Game recap: Rams make argument for one of NFC’s best winning 35-30 at Dallas

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The Los Angeles Rams served notice that the status quo in the NFC West is not as it has been, beating the Dallas Cowboys 35-30 and running their record to 3-1.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff took one of those monster steps forward. In one of the biggest games he’ll play in 2017, the second year QB went 21 of 36 for 255 yards, two touchdowns and zero turnovers, as Los Angeles beats the Dallas Cowboys 35-30 at a stunned Jerry World.

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In a duel befitting two up and comers at their respective positions, both Goff and Dallas QB Dak Prescott showed that the NFC is “all good” at that position. After a hot start, Prescott would finish 20 of 35, for 252 yards and three touchdowns. A near mirror of his Los Angeles rival.

For the Rams, the win will be an indication of what is coming. After four games, LA is now sitting at 3-1 heading home for an NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. The win in Dallas will be a loud and clear message not just to the division, but to the league and the NFL media that this isn’t your FisherBall Rams.

Rams running back Todd Gurley served up another awesome performance, rushing for 121 yards on 23 carries while also catching seven passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.

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Perhaps the best part of this win will be the better effort by the Los Angeles defense, including a big stop on fourth down as the clock was winding down that ended the day for Dak and the Cowboys.

The Rams continue to score points on offense, as the defense was a reliable bookend today. LA would have to rely on a late stop as they did in San Francisco in Week 3. Those late efforts will serve them well as they get into the second quarter of this 2017 NFL season.