Finally, finally, the Cowboys made it all come together for four full quarters. Dallas beat up on the St. Louis Rams 34-7 in a must win type of game and improved their record to 3-3. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has been criticized to his draws for his play-calling, lack of smartly called plays and his use of the running game.
I believe, at least for one week, Garrett got it right. He may have also found his running back of the present and future.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran for a team-record 253 rushing yards on 25 carries. He broke Emmitt Smith’s record of 235 and shattered the team rookie rushing record previously held by Tony Dorsett.
Dallas did a great job defensively against the Rams as they held the Rams to just 265 total yards. Total domination by the Cowboys, but it was supposed to happen that way. The Cowboys outmatched the Rams in most aspects of the game, and they played that way today.
The Rams were without starting quarterback Sam Bradford and it showed. Back-up A.J. Feeley had a paltry 196 passing yards and Dallas held Steven Jackson to 70 yards rushing.
This win should give Dallas great momentum heading into their matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly.
But this Sunday is no different from the previous. We always learn something when the Cowboys play, and against the Rams, we learned eight things from this ball game. Check them out after the jump.