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GAME RECAP: Dallas surprises in 44-21 home victory over Rams

GAME RECAP: Dallas surprises in 44-21 home victory over Rams

ARLINGTON, Tx — The Dallas Cowboys proved once again why they’re the most appalling team in the NFL. Having never beaten a team above .500 this year, against a team that outscored their past two opponents 62-19, the Cowboys defeated the Rams 44-21 Sunday afternoon at ATT Stadium.

After being forced to punt on their opening possession, the Cowboys scored on their next five possessions of the game. Their first touchdown drive came early in the first quarter on a 15-play, 90-yard drive that was capped off with a 19-yard TD pass to Jason Witten.

The Rams bled their next possession into the second quarter as a two-yard pass from Jared Goff to Todd Gurley tied the game up 7-7 with the ensuing extra point.

From there, Dallas asserted their dominance. A quick 15-yard run from Ezekiel Elliott set the cowboys up on their 40-yard line. Following another short run from Zeke, Prescott evaded an ensuing Rams linebacker before finding an open Tavon Austin across the field en route to a 59-yard score.

The Rams were forced into a three-and-out and were forced to punt. After a pair of quick runs from Zeke, Prescott found tight end Blake Jarwin down the right sideline for a 20-yard gain.

A couple plays later, Tony Pollard put his imprint on the game with a huge 25-yard run off right tackle. The impact plays continued to come as Prescott connected with Jarwin for another 20-yard gain on the next play. Set up on the LA 16, the offense slowed a bit and was faced with a 4th and 1.

Prescott pushed forward on a QB sneak to convert before Elliott punched it in the endzone from a yard out a few plays later.

With a 1:57 left until the half, the Rams had just enough time to stack some positive plays together. However, on their second play, Goff attempted to throw a needle into Robert Woods that was intercepted by Sean Lee. The remarkable grab was returned to the LA 9. Zeke powered it home from three yards out three plays later.

After a bit of confusion on if Prescott used the right terminology in deferring till the second half, Dallas received the ball first after halftime. The drive ended with Cowboy fans watching new addition Kai Forbath nail a 50-yard field goal to move the score to 31-7.

The Rams and Cowboys’ next possessions both ended in punts before LA turned the ball over on downs on their second drive of the half.

Forbath continued to show his worth as he nailed both of his next two field goals from 42 yards out. The Rams ended their final two possessions of the game with garbage-time touchdowns.

Dallas ended their final drive with a 44-yard TD run from Tony Pollard.

Dallas moves to 7-7 with a division match against the Philadelphia Eagles next week.

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