INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The Cooper Rush Show came to Tinsel Town and kept rolling to conquer the defending Super Bowl champions.
Rush remained perfect as the fill-in replacement for the injured Dak Prescott, helping the Dallas Cowboys topple the Los Angeles Rams 22-10. Dallas (4-1) won for the fourth consecutive game as Prescott rehabs from surgery for a broken thumb.
And for the fourth consecutive game, Rush didn’t commit a turnover – the minimal-mistake flow essential to the plan for winning without Prescott.
No, Rush didn’t have monster numbers – he completed 10 of 16 passes for 102 yards, with zero TDs.
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Yet he had plenty of help: A fumble returned 19 yards for a touchdown by defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and a blocked punt by defensive end Dorance Armstrong that led to a field goal gave the Cowboys an early 9-0 lead. Running back Tony Pollard ripped off a 57-yard touchdown run. Brett Maher booted three field goals. And Dallas’ defense kept quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Rams offense in check, including an interception by safety Malik Hooker and sack-strip by linebacker Micah Parsons to seal the game.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (90) celebrates after scoring a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams (2-3) lost for the second time in six days as their Super Bowl hangover continues.
Three other things we learned from Dallas-LA:
Having the top performing Cooper wasn’t enough.
Reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp was undoubtedly the “best available Cooper” on the field at SoFi Stadium. Kupp caught seven passes for 125 yards – the huge chunk coming on his 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Typical stuff. After posting…
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Publish date : 2022-10-09 23:48:50
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