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Sean McVay has sad expectation for Rams’ Week 5 game

Sean McVay on the sideline

Dec 1, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 at SoFi Stadium, but head coach Sean McVay is prepared for a sobering reality.

While speaking with reporters on Friday, McVay revealed that the Rams are readying themselves for use of the silent count. He anticipates that Dallas Cowboys fans will take over the Rams’ home stadium and eliminate what would have been homefield advantage.

Although the Rams are defending Super Bowl champions, Los Angeles has been a Cowboys area for several decades. They regularly hold training camp practice in Oxnard, which is roughly an hour away from SoFi Stadium, and did so again this past summer.

The Cowboys have also been a team of choice in Southern California since 1995, when the Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders moved back to Oakland. The presence of the Chargers a few hours south of Los Angeles in San Diego did not attract LA fans.

Sunday won’t be the first time opposing fans outnumber Rams fans at SoFi, either. The same thing occurred back in January during the NFC Championship Game when San Francisco 49ers fans forced McVay’s offense to use the silent count.

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