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Cowboys' Prescott, Elliott Get Packers Next

Cowboys' Prescott, Elliott Get Packers Next”

I think that is exactly what happened to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Rams. That's a total of 13 points. McVay's unit could get shut out the next six games and still be averaging more than 14 points per game (14.2).

But things completely changed after the break.

Gurley is now on pace for for 1,448 rushing yards and 936 receiving yards.

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

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that having to defend standout players like Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin contributed to some of Smith's coverage problems. "We always say when we come out in the second half that it's zero-zero", Elliott said. This time the Rams were called for defensive holding, so the Cowboys got 5 yards of the penalty back.

The Cowboys (2-2) already are a loss shy of their total from last season when Dak Prescott was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Elliott led the league in rushing, also as a rookie. He capped off the series by hauling in a swing pass to the left side and taking it the final 10 yards with a dive into the end zone. They face Green Bay on Sunday less than nine months after the Packers (3-1) spoiled the duo's first playoff appearance as the NFC's top seed at home. Backup Alfred Morris had the longest Dallas run of the season and longest of his career, a 70-yarder to set up Elliott's second TD.

Last October, shortly after the Rams improved their record to 3-1, documentary cameras captured then-coach Fisher as he told his assistants, "If we stay doing what we're doing, we're not going to win another (bleeping) game". The Tigers will get the first overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft under MLB's tiebreaking rules awarding the first pick to the team with a worse record the previous season.

This year's Los Angeles Rams are different, and it's because all of the what-if scenarios have turned out for the better.

CARDINALS 18, 49ERS 15, OT: Carson Palmer threw 19 yards to Larry Fitzgerald with 32 seconds left in overtime for the game's only touchdown.

But Prescott wasn't ready to give in.

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught a 13-yard pass followed by a 13-yard pass to wide receiver Robert Woods.

SAINTS 20, DOLPHINS 0: Drew Brees threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns, and the Saints scored all but three of their points in the second half in London. The offense was rolling.

There is a difference when it comes to runs of five yards or more.

Dallas managed to drive the ball down the field, but on a key fourth down pass, Elliott was dropped one yard short of a first down.

After punting on their first series after the break, the visitors added to their point total on their next three drives. Goff worked well with running back Todd Gurley on Sunday as Gurley not only rushed for 121 yards, but also caught seven passes for 94 yards and a crucial 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Los Angeles was suddenly up, 29-24, early in the fourth quarter and showing no signs of slowing down. What if a Cowboys player jumped on that loose ball down by the goal line after Jared Goff lost it? He had seven carries of five yards or more, including three that went for 10 or more yards.

GOFF'S GROWTH: The throw to Gurley on the 53-yard score was flawless, and he led a clock-killing drive to Zuerlein's final field goal after the Cowboys scored quickly to get within 32-30 midway through the fourth quarter.



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