Four Downs: Cowboys defense shines against Rams

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 22-10 to pick up their 4th straight win. Yes, the Rams were just 2-2 going into this game, but the Cowboys still managed to go into the house of the defending Super Bowl champions and pull out a win. Here are the four takeaways from the win.

The Cowboys’ defense likes to cause chaos:

The opening drive for the Rams ended in a sack that resulted in a fumble, and Demarcus Lawrence returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. The Dallas defense recorded five total sacks, two from Micah Parsons, that also caused two fumbles by Matthew Stafford. The Dallas defense pass rush was too much for the Rams to handle.

Michael Gallup being back revamps offense:

Gallup was the second leading receiver behind CeeDee Lamb. Gallup had four catches for 44 yards. He looks back to his healthy, elite self. On top of that, I feel like it takes a lot of pressure off of Lamb because defenses cannot just only key on him, making both Cooper Rush and Lamb’s job easier.

Tony Pollard made the most out of limited carries:

Ezekiel Elliott got the majority of the snaps. He had 22 carries compared to Pollard’s eight. However, Pollard actually out-gained Elliott in yardage, thanks to Pollard’s 57 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Elliott and Pollard have done a great job of complimenting each other this season thus far.

Who will be QB1 next week?

A lot of fans want are aboard the Rush train until the wheels fall off. He is 5-0 as a starter and 4-0 on the season. However, as soon as Dak Prescott is healthy, he will be thrown back in there as QB1. That might make a lot of fans upset, but I think that is the right move. Maybe they keep Prescott on a tight leash?

The Cowboys (4-1) travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (5-0) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:20 p.m.

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