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The offense was pedestrian throughout the first three quarters, but the backups were able to dominate the final quarter with two touchdowns.
Running back Chase Reynolds picked up 19 yards on four carries, including a touchdown, while tight end Michael Hoomanwanui was a solid bailout option for the quarterback.
It was very encouraging to see the backups perform at a high level.
The offense was unable to score any points in the third quarter, so it's hard to give them much credit.
On the bright side, Daryl Richardson is running with a lot of heart and had 51 yards on 10 carries by the end of the third quarter.
Rookie receiver Brian Quick took a thunderous hit and his return was considered questionable, but he came back into the game and caught a pass in stride for a 39-yard gain.
Overall, the Dallas defense kept the offense contained for the entire quarter.
The offense was once again unable to punch in a touchdown, but the final drive of the second quarter saved the grade.
Daryl Richardon dropped a pass in the red-zone, but he is running hard and displaying dangerous speed. Richardson is a seventh-round pick, but he is looking like a far superior back in comparison to second-round pick Isaiah Pead, who continues to struggle.
It's also frustrating to see the receivers incapable of getting open inside the 10-yard-line. The Rams spent a high second-round pick on the 6'4", 220-pound Brian Quick. Why is he riding the bench while the tiny starting receivers are being jail pounded by the Dallas secondary?
Steven Jackson did not carry the ball in the first quarter but did see action on passing downs, but there's no reason to risk injury to Jackson by having him pound it away.
In Jackson's absence, the Rams have been forced to utilize rookie Isaiah Pead, who has struggled to gain yards throughout the preseason. Pead has three carries for only five yards against Dallas.
The offensive line has struggled to create run lanes for Pead, while they also allowed a sack and committed a false start penalty.
The offense has made several nice plays, but they are playing with no rhythm whatsoever.