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Cowboys and Rams Start the 2017 Season with a Shootout

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by CaptMoe, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. CaptMoe

    CaptMoe Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Almost 900yds of offense. Almost 100pts scored. Both QBs threw for over 300yds, S. Bradford almost reaching the 400yd mark. Both QBs combined for 9 TDs. The Rams had a pair of 100yd receivers in TE J. Cook and Wr E. Royal while the Cowboys' attack spread the ball around, Echevaria hitting 6 different receivers. Most of the damage was done in the 1st half as the teams combined for 70pts. Dallas was aided by 2 huge kick returns. D. Harris returned one kick 102yds for the score in the 1st qtr and then another for 103yds in the 2nd. And that was the difference in the game.

    The other difference in this game was the stellar play of the Dallas front four against the run. It took a while for the Rams' D. Richardson to get going as he was continually met in the backfield or at the line. He finished with 57yds but gained 17 on one of them. Meaning the defense held him to just 40yds on his other 17 attempts. Richardson did manage to score twice, however.

    For Dallas, once again it was QB J. Echavaria displaying the deadly accuracy he has become known for since taking over for Romo. The OL did a great job of giving him time to find the open receiver vs zone defense, only giving up one sack. And in the 2nd half that accuracy and arm strength was put on display, hitting TE J. Hanna for a TD while also converting 1st downs at crucial moments.

    Dallas doesn't get much time to savor this victory. Up next is division rival NY, whom the Cowboys have yet to beat. This entire organization knows if they're to get into the playoffs, it is crucial for them to win these division games.

    Stay tuned...

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