America's game of the week was a great one this Sunday, putting the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys up against the 2-2 Los Angeles Rams. What a game this was! The Cowboys shined on defense and managed to keep the Rams at 10 points for the whole game.
To start the game, the Cowboys managed to force a fumble on Quarterback Matthew Stafford and score early. However, due to the new long snapper, the extra point wasn't even kicked as the ball was snapped too early.
After this impressive stand on defense, the special teams made a great play themselves. The Cowboys blocked a punt that lead to a field goal. This led to a 9-0 lead, not even halfway through the first quarter.
Before the end of the quarter, the Rams managed to get a 50+ yard pass that set them up for an easy field goal.
Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp scored a 75-yard touchdown catch that pushed the score to 9-10. Just when the Rams thought they were gaining control of this game, Running Back Tony Pollard scored a 57-yard touchdown that took back the lead for Dallas.
Halftime came, and the score was 16-10, Cowboys with an impressive lead in this game. Before it started, the Cowboys were 5-point underdogs coming into Los Angeles, now they lead the defending Super Bowl champs.
In the next half, just when you thought the Dallas Cowboys defense couldn't get any better, they do. No more points were scored for the Rams this game and the defense forced another fumble and an interception.
Meanwhile, Dallas scored a field goal in the 3rd and 4th quarters. A final score of 22-10 arose from the unlikely team. Cowboys, still without Quarterback Dak Prescott, managed to beat both the defending Super Bowl champions and the Runner-up Cincinnati Bengals within his absents.
The Cowboys running game was electrifying to watch, Running back Ezekiel Elliott gained 78 yards while Pollard had 86 yards. A combined 164 yards with runs. This is one thing fans have been wanting more of and in this game the Cowboys finally delivered.
The improbable Quarterback Cooper Rush didn't have a great game with stats but yet still managed to chalk up another big win for his team. Rush threw for 102 yards and went 10/16. Cooper is now 5-0 as a starter.
So, where to next? The Cowboys will be facing their most hated team, the Philadelphia Eagles next week. This next week will be a huge game for both teams and I can't wait to watch it.
For now, Cowboy fans can appreciate a 4-1 start to the season thanks to the rock-solid defense and Cooper Rush's ability to win. How 'bout them Cowboys!