NFL Playoffs Schedule: How to Watch, Live Stream Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams

The divisional round of the 2019 NFL playoffs gets underway on Saturday, as the Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys, while the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the matchup between the Rams and the Cowboys.

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When and where is the game?

The first of two NFC divisional round games is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

How did both teams get to the playoffs?

The Rams earned a first round bye after winning the NFC West for the second consecutive season. Sean McVay's team led the NFC in total offense and scoring with 421.1 yards and 32.9 points per game, respectively. However, after torching offenses in the first eight weeks of the season, the Rams have limped down the stretch, going 3-2 in the final weeks of the season.

Los Angeles had an almost perfect home record during the regular season losing just one game and will welcome back Todd Gurley, who has not played since December 17 because of a knee injury. When fit, Gurley is arguably the best running back in the NFL and his return could be huge for the Rams, as they search for a first win in the playoffs since 2004.

The Cowboys arrive into the game after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Dallas in the Wild Card round, which extended their winning run between playoffs and regular season to three games.

Even more impressively, Dallas is 9-1 in its last 10 games and has arguably the best defense out of the eight teams left in the playoffs. However, except for the Saints in Week 14, the Cowboys have not faced an elite offense this season and the Rams' offense should provide a much sterner test.

Players to keep an eye on

While Jared Goff and Dak Prescott deserve plenty of praise, this game could be won and lost by the two running backs.

Gurley has rushed for 1,251 yards across 256 carries this season, at an average of 4.9 yards per carry and has scored 17 touchdowns, the most of every player in the league.

Ezekiel Elliott's figures are just as impressive, with 1,434 rushing yards over 304 attempts at an average of 4.7 yards per carry and six touchdowns.

Saturday's win against Seattle was only the second playoff game of Elliott's career and he has rushed for at least 125 yards in both.

Where can I watch the game?

FOX will broadcast the game live but, as usual, there are a variety of other options to keep up with the action, including a host of paid streaming services.

DirectTV Now, PlayStation VUE, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV all offer the four major networks and ESPN, but is worth keeping in mind their live feed might not be available countrywide.

While all four providers offer on-demand content, in many markets live content is not available, therefore it is worth checking on their websites which live channels are available in your area.

FuboTV and Sling TV will also be streaming the game, which will be available via FOX's website and app.

Game odds

According to OddsShark, the Rams are 7-point favorite, while the over/under is set at 49.5. Los Angeles is -340 in moneyline term, while Dallas is +290.

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams reacts during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 16 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images