as many games. Even with the injury, Bradford threw for 321 yards against the Packers with a 66 percent completion rate. 

He'll need a similar performance if the Rams hope to get their first win of the season - Dallas' rushing defense (69.6 yards a game) is tops in the league, and they're allowing only 307.6 total yards a contest. 

Turf Show Times breaks down what a hobbled Bradford will mean for the St. Louis offense:

More than likely it means more work in the pocket for Bradford. Quick throws and sharp routes from his receivers will be essential if he's going to have any chance at survival. It likely means fewer roll outs, as his mobility will surely be limited with that kind of injury. 

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