With three cracks at 2 points, Cowboys left with nothing

Tuesday, 03 Oct, 2017

I'm not saying Lee would have caused a crucial fumble or interception, but he takes pride in lining his men up where they need to be and makes sure they know their assignments. It may not have felt like much, but it was enough to keep the Rams in the game rather than snuff out the young team's hope. Definitely not Fisher-esque.

Despite all the positives, though, Smith struggled in pass coverage during Dallas' 35-30 loss. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence leads the National Football League with 6.5 sacks - his career high is eight in 2015 - and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September - a nice start to his campaign, considering he will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Stat of the Game: Despite being beat up at running back and having season-long issues on the offensive line, the Seahawks ran for a season-high 194 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. He has collected a sack and a tackle for a loss, but the Rams' defense needs more from him if they are to live up to the lofty exceptions that come when being coached by Phillips.

One example is how it was late in the third quarter as Dallas was near midfield with a fourth-and-2 on their hands.

This is the 25th regular-season meeting between the teams with the Cowboys holding a 13-11 edge.

-Kicker Greg Zuerlein booted seven field goals to help the Rams maximize their time in the red zone Sunday. After two incompletions, Prescott found Elliott on fourth down, but his running buddy was stopped 3 feet shy of the first-down marker.

Two plays and one Rams penalty later and Elliott was across the goal line again, the home team up, 17-6, and seemingly cruising. After a calamitous rookie season, former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff looks transformed under McVay's tutelage. The Trojans played in front of a crowd of more than 84,700. He did it all against the Cowboys this week.

Gurley finished the game with 23 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown on the ground and seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. For the third time in four games, he didn't have a breakaway run.

Head coach Sean McVay called a great game, exploiting the Cowboys' linebackers in coverage.

Most recently, the Cowboys have won the past three games between the pair, with a 34-31 win coming in 2014.

The Niners were not finished yet as they recovered a well-placed onside kick by 13-year National Football League veteran Robbie Gould.

Not only have the Rams stormed out of the gate, but they've proven that it's not just a fluff.

As impressive as that was, had the Rams scored a touchdown instead of kicking a field goal, it would've put the game well out of reach for Dallas.

The Rams have not fared well against the spread going just 1-2.

The Fox Sports crew of play-by-play specialist Chris Myers and analyst Daryl Johnston, as well as field reporter Laura Okmin will be at AT&T Stadium for this very interesting clash between a pair of 2-1 teams.

So who played a significant role in the win, and who was on the sidelines throughout the game? Zuerlein's final tally gave Los Angeles a five-point advantage with 1:55 left. The Rams pressured Prescott, who got sacked two times during the match.

The win was Arizona's second overtime triumph this season - it's the first time they've had two extra-time wins in the same season since 2011, when they went 4-0 in such contests.