Drew Brees threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns, and New Orleans scored all but three of its points in the second half of its victory over Miami at London.
DUAL-THREAT GURLEY: Gurley joined Hall of Famers Jim Brown (1958, 1963) and Emmitt Smith (1995) as the only National Football League players with at least 575 scrimmage yards and seven touchdowns in the first four games. However, the former Mississippi State star flirted with an interception throughout the afternoon, and the Rams finally capitalized on the Cowboys’ first possession of the fourth quarter.
Gurley is now on pace to tie Shaun Alexander’s 2005 total of 28 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns, which is second only to LaDainian Tomlinson’s 31 in 2006.
Conceding 35 points is not going to be good enough and this inconsistent play on defense is going to turn this season into a rollercoaster that could eventually lead to another 8-8 season.
Thanks to a 66-yard return by Pharoh Cooper on the ensuing kickoff, LA started in great position at the Dallas 35.
-Kicker Greg Zuerlein booted seven field goals to help the Rams maximize their time in the red zone Sunday.
“We just felt that with that much time in the game, it was just important to go for two there”, Garrett said. When the running game is ineffective, other things start crumbling around them.
Most recently, the Cowboys have won the past three games between the pair, with a 34-31 win coming in 2014.
Lawrence already has more sacks than any Dallas player last season, and is 1 1/2 shy of his career high. After Butler tacked on the extra point, Dallas was up 24-13.
The Los Angeles Rams have been here before.
He kicked the franchise-record seventh field goal with two minutes play in the game, giving the Rams a five-point lead. This year Gurley is back to being an absolute force, and he’s one of the more enjoyable backs to watch run this decade. Goff and company then completed a 10-play 75-yard drive with a one-yard slant-in catch by Watkins.
The Packers were in front right from the start in Thursday’s game, and quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead following Aaron Rodgers leading them to an opening drive touchdown.
The positive is, the Rams and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips seem to have the ability to make in-game adjustments. Gurley easily got behind linebacker Damien Wilson and then turned on the burners for an easy score.
Philip Rivers passed for 347 yards and two TDs for the Chargers, who have lost nine consecutive games dating to last season in San Diego. However, a holding penalty on Travis Frederick nullified the play. Prescott said the Cowboys are “not going to lose confidence” after their latest loss.
The Rams must find a way to get to Dak Prescott and pressure the Cowboys’ quarterback. Unfortunately, on the third and final try, the attempt was no good. The score came when Prescott found a wide-open James Hanna, who rumbled in for the 28-yard touchdown, his first career score. Ezekiel Elliott has struggled on the field as well as off the field, with 192 yards and one touchdown on the ground through three weeks of play. LA ran one play in victory formation and the game was over. OLB Mark Barron intercepted Dak Prescott in the fourth quarter.
From a pass rush perspective, the Cowboys will welcome David Irving back with open arms this week because DeMarcus Lawrence can not continue to do this alone.
Sean McVay’s upstart team hit the road and beat the Cowboys in Dallas to highlight Week 4 in the NFC West. Dallas got another shot after a defensive holding call.