What to watch in Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams

Let’s keep with the theme of the big-event weekend in Arlington.

With the World Series occurring at Globe Life Field just down the street from AT&T Stadium, there’s also something special happening on Sunday. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware will be inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Ware becomes the 23rd Dallas Cowboy to be enshrined in the Ring of Honor. Ware will be inducted by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. To honor the occasion, other Ring of Honor members will join Ware and Jones on the field for the ceremony.

Ware, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5, was originally drafted by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Ware played nine years with the Cowboys, starting 140 of the 141 games he played in a Cowboys uniform. He amassed a team-record 117.0 sacks and led the team in sacks a franchise-best eight consecutive seasons. Ware was named first-team All-Pro four times, and his seven Pro Bowl selections (he had two more with Denver) are fourth by a Dallas defender, ninth in team history.

“Very appropriate,” Jones said. “It’s a special group that is in that Ring of Honor out there. It’s very special. That’s the way that I was told it needed to be it needs to be very exclusive. All of those things and he fits he fits the pitch.”

What to watch in Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and the Rams:

The Cowboys are healthy and recharged

The Cowboys (4-2) are heading into the game healthy and recharged after last Sunday’s bye.

The Cowboys had one player on the injury report on Wednesday which was the fewest since the season opener. Left tackle Tyron Smith joined Juanyeh Thomas (hamstring) after suffering a stinger in practice on Thursday.

Thomas practiced full both days and Smith was limited Thursday and Friday.

Both are expected to play against the Rams with no limitations.

“We’re healthy just coming off the bye week,” coach Mike Mike McCarthy said. That’s probably the biggest thing. I think it’s where you want to be.”

The Cowboys are 7-3 coming off a bye week over the past 10 seasons, which is tied for fifth-best record in that span. McCarthy is 11-5 coming off a bye as a head coach, the fifth-most such wins since his debut in 2006

‘’Obviously it starts with the health of your football team where you get to get everyone healthy and then you have a full week of practice,” McCarthy of his success after a bye. We believe healthy preparation will lead to having a successful football team.’‘

Is staying at home key to home success?

The Cowboys have won 10 straight games at AT&T Stadium.

No Cowboys team has won 11 straight at home since 1991-1992.

Why have the Cowboys been so good at home?

McCarthy credits the crowd at AT&T Stadium as well as a change in the team’s routine.

He allows them to stay at home and sleep in their own beds the night before the game, rather than stay at the team hotel like most organizations traditionally do.

“The opportunity to sleep in your own bed. That was a big change,” McCarthy said. “Giving the guys the opportunity to sleep at home, whether it’s false confidence or not, it’s worked. The numbers support the changes that we made and when we made them. Adjusted some team meetings, did some family stuff after the practice on Saturday. Just made it flow better where guys can get into their routine.”

The players appreciate it.

The Cowboys have things in place to make sure players aren’t running the streets the night before the game, this is a mature team that has mechanisms in place to make sure they hit their curfew at home.

“It feels good to be at home, being with my kids, family, sleeping in my own bed,” safety Jayron Kearse said. “It’s definitely something different in my career. We’ve never had anything like this and this just goes to show that a coach trusts us as a team to do the right things. This is tremendous.”

So who is in charge of the curfew at the Kearse home?

“My fiance,” Kearse said. “She gets me and my boys, all of us in bed at the same time.”

Will Dak Prescott continue to use his legs?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will never be the dual-threat machine he was in college at Mississippi State.

But coming off his best game of the season in the 20-17 victory against the Chargers when he passed for 272 passing yards and a touchdown in addition to 40 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries it’s understood that a mobile Prescott is the best for this Cowboys offense.

“I’m not as fast as I once was,” Prescott said. “But when the threat is there, and not only do I feel like I’m at my best but just the team and that’s another weapon. It’s another weapon guys got to account for on defense. It’s a bonus.”

It’s about the called runs out of the zone read and Prescott using his feet to scramble in the pocket for first downs or extend plays to throw the ball down the field.

That’s the way Prescott likes to play and it makes the game fun for him.

“Whatever the coaches ask me to do, I’m up for it. That’s kinda how I’ve always been,” Prescott said. “But obviously having been injured in the past running the ball, that’s not something that I know that we’re coming in, ‘Yeah, let’s put this many quarterback runs in,’ but situationally, down and distance, where we are on the field, yeah, there’s always going to be a few of those and when they’re called I’m excited about it.

“And that is something I just felt as I’ve said I the past, had a lot of success at it and just kind of using that in my game and that’s when I feel free at times. So just listening to my feet and playing the game and I don’t want to say doing too much or thinking too much, but just going playing ball at times.”

CeeDee Lamb wants the ball

Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb was visibly and audibly upset after not being a big part of the offense in the 42-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago.

Lamb admitted he didn’t handle things the right way but said he just wants to help the team win.

The Cowboys heard him loud and clear as he caught seven passes for 117 yards in the win against the Chargers before the bye. All seven passes were for first downs.

Lamb said the Cowboys need to continue with the pattern of getting their best receiver, who they invested a first-round pick in, the ball as much as possible.

“I have to make it clear, I’m not stingy I’m here to help,” Lamb said. “I don’t necessarily think you take anyone in the first round and not have them help the team. That’s point blank period. Just let me do what I can do to provide for this team. I know all my brothers in the locker room know I got their back. And I say that confidently.”