Cowboys defense stifles Rams, Dallas wins 22-10

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The Cowboys’ defense is legit.

The Rams’ offense is in shambles.

Those two ingredients added up to a Dallas 22-10 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

Dallas’ defense got things going early with a scoop-and-score, strip-sacking quarterback Matthew Stafford on the third play from scrimmage and returning it for a touchdown. Though there was a botched snap on the extra point, Dallas’ special teams made up for it with a blocked punt on the Rams’ next drive to help build a 9-0 lead.

The Rams briefly held a 10-9 advantage after receiver Cooper Kupp scored a catch-and-run 75-yard touchdown. But just over 90 seconds later, running back Tony Pollard took in a 57-yard touchdown to put Dallas back on top 16-10.

Dallas closed out the scoring with a pair of second-half field goals, keeping the Rams off the board for the entire second half.

The Cowboys sacked Matthew Stafford five times, strip-sacking him twice. Stafford also lost the ball on his last dropback of the game — a fitting way for the contest to end for L.A.

While star linebacker Micah Parsons was dealing with a groin injury, he led the way with a pair of sacks. He also had a tackle for loss. Defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa had a sack, two tackles for loss, and four quarterback hits.

Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush managed the game well, though with the effectiveness of Dallas’ run game, he wasn’t asked to do much. He completed 10-of-16 passes for 102 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Cowboys rushed for 163 yards — Pollard had 86 on eight carries and Ezekiel Elliott had 78 yards on 22 carries.

On the other side, Cooper Kupp had seven catches for 125 yards with a TD. But the Rams are still struggling to get any meaningful production out of Allen Robinson, who finished with three catches for 12 yards.

The defending Super Bowl champions have more issues at offensive line, as guard David Edwards was taken out and evaluated for a concussion.

Next week, 2-3 Los Angeles will host the 1-4 Carolina.

The 4-1 Cowboys — who have gone 4-0 without quarterback Dak Prescott — will take on the 5-0 Eagles next week on Sunday Night Football.

49 responses to “Cowboys defense stifles Rams, Dallas wins 22-10

  1. Cowboys defense is for real and rolling into Philly. Going to be a great game next week!

  2. Seems a whiole slew of you football experts were dead wrong. You who laughed when we drafted Parsons, you who said we were done. It’s damn time MCCarthy gets some credit here!!!

  3. The second sentence tells you that the first one comes with an asterisk. They teed off an offense that’s reeling. I think eagles will put a stop on all this talk.

  4. That has to be the worst called game I have ever seen Moore call. 2-18 and you call a Rush run lol. The Rams are lucky Moore was calling the game or it would have been a lot worse. The Cowboys dominated this game. If not for the game Moore called it would have been a destruction.

  5. A depleted offensive line and a coaching staff that couldn’t coach Pop Warner is the perfect storm for a sub .500 season. Tutu Attwell makes a highlight film catch in the first quarter and we never see him again. Even though McVey knows he has no running game he pounds the ball anyway because he can’t admit he’s wrong. He has NO ability to make halftime adjustments. It’s time for the Rams to move on.

  6. Love to see the 1 year dynasty get rocked by the backup QB. Dallas looks pretty good in all phases and not a lot of penalties. They are better without Dakota playing I see him having a setback and rehabbing for a while. Jerruh isn’t a dummy, roll with the hot hand. No need to rush Dakota back now.

  7. Very impressive Eagles win over a team that has not won a home game since Week 7 last year. What a test! Over a noodle-armed QB who’s best attribute is fleecing the team that eploys him for a ridiculously idiotic contract.

  8. Cowboys might as well have called this a home game in LA judging by all the Cowboys fans in attendance.

  9. “The second sentence tells you that the first one comes with an asterisk. They teed off an offense that’s reeling. I think eagles will put a stop on all this talk.“
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    That’s possible, but Dallas has given every offense they’ve played problems this year. They have yet to give up 20 points in a game and have allowed 5 TDs total. It’s a good defense, and if Philly can handle them it will say a lot about Hurts and the Eagles.

  10. richndc says:
    October 9, 2022 at 7:41 pm
    Seems a whiole slew of you football experts were dead wrong. You who laughed when we drafted Parsons, you who said we were done

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    The Rams win a SB last year. What exactly have the Cowboys won this millennium?

  11. It looks like the Rams lack of draft picks are coming back to haunt them.

  12. Stafford was running for his life and taking huge hits all game long. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t turn up on the injury report this week.

  13. Super Bowl LVI Champions
    No one can ever take that away
    It was very cool, this is another year and it is clearly not theirs

    Thank you 9, 10, 99
    We will try again in 2023
    That is all

  14. Cowboys receivers are hideous dropping easy wide open passes.
    This game should have been a blowout.

  15. The Real Raider says:
    October 9, 2022 at 7:50 pm
    Love to see the 1 year dynasty get rocked by the backup QB.
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    Love to hear the opinion of a fan who’s team is an irrelevant 1-3 and showing little life and who last won a SB 36 years ago. Back to your parents basement you go now..

