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Dallas Cowboys 22-10 Los Angeles Rams, Dallas defense leads Cowboys to victory, summary: score, stats, highlights | NFL Week 5

Update:
The Cowboys extend their winning streak to 4 as they beat the defending Super Bowl champions LA Rams in a defensively dominant victory.

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Cowboys defeat defending Super Bowl champions Rams

1st Quarter Summary

The Cowboys defense started off the game dominant as ever. On the Rams' first drive of the game, Armstrong sacked and forced a fumble on Stafford and Lawrence recovered it and ran it in to give the Cowboys the touchdown to start off the game. They missed the extra point as the ball came loose.

Just after that, Stafford made 3 incomplete passes in a row to bring the Rams to 4th down. Then, Armstrong AGAIN makes a big play, blocking the punt and giving Dallas the ball right in Rams territory. They're only able to get a field goal from that, but it's enough to give the Cowboys a 9-0 lead early in the 1st quarter.

The Cowboys defense held the Rams off again, avoiding a touchdown but Gay got them the 29-yard field goal to make it a 6-point game. Rush got sacked by Aaron Donald just before the end of the 1st quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary

The Rams got their first touchdown to start off the 2nd quarter on a huge explosive play by none other than star wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who busted out with a 75-yard run for the TD. That gave Rams the lead for the first time, 10-9 with 9:31 remaining in the half. 

That lead didn't last long. Rush gave the ball to Lamb, who took off for 16 yards and on the next play, they got the score. Running back Tony Pollard exploded through the defenders and taking off on a 57-yard run for the touchdown. The Cowboys took back the lead, 16-10. 

Donald got a second sack on Rush to start off the next drive. The defenses dominated, forcing 4th downs on both sides. The Rams though, faked it on 4th and 5 and Dixon got a pickup of 12 for the 1st down. The Rams couldn't get far enough after that, though. Dallas held them to 4th down and the Rams didn't take the risk of a field goal, leaving the game with the Cowboys at a 16-10 lead going into halftime. 

3rd Quarter Summary

The Rams defense was working hard to keep Dallas out of the endzone and doing a good job of it. Jalen Ramsey got a sack on Rush and the Cowboys were held to just a field goal with 8 minutes left in the 3rd. There was a little bit of a scare when Cowboys defender Micah Parsons left the game with a groin injury, but he was back at it pretty quick and immediately got a sack on Stafford (his second of the night), so I guess he's just fine. At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Cowboys were up 19-10.

4th Quarter Summary

The Dallas defense kept doing their thing, holding the Rams to a field goal attempt. Their kicker, Matt Gay, missed his first field goal of the season, a 51-yard attempt. The Rams and Cowboys went back and forth on offense for a while before finally Cowboys kicker Maher got another field goal, a 36-yard attempt that put Dallas up 22-10.

The Dallas defense continued to dominate. Odighizuwa sacked Stafford just before Hooker intercepted a pass by Stafford. Those two huge plays by the Cowboys D gave them the ball back and even once the Rams got it back again, the Dallas defense made absolutely sure nothing came of it.

To end the game, Dallas did exactly what they did to start the game. Parsons sacked Stafford (his second of the night), forcing him to fumble, and Dallas' Williams recovered it to get Dallas the ball back yet again and seal the victory. The Cowboys defeat defending Super Bowl champs Rams 22-10 to extend their winning streak to four and their record to 4-1. The Rams fall to 2-3.

The Cowboys take on the Eagles next week. Not only are they divisional rivals, but Philadelphia is the only team without any losses. At 5-0, the Eagles sit comfotably atop the NFC East. But Dallas will try to change that next week on Sunday Night Football.

Parsons leads NFL in QB pressures with 24 in 5 games

Dallas defense was ridiculous!

Cowboys defeat Rams

And the game ended just as it began, with a sack and a fumble for a turnover. The Cowboys advance to 4-1 as they continue their winning streak, led by the defense.

01:31 Q4

Stafford is SACKED by Parsons for his second of the game and the ball is FUMBLED and recovered by Dallas Williams at the Cowboys 39

02:00 Q4

Two-minute warning

Stafford pass short Kupp is caught for a pickup of 17 yards to the Dallas 30. 

02:21 Q4

Cowboys punt it away at 4th and 7. Powell tries to run it back but Kelvin Joseph makes the tackle at the Rams 46

03:17 Q4

Elliott gets nowhere - Dallas is at 3rd and 7

Rams take third timeout

03:23 Q4

Rams take second timeout

03:23 Q4

The Cowboys have the ball back and a 12-point lead and they'll try to run out the clock

HookerINTERCEPTS Stafford's pass intended for Robinson

Odighizuwa SACKS Stafford fora. loss of 9 - 3d and 13

The Cowboys fans are indeed LOUD! Encroachment penalty on Cowboys' Hill - 2nd and 9

Stafford to Skowronek for a pickup of 6 got Rams to 2nd and 4 and an incomplete pass plus penalty on Rams' Havenstein for Holding pulls them back to 2nd and 14.

