NFL Week Four Match Up: Rams at Cowboys


The Rams managed another Zuerlein field goal, from 44 yards, on the final play of the first half to cut Dallas' lead to 24-16.

Elliott had 85 yards on 21 carries and backup Alfred Morris finished with 76 - 70 coming on his career-long run to set up Elliott's second TD.

The Cowboys haven't said what they plan to do in their first home game since Trump's comments after kneeling as a team before and standing during the anthem - both times locked arm in arm - prior to a 28-17 win at Arizona on Monday.

The defense took a step back against the Rams.

In 2016, Dallas was one of the best teams in the league at controlling the time of possession, averaging 31:23 per game.

Well, just because the Rams fumigated the essence of Jeff Fisher out of the building, there was still the kicking game that would've made ol' Fish smile.

Rams: First meeting next Sunday with Seattle, victor of three NFC West titles in the past four seasons. Still, it's hard to match DeMarcus Lawrence, who had three sacks and three tackles for loss. "They're physical athletes", coach Jason Garrett said. "I think you can build that confidence through, like I said, success on the practice field and success when communicating and stuff like that". Los Angeles has a young, high powered offense that can absolutely air the ball out. Goff had career-best 145.8 passer rating against 49ers with 292 yards, three TDs. Aaron Donald leads NFC DTs with 29 sacks, 59 tackles for loss since entering National Football League in 2014. It's not realistic to expect Goff to outplay Tom Brady for the rest of the season.

The most interesting angle of this game is the dynamic friendship between Goff and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott has looked sluggish early on, but he showed signs of a breakout a week ago. 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.

The Los Angeles Rams look to pull off the upset as they take to the road to face off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

TURNING POINT: The Cowboys were in complete control and led 17-6 with 8:40 left in the second quarter.

After years of unimaginative, inefficient offenses, the Rams have fully rebranded themselves as a scoring machine under new head coach Sean McVay, whose scheme - a fusion of spread concepts and traditional West Coast principles - has produced more points than any other unit this season.

In case of an emergency, fullback Keith Smith is available to play at linebacker today against Los Angeles, as it was the position he held before being shifted to the offensive side of the ball.