LAR 35, DAL 30: Cowboys Fail To Close Out Rams At Home

Glen Mclaughlin
October 2, 2017

Dallas has won the past three meetings, including a 34-31 victory in the most recent meeting in 2014.

The Dallas Cowboys got things rolling again in week 3 with a win on the road over the Arizona Cardinals. If the Rams are able to reinforce their defense to stop the Cowboys, there might be a victory in store.

In comparison, the Cowboys haven't been as crisp as they were a year ago, though they are also 2-1 overall, but rank no higher than 16th in points per game with 21.3. The Rams have notched 10 sacks in three games but also sprung a few leaks while giving up 19 fourth-quarter points in a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on September 21. Although Elliott has struggled in his past two games with just 88 total rushing yards, the Cowboys aren't going to give up on him, especially when you consider the past two games were played against two teams that both have a top-10 rushing defense in Denver and Arizona. Ryan Switzer's fumbled punt changed the tenor of the game in the second quarter, with the Rams answering with a touchdown that cut the Dallas lead to 17-13. Gurley has 241 yards rushing to 192 for Elliott.

Also joining Lee on the inactives list for Sunday's contest are linebacker Anthony Hitchens, running back Darren McFadden, cornerback Nolan Carroll, defensive back Chidobe Awuzie and defensive end Charles Tapper. From December 23, 1973 to January 4, 1986 the two teams met in the postseason eight times. Defensive lineman Michael Brockers hit Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and knocked the ball loose, and Mark Barron recovered at the Dallas 29.

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The Cowboys rose, still arm-in-arm, and stepped back to the sideline as the flag was unfurled across the field, followed by Jordin Sparks singing the anthem. Scandrick is playing with a broken left hand and provides the Dallas secondary with a veteran awareness of how a young quarterback like Jared Goff might attack. Other times, the quarterback misses open receivers.

The Dallas coach praised his team's ability to balance game preparation with multiple discussions over the Trump-fueled issues, despite the slow start. "I know these guys over the weekend there were a lot of different decisions". Lawrence said. "I want to be here forever".

Last season he started seven games, lost all seven and threw five interceptions under former head coach Jeff Fisher. RB Ezekiel Elliott will have a big night and expect the National Football League sack leader, Dallas DE DeMarcus Lawrence, to continue his tear getting to the QB. Maliek Collins picked up two himself. TE Jason Witten has a scoring reception in three of his past four home games. According to a Sunday morning report from Todd Archer of ESPN, the Cowboys will be without starting middle linebacker Sean Lee against the Rams.

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