Stafford to Henderson gets a gain of 15 followed by another 15 yards on a pass to Kupp. A Roughing the Passer call on Fowler gives them the automatic 1st down at the Dallas 37

Dallas extends the lead as the defenses continue to dominate the game. Maher made a 36-yard attempt with 5:32 left in the game as Dallas leads by 12.

Maher 36-yard field goal attempt is GOOD

05:36 Q4

Dallas takes 2nd timeout.

They're at 4th and 1 at the Rams 17, within FG range

Rush to Lamb gets a gain of 11, just a yard short of the 1st down as the clock keeps on going

06:22 Q4

Dallas takes first timeout - they are in FG range at the Rams 28

It's all about Elliott now. He loses 2 yards and then gets none to bring the Cowboys to 3rd and 12.

And Pollard gets the 1st down as the clock keeps ticking

Pollard bursts through the hole for a 9-yard gain to 2nd and 1at the Rams 29

They give it to Elliott again - running up the clock - and he gets a gain of 7 and the 1st down

Two short runs by Elliott bring Cowboys to 3rd and 2

Turpin takes it up 12 yards to the Dallas 48 to give Cowboys good field position with 11:09 in the 4th.

Rams at 3rd and 3 at Rams 17...and it's an incomplete pass to Skowronek who was wide open. Rams will punt it away again at 4th and 3.

Rams' Edward and Cowboys' Lawrence are both on the ground

The Rams defense needed to make a big play here and they did - Lamb caught the pass but then dropped it. 4th and 4. 

Elliott gets a gain of 6 to bring Cowboys to 3rd and 4

Donald put the pressure on and Rush pass is incomplete to Lamb who's covered by Haley - 2nd and 10

Gay 51-yard field goal attempt is NO GOOD

This was Gay's first missed FG of the year. Cowboys will take over at their own 33.

Rams get to 4th and 13 at the Cowboys 33

END Q3

Rams are down by 9 at the end of the 3rd quarter. They have the ball at the Cowboys 29 at 2nd and 20.

Holding on Skowronek brings Rams to 2nd and 20

Kupp throws it deep to Akers but he misses it, brings Rams to 2nd and 10

A 35-yard punt and Powell runs it 15 yards back to give Rams great field position right away inside the 30

Haley blocks the pass and brings Dallas to 4th and 8 and they'll have to punt it back to LA from their own end zone

Pollard sprints it at 3rd and 1 for the 1st down but it's called back on a Holding call on Hendershot - 3rd and 8

02:46 Q3

Rams punt it away and it's Dallas' ball again

Parsons is BACK IN and he SACKED Stafford on 3rd and 11!

03:58 Q3

Stafford pass incomplete to Kupp brought them to 2nd and 10 and Rams take their first timeout

Stafford was under a lot of pressure but he kept the ball alive and got the pass to Higbee for 6 yards and the 1st down

Rams get held to 3rd and 2. Will they convert?

On 3rd and 5, Stafford throws a shotgun pass to Higbee for 10 yards and a 1st down

Micah Parsons is out for now with a groin strain. Not good news for Cowboys defense today.

The Rams defense is putting in the work to keep Dallas from getting another TD. Ramsey got a sack on Rush and Wagner batted away a 3rd down pass. The Cowboys were forced to kick a field goal instead of getting a TD. Maher's 40-yard attempt was good. Cowboys take a 9-point lead with 8:11 left in the 3rd.

Maher 40-yard field goal is GOOD

Rush's pass is knocked away by Bobby Wagner! That trash talking...this is what he meant. Cowboys at 4th and 5 will attempt the field goal.

Elliott gets two short runs to bring Cowboys to 3rd and 5...

Rush gets it away to Lamb under pressure and there's a penalty on the Rams Haley for Defensive Holding - declined, Cowboys at 1st and 10 at the Rams 27

Gaines gains on Elliott and pulls him down to bring Cowboys to 3rd and 4

Rush to Gallup for the catch and 26 yards and he impressively keeps his two feet IN BOUNDS for the 1st down!

Rush scrambles for 3 yards - 3rd and 15 and Cowboys are in trouble here

Rush is SACKED by Jalen Ramsey for a loss of 8 yards - 2nd and 18

Cowboys get the 1st down to bring them to the Dallas 37 but then...

Cowboys at Rams: Halftime Summary

1st Quarter Summary

The Cowboys defense started off the game dominant as ever. On the Rams' first drive of the game, Armstrong sacked and forced a fumble on Stafford and Lawrence recovered it and ran it in to give the Cowboys the touchdown to start off the game. They missed the extra point as the ball came loose.

