NFL Week 8: The Dallas Cowboys put on a spectacular performance at AT&T Stadium, securing a 43–20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. In this comprehensive win, they extended their home winning streak to 11 games, currently the longest in the NFL. Here’s a breakdown of their remarkable triumph:
Dak Prescott led the charge, delivering an exceptional performance. He completed 80.6 percent of his passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns, earning a quarterback rating of 133.7. This marked his eighth career game with at least four touchdown passes and his first since the 2021 season.
CeeDee Lamb’s Record-Breaking Game and Strong Ground Game
CeeDee Lamb was the primary beneficiary of Prescott’s brilliance, with 12 catches for 158 yards, setting career highs, and securing two touchdown grabs.
The running game also contributed to the team’s success, with Tony Pollard averaging 4.4 yards per carry for 53 yards. In total, the Cowboys’ ground attack accumulated 102 yards.
Dominant Defensive Performance
The Cowboys’ defense was equally impressive, keeping Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford under pressure throughout the game. Stafford completed only 59.1 percent of his pass attempts for 162 yards, earning a rating of 78.2. The defense recorded two sacks, five quarterback hits, six tackles for loss, one interception, and five pass breakups
In addition to their dominant play, the Cowboys outperformed the Rams in time of possession (35:28 to 24:32) and total yards (387 to 280), making their victory look easy.
Despite early sacks on Prescott, the Cowboys quickly rebounded, with Prescott connecting with Jake Ferguson for an 18-yard touchdown. The Rams managed to score three points with a field goal.
Special teams joined the action, with a blocked punt leading to a safety and a 63-yard punt return to set up another touchdown pass from Prescott to Lamb. The Rams scored a touchdown but failed their two-point conversion attempt.
he Rams started the second half with a touchdown, but the Cowboys responded with a 27-yard field goal, controlling the clock in a 17-play drive.
The defense stopped the Rams on fourth down, allowing Prescott to connect with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown. The game ended with both teams scoring a field goal.
The victory was indeed an impressive display of the Cowboys’ prowess on both sides of the ball.
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