For every week, the Dallas Cowboys have been asked about slowing down Los Angeles Rams operating again Todd Gurley.
The league’s third-main rusher (despite missing the last two video games with a knee damage) was an integral a part of the Rams’ explosive offense that led the NFC in points and yards.
Nevertheless it wasn’t solely Gurley who torched the Cowboys’ rush protection. It was additionally C.J. Anderson, who helped the Rams beat Dallas 30-23 Saturday night time in the divisional playoff recreation at LA Memorial Coliseum. The Cowboys allowed a season-high 273 yards dashing. It was probably the most dashing yards the Cowboys allowed of their playoff history.
The earlier excessive was 178 yards to the Colts in a 23-0 loss on Dec. sixteen. Every week ago, Dallas held the NFL’s greatest-dashing workforce Seattle to only 73 complete yards dashing.
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Gurley led the Rams with 80 yards on 10 carries, including a 35-yard scoring run that put Los Angeles up 20-7 with just over two minutes left in the half. Anderson, nevertheless, received the Rams’ offense going early, gashing the Cowboys for 78 first-half yards, together with 33 yards within the first quarter. Actually, Anderson performed such a prevalent roll early, it seemed as if Gurley’s injured knee wasn’t ready in any case.
However he dispelled that notion when broke release the center and scored, almost untouched on a 35-yard run late within the first half.
And after the Cowboys pulled to within 23-15 within the third quarter, Gurley and Anderson pounded their means via porous front 4 that had been so necessary to Dallas’ success this season. Gurley and Anderson completed with 116 and 123 yards, respectively. The Cowboys didn’t sack Jared Goff once and solely pressured him as soon as.
The last time the Cowboys allowed two rushers from one workforce to realize one hundred or more yards in the identical recreation was towards the Baltimore Ravens in 2008, the final recreation played at Texas Stadium.
La’Ron McClain had 139 yards dashing and Willis McGahee had 108 yards dashing on Dec. 20, 2008.