Rams dominating Cowboys, but up only 7-0 after first quarter

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The Rams have run 23 plays. They have gained 137 yards. They have held the ball for 12:20 of the first quarter.

Yet, their lead is only 7-0 over the Cowboys.

The Rams scored easily on their first possession, going 75 yards in seven plays with Malcolm Brown scoring on a 1-yard run. They were on their way to a second score, converting a fourth down, before stalling at the Dallas 11.

But Rams rookie kicker Samuel Sloman missed his first career kick, a chip-shot 29-yarder that hit the left upright.

The Cowboys hired former Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel in the offseason, and kicker Greg Zuerlein followed him to Dallas.

The Rams have dominated Dallas every which way they can. The Cowboys ran six plays on their opening possession, gaining 23 yards before an Aaron Donald sack of Dak Prescott. That left Dallas with a third-and-16, and Prescott threw incomplete to force a punt.