  16. fatcamper says:
    October 9, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    “The second sentence tells you that the first one comes with an asterisk. They teed off an offense that’s reeling. I think eagles will put a stop on all this talk.“
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    That’s possible, but Dallas has given every offense they’ve played problems this year. They have yet to give up 20 points in a game and have allowed 5 TDs total. It’s a good defense, and if Philly can handle them it will say a lot about Hurts and the Eagles.
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    “It’s a good defense”. There haven’t been any good offenses they’ve faced. Can’t crow beating the commanders and giants (despite them beating Pack).
    Yes, Philly indeed will be the first test (actually Bucs was a true test and they lost).

  17. the owners gave krpenke that SB so they wouldn’t have to help pay the 790 mill to STL, the city, plain as day

  18. Cowboys hurting a lot of dudes feelings thinking their season was over lol. Too funny, get em Irv!

  19. Turns out big Mike McCarthy can kind of coach when he has a good DC and a QB who can win games.

  20. Cowboys were up 7 before the offense touched the ball. That was huge in what was otherwise a low scoring game.

    Stafford get’s rattled easily and with that offensive line he was running for his life.

  21. Shaping up to be a 49’ers-Bills Superbowl!
    Rams got theirs last season & deservedly so but the only thing stopping Buffalo is an injury to Allen!

  22. One thing is 110%. None of you have even a modicum of knowledge about the actual game of football. Most of you barely even qualify as trolls. I’m sure you all rule your fantasy leagues and boy isn’t that something!

  23. Cowboys fan here. Still not terribly excited. Yes our D is off the charts good. But we have no O. Even today the Cowboys never once drove the length of the field and scored a td. Drove into FG range and kicked it – 3 times? If Dak is half the qb I think he is the O should improve — but not dramatically.

  24. What a waste for the SB to have been won by the Rams. Clearly just an ordinary team that caught a few breaks. We could have had so many more interesting outcomes – first SB win ever by the Bengals or Bills, a last-hurrah SB from Brady, a career-capping SB for Rodgers, a second Mahomes ring. Instead we got the most boring, rent-a-ring season finale imaginable.

    Sure, all those teams had the opportunities and missed them. But it feels like there’s just an unmemorable void forever after where the Rams win sits.

  25. The Rams Super Bowl was a gift by the owners of the NFL to help establish a fan base and pay for their $5.5 billion stadium. They claim to have a loyal fan base but, we’re not blind, the stadium is often full of other teams fans wearing their teams jerseys, especially the 49ers and Cowboys games. Same way when the Chargers play.

  26. The Rams may have sold their future for one Super Bowl. I bet most fans would agree with that sale.

  27. mrhogan0518 says:
    October 9, 2022 at 9:54 pm
    Cowboys fan here. Still not terribly excited. Yes our D is off the charts good. But we have no O. Even today the Cowboys never once drove the length of the field and scored a td. Drove into FG range and kicked it – 3 times? If Dak is half the qb I think he is the O should improve — but not dramatically.
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    Honest cowboys fan. That O is not good. 8 points were due to special teams and D. 7 points were because of one big play. Rest 7 from all of the other plays on offense.
    Most of NFC is pretty mediocre and will likely get thumped by the bills or chiefs if they make the Super Bowl.

  28. Rams better hope OBJ comes back to them when he says he will be ready to return in November since Allen Robinson has been a complete bust of a signing.

  29. nhpats2011 says:
    October 9, 2022 at 8:13 pm
    richndc says:
    October 9, 2022 at 7:41 pm
    Seems a whiole slew of you football experts were dead wrong. You who laughed when we drafted Parsons, you who said we were done

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    The Rams win a SB last year. What exactly have the Cowboys won this millennium?

    6853Rate This
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    Cowboys have won the preseason SB hype championship only to flame out for 25 years in a row. That string will never be broken.

  30. Dallas is playing well! But they always play well early in the season…Choketember is coming fast!

  31. Cowboy offense better be a much better offense against the team from Philthy. Eaglets have beaten one team in their 5-0 run and that was the Vikes. They were on the cusp in their last 2 games of getting beat.

    Looking forward to this game. Philthy fans should be frothy after having all Sunday to prime with alcohol.

  32. My boys have a SB caliber defense and when Dak returns gonna roll to number 6. How bout those cowboys!!!!!

  33. The Dallas defense is legit. 49ers and Cowboys defenses are suffocating. Parsons will be DPOY.

  34. carpenterphx says:
    October 9, 2022 at 7:54 pm
    Very impressive Eagles win over a team that has not won a home game since Week 7 last year. What a test! Over a noodle-armed QB who’s best attribute is fleecing the team that eploys him for a ridiculously idiotic contract
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    That noodle-arm qb has beaten dallas the last 2 years.

  35. eaglesrguano says:
    October 10, 2022 at 9:41 am
    Cowboy offense better be a much better offense against the team from Philthy. Eaglets have beaten one team in their 5-0 run and that was the Vikes. They were on the cusp in their last 2 games of getting beat.

    Looking forward to this game. Philthy fans should be frothy after having all Sunday to prime with alcohol
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    Dallas has only beaten one team. Rams, Bengals amd commanders are all under 500 amd look like bad teams

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