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DALLAS – Anytime a defense can't stop an offense which gets outstanding quarterback play and a running back who gets over 100 plus yards, chances are pretty slim that its team is NOT going to win!
In Sunday afternoon's October 1 game between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams, played at Jerry's World (AT&T Stadium), you would think it would be outstanding play from the Cowboys' quarterback, Dak Prescott and back, Ezekiel Elliott's running that would get the job done and the win.
Well, it turns out that LA had their own offensive stars--Jared Goff, quarterback, and back, Todd Gurley, whose Rams' out-dueled, Dallas to improve their record to 3-1; the Cowpokes fell to 2-2.
While Dallas falls to a 500 record, what is even more telling is that the Cowboys were at home, and led at the half, 24-16.
It was LA who came out in the second half and answered the bell, as Goff and Gurley led the way in scoring 19 points to Dallas' 6.
After the first four games of the season, it gives a good indicator of how the season may play out for both teams.
For the Cowboys, the team is finding out that teams around the league are loading up the box to stop the run and make Prescott beat them. All the Cowboy fans who thought Dallas was going to pick up where they left off last season are in for a rude awakening. Granted a 2-2 record is not the end, nor does it mean that the 'Boys are headed for a losing season. However, you are who you are based on your record, a 500 team. I predicted prior to the season that Dallas would end up with a 10-6 record, possibly 11-5.
Up next for Dallas is Green Bay which comes into next Sunday's October 5th, nationally televised 3:25 p.m. game at 3-1 and on a two-game winning streak.
While coaches and teams preach one-game-at-a-time mentality approach and no one game determines your season in the early going, this re-match between the Cowboys-Packers will set the tone, moving forward as Dallas can ill-afford to lose another game, particularly when it's a home game. But then again, not many thought the 'Boys would lose to the Rams in the first place.