For now, though, the Rams and the Buffalo Bills (3-1) are two of the NFL's surprise teams, with a better record than league stalwarts such as New England (2-2), Dallas (2-2) and Seattle (2-2). The Rams' only loss came against a Washington team that has allowed just 20 points per game.
Los Angeles is now an offensive juggernaut and leads the league in points scored with 107.
Elliott had 85 yards on 21 carries for his third straight sub-100-yard game, matching the longest such streak from last season. That was soon followed by another swing pass to Elliott, this one going for a big 31-yard gain before the drive was wrapped up with a dart to Brice Butler in the back left corner of the end zone. He has collected a sack and a tackle for a loss, but the Rams' defense needs more from him if they are to live up to the lofty exceptions that come when being coached by Phillips. They began the afternoon with a 34-yard field goal courtesy of Dan Bailey on their opening drive, the first time this season that Dallas has put up points on its first possession. Quarterback Jared Goff's development over his rookie season has had a big role in the team's early ascension.
With the Rams sneaking in another 44-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the half, the Cowboys went into the break with a 24-16 advantage. After two incompletions, Prescott found Elliott on fourth down, but his running buddy was stopped 3 feet shy of the first-down marker. Zuerlein booted field goals from 28 and 43 yards to pad L.A.'s lead to eight points with under 10 minutes to play. He was instantly swarmed by blue defenders, limiting him a meaningless 9-yard gain and cutting off the comeback attempt.
Rams running back Todd Gurley is tied with Kansas City rookie Kareem Hunt for most touchdowns with six. He did it all against the Cowboys this week. Watkins leads the Rams with 194 yards receiving and has two touchdown grabs, along with Gurley.
According to Pro Football Focus, Smith was thrown at a game-high seven times, with the Rams receivers catching six passes for 68 yards.
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Jared Goff was 21-of-36 through the air for 255 yards and two touchdowns, while Todd Gurley had 121 yards rushing on 23 carries. Neither qualifies as a Super Bowl contender, leaving many to question the validity of the Los Angeles' strong start .
"He did some positive things in the game", head coach Jason Garrett said.
Much of that third quarter debacle can and should be placed on the offense due to their inability to move the football but even without Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens, the defense doesn't get a complete pass. Two plays and one Rams penalty later, Prescott's desperation toss on the run deflected off a Los Angeles defender and out of the hands of Terrance Williams.
"Him being in my class, you tip your hat to what he did a year ago", Goff said of Prescott after Wednesday's practice at Cal Lutheran.
Well, just because the Rams fumigated the essence of Jeff Fisher out of the building, there was still the kicking game that would've made ol' Fish smile. The Rams kept started pecking away with a late first half field goal.
Three thoughts from the Rams' 35-30 win against the Cowboys.
The Rams have been fairly consistent in their snap counts this season, but we're seeing a few players have their roles increase as the year goes on. Dallas had one more chance, and advanced into Rams' territory, but their fourth-down play that needed 10 yards only got nine on a completion to Ezekiel Elliott.