Then things got interesting. The Rams have notched 10 sacks in three games but also sprung a few leaks while giving up 19 fourth-quarter points in a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on September 21. Definitely not Fisher-esque.
In need of a couple clock-killing first downs, the Rams drove the ball to the Dallas 15 but had to settle for Greg Zuerlein's seventh field goal of the game, which gave them a 35-30 lead with 1:55 remaining. Troy Hill was there to recover the loose ball on Dallas' 18-yard line. The Rams' current defensive coordinator is in his first season with LA and has already revitalized the defense, especially in their pass rush. Quarterback Carson Palmer has been erratic at times this season, but offensive line struggled and he was under constant duress against the Cowboys.
Even if the Rams take the right approach on offense and defense, an upset of the Cowboys on the road appears hard.
Prescott finished 20 of 35 with 252 yards and three touchdowns, but this was after a near flawless first half with 11 of 15 passing for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
Last preseason, this match up was the coming out party for Dak Prescott as he lit up the Gregg Williams version of the Rams defense. He was instantly swarmed by blue defenders, limiting him a meaningless 9-yard gain and cutting off the comeback attempt. Jared Goff completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns. Goff's comfort in the pocket is a big reason why he has thrown five touchdowns to just one interception, and has posted a passer rating of 118.2 according to ESPN, third behind the likes of Alex Smith and Tom Brady. He did it all against the Cowboys this week.
It sounds like will be a game-time decision for Pro Bowl linebacker Sean Lee, who injured his hamstring at the end of Monday's win in Arizona. The Cowboys could also be missing Sean Lee this week. As it is, only the Cowboys have kept up their end of the bargain, making the postseason five times since 2006 to a whopping zero times for the Rams. At their current pace, they will surpass last season's total sometime during Week 7's tilt with the division-rival Arizona Cardinals. TE Jason Witten fourth all-time with 1,107 catches, but had just one against Cardinals.
Down 10-3, wide receiver Pharoh Cooper brought the Rams into scoring territory with a 66-yard kickoff return to the Dallas 35.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: The Cowboys couldn't figure out a way to stop Todd Gurley in the second half, and that's what ultimately doomed Dallas. Aaron Donald leads NFC DTs with 29 sacks, 59 tackles for loss since entering National Football League in 2014. The closest team behind them is the Seahawks at 1-2.
The Cowboys established the ground game early on Sunday, something they hadn't done much of through the first three weeks of the season. In that game, Kupp caught both passes thrown his way while finishing with 17 yards, but also the 49ers' defense deserves some credit for making it hard on the wideout to get open.