Rams make a statement with 35-30 victory over Cowboys


The Rams entered Sunday’s game with a 2-1 record and an impressive 35.7 points per game average. But their first two victories came against the Colts and the 49ers, so the Rams probably didn’t get the credit due.

But Los Angeles’ victory over the Cowboys — on the road — should send a statement that these aren’t the same ‘ol Rams.

The Rams dominated the second half, overcoming a 24-16 halftime deficit to win 35-30.

Greg Zuerlein kicked seven field goals, which makes him a contender for NFC Special Teams Player of the Week but is the only reason the Cowboys had a chance at the end. The Rams settled for field goals of 49, 44, 44, 30, 28, 43 and 33 yards.

Their only touchdowns were Jared Goff passes to Cooper Kupp for 7 yards and Todd Gurley for 53 yards.

Gurley was the game’s star with 23 carries for 121 yards and seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Goff completed 21 of 36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cowboys lost only three games all of last season as Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott took the league by storm. They already have lost two games this season, falling to 2-2.

Dallas lost two turnovers, a fumble by Ryan Switzer and an interception by Prescott.

Prescott completed 20 of 35 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns as well as the interception, and Elliott rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough.

UPDATE 6:24 P.M. ET: Officials originally ruled Prescott’s turnover a fumble. Statisticians changed it to an interception after the game.

26 responses to “Rams make a statement with 35-30 victory over Cowboys

  1. Loved the mental toughness the Rams showed on the final drive. A bad team commits defensive penalties and just gives the other team free yardage and extra chances to win the game.

    Gurley’s evolution in the pass game makes him that much harder to stop. He’s an early Offensive Player of the Year candidate. And the Rams offense is no fluke.

  2. Love it when the cowboys don’t win games. I hope they were showing Old Jerrah squirming at the Loss.

  3. I don’t care what team you cheer for but the Rams are a legit team. If their defense was half as good as their offense this would be a dangerous playoff caliber team IMO.

  4. Michael Ellis says:
    October 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    With six field goals by the rams the cowboys are lucky they lost by five points!

    Seven field goals to be exact (a new Rams franchise record), but your point is still valid. Maybe even more valid with seven instead of six.

  5. The era of the Danish Ham, DAK, is over. Just like all other FAKE QB’s before him who are really running backs who can think they can throw, this clown is not professional football quality when it comes to being a passer. He runs when he should throw and is a coward – he cannot handle a pass rush as a passer. Running is a cowardly way to play the position and that facet will be the quickest to leave him when he gets pounded.

    I still feel the Dallas football team will miss the playoffs because last year was 100% mirage.

  6. irishgary says:
    October 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Makes me wonder how lousy a coach fisher really was

    He was average. Literally.

  7. I’ve never been a “fire Garrett” Cowboys fan but I’m starting to think it’s time for a change. All year they’ve lacked any fire. They are lucky to have won the Arizona game, 1-3 is way closer to how they’ve actually looked. The only thing I can hope is that last year was a cake walk and they lost game one of the playoffs. Maybe this year a little adversity is good.

    The Rams on the other hand are legit. Big mental toughness to hang around and take advantage. They are looking good.

  8. Total letdown after a dominant first half. The defense struggled but the real culprit was a predictable,conservative plan on offense by Linehan in the second half. Give props to Rams on game played really well, but Cowboys coaches disappointed on adjusting at both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

  9. The Rams were one of the most boring teams to watch over the last 13 years. All 4 games they have played so gar have been exciting. Win or lose, i like to watch exciting football. I wonder if any of the 18 million people in L.A. realize they have a decent team.

  10. The meaningful opinions of people who have been haters since their armchair quarterback daddies have been hating? Ask yourself why you hate the Cowboys and you will see how much of a follower you are.

  11. I remember when McVay was hired, the consensus comment by people here was a dumb for hiring a coach so young. Sean McVay is quickly proving that he is one of if not the brightest offensive minds in the league, but will be a great head coach for years to come. He has Goff easily playing as a top 10 possibly even as a top 5 quarterback. Todd Gurley is neck to neck with Kareem Hunt for best running back. The Rams went from averaging 13 points per game last year to scoring 35+ in 3 out of 4 games this year. It’s early and a lot can change but I have McVay as my early favorite for Coach of the Year

  12. “Not saying Rams aren’t legit but temper it a bit because they were 3-1 last year to start the season and ended up 4-12.”

    That’s true but last year they scored 63 total points in that 3-1 start. This year they’ve already scored 142. When you can score like that winning feels a lot more sustainable.

  13. This just goes to show, you shouldn’t judge a ROOKIE QB too quickly. This is why teams, and especially fans/ media need to be patient with rookies at the most important and complicated position on the field. Here’s hoping Goff continues to prove the impatient critics wrong.

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