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Ironically, Cowboys Win Over Rams Does Little for Garrett

It took the 15 weeks to have their most dominant performance of the season. Ironically enough, it came against the only winning team they’ve faced in 2019. The Los Angeles Rams entered with an 8-5 record and as road favorites to win the game. One week after beating the now #1 seed in the – the – the Rams were absolutely destroyed by the Cowboys.

The final score says the Rams hung 21 points versus the . However, 14 of those didn’t happen until the game was practically over. You know, that period of time that’s known as “garbage time.” The truth is, the Cowboys flat out dominated the Rams in what in reality felt like a 37-7 win.

Had Dallas won a close game, it wouldn’t have been much of a surprise. After all, it was a home game and they had opened as three-point favorites before the Rams defeated the Seahawks on Sunday Night in .

The shock came with the Cowboys’ dominance. Everything went right for them. The shined bright even without Leighton Vander Esch and an early injury to , who was essentially the Cowboys’ third behind and .

returned to the field and had his best game of the season. Cornerbacks left every Rams under 50 receiving yards (although Tyler Higbee racked up 111). ran for 20 yards in 11 attempts, averaging 1.8 yard per carry.

Ezekiel Elliott, Rams

As for the , the Cowboys had two 100-yards running backs with and combining for 303 yards from scrimmage (248 rushing yards) and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Quarterback threw two touchdown passes including a 59-yard bomb to a wide open after escaping from ’s rush.

Even went well. After enduring ’s missed field goals that led the NFL, the Cowboys new Kai Forbath went three for three in two 42-yard attempts and another from 50 yards out.

One would think such an elite performance would mean good things for the Cowboys HC Jason Garrett. However, nothing likely changes after last Sunday. It’s better than losing, of course, but the win over the Rams is a perfect example of what “could’ve been” for the .

A talented group of players wasn’t able to beat a winning team until . And when they finally pulled it off, it was a dominant performance. hasn’t fired Garrett because he believes the Cowboys can have a “fairy tale ending” to the season, and that is because he truly has faith in his team.

Against the Rams, the Cowboys proved why. They seem like a team that can beat anybody in the NFC. But “can” and “will” are two very different words. Jason Garrett’s team isn’t what we saw on Sunday. It’s what we’ve seen since September. The squad that has lost seven games on the season, most of them in part thanks to poor decisions.

Heck, if it wasn’t for a mediocre division, the win wouldn’t even mean anything. But Dallas somehow leads the division, and it does mean a lot.

Jason Garrett and the Cowboys should enjoy the win, as should the . But a dominant performance in week 15 of the season doesn’t do anything at all for Garrett’s job security. Things will rightfully remain the same and that means if this football team doesn’t make a deep playoff rule, changes are coming.

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Written by Mauricio Rodriguez

I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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