Rams win in Dallas prove it’s a new era of NFL football in LA

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Jared Goff /

The Los Angeles Rams winning in Dallas on Sunday speaks volumes about the state of NFL football in the City of Angels.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley talked about getting a win in Dallas today. After the high scoring win against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, Gurley kept up his end of the bargain, as he and LA upended the Cowboys 35-30 in the house Jerry Jones built.

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Dallas looked to be cruising to a home win, as they built a 24-13 lead heading to the two-minute warning of the first half. LA ultimately outscored the Cowboys 22-6, as Greg Zuerlein would kick seven field goals to power Los Angeles to a 3-1 record as they head home for a divisional showdown with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Rams, who also opened the 2016 season with the same 3-1 record have a much different feel than last year. LA is settled at the quarterback position unlike last season when they were grinding with perennial back-up Case Keenum. Second year QB Jared Goff has excelled in this high powered offense, going 21 of 36 for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

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For those with questions about this team, you can likely put them to rest. This is a squad who also got a reputable performance from a Wade Phillips defense who had struggled against the Washington Redskins and the 49ers. Today, with the offense again moving the football, and the special teams scoring in bunches, LA will be a team to reckon with moving forward.

Next up is Seattle. The standard bearer in the NFC West and the 2017 favorite to repeat as division champions.

Los Angeles has served notice that they are no longer the doormat in the West. With the Niners rebuilding and the Cardinals on the way down, LA and the Seahawks look to be the favorites in 2017.

The difference this season is the Rams are better than four wins, and maybe also better than Seattle.