Just after that, Stafford made 3 incomplete passes in a row to bring the Rams to 4th down. Then, Armstrong AGAIN makes a big play, blocking the punt and giving Dallas the ball right in Rams territory. They're only able to get a field goal from that, but it's enough to give the Cowboys a 9-0 lead early in the 1st quarter.

The Cowboys defense holds the Rams off again, avoiding a touchdown but Gay gets them the 29-yard field goal to make it a 6-point game. Rush got sacked by Aaron Donald just before the end of the 1st quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary

The Rams got their first touchdown to start off the 2nd quarter on a huge explosive play by none other than star wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who busted out with a 75-yard run for the TD. That gave Rams the lead for the first time, 10-9 with 9:31 remaining in the half. 

That lead didn't last long. Rush gave the ball to Lamb, who took off for 16 yards and on the next play, they got the score. Running back Tony Pollard exploded through the defenders and taking off on a 57-yard run for the touchdown. The Cowboys took back the lead, 16-10. 

Donald got another sack on Rush to start off the next drive. The defenses dominated, forcing 4th downs on both sides. The Rams though, faked it on 4th and 5 and Dixon got a pickup of 12 for the 1st down. The Rams couldn't get far enough after that, though. Dallas held them to 4th down and the Rams didn't take the risk of a field goal, leaving the game with the Cowboys at a 16-10 lead going into halftime. 

END Q2

Halftime

Elliott picks up 4 yards as time runs out

00:23 Q2

Dallas will get the ball back at their own 12 just before halftime

Stafford overthrows for incomplete pass to Henderson - 4th and 5. They are in field goal range with 29 seconds left but they will punt it to not risk it.

00:34 Q2

Kearse was all over Higbee and Stafford threw an incomplete pass to bring them to 3rd and 5 as LA takes their second timeout

0:37 Q2

Stafford throws a high pass caught by Skowronek for 5 yards, 2nd and 5 and Rams take their first timeout.

Stafford incomplete pass under pressure, 2nd and 10.

Stafford to Higbee for 5 yards, 3rd and 5.

Stafford to Skowronek for 8 yards, FIRST DOWN Rams.

02:00

Two-minute warning

They faked the punt and faked me out!! Stafford passed to Dixon and he got it for 12 yards and the Rams 1st down!

Stafford under pressure and Diggs was all over Skowronek - incomplete, Rams at 4th down, will punt it back to Dallas again. Defenses are dominating this game!

A Stafford-Higbee incomplete followed by a Stafford-Higbee 5-yard pickup brings Rams to 3rd and 5...

Rush gets it to Lamb, but 24 yards was a lot to ask. He picked up just 13 to bring Dallas to 4th and 11. And they punt it away again.

Donald gets his SECOND SACK on Rush for a loss of 9 to put Dallas at 3rd and 24. Yikes!

Rookie Tyler Smith's penalty problems continue as he gets his second Holding call, Dallas at 2nd and 16

And here's Pollard's 57-yard TD run to respond to the Rams!

Here's a look at that 75-yard Rams TD by Kupp!

Rams go 3 and out after the Dallas D holds them to 4th and 7

The Cowboys answered the Rams right away with a touchdown of their own! The defense has been carrying Dallas until now, but Pollard broke free with a 57-yard run after a 16-yard catch by Lamb. And now Dallas takes back the lead, 16-10 after the extra point with 7:59 left in the 2nd quarter.

COWBOYS TOUCHDOWN!

The Rams take back the lead on a HUGE run by none other than Cooper Kupp. Diggs was right there, but Kupp got away and he was gone, gone, gone 75 YARDS. Gay PAT is good. Rams are in the lead with 9:31 to go in the 2nd quarter.

RAMS TOUCHDOWN!

Ouch! Rush sent a ball to a wide open Gallup and he just...didn't catch it. Cowboys at 4th and 2 now and they'll punt it back to the Rams.

Rush to Gallup for an 11-yard gain and the 1st down. This is only Dallas' second 1st down. Their defense has been doing all the leg work up to now.

Skowronek gets a good run of 13 yards but it's still short of the 1st - brings Rams to 4th down and they punt it back to Dallas.

Two pressures on Akers in a row by the Dallas defense for back-to-back losses to bring the Rams to 3rd and 17

END Q1

That takes us to the end of the 1st quarter and it's 9-3 Dallas. The Rams have the ball at their own 27 on 1st and 10.

Akers gets a 13-yard gain and the 1st down and it's about time he does something this season

Rush gets his first SACK by Aaron Donald! There was also a penaltyonDallas for Holding by Smith ON Donald. The ball was FUMBLED and recovered by Dallas' Smith. Dallas punts it back to LA on 4th down.

Rush to Elliott and Brown gets the Cowboys to 3rd and 1 and Elliott gets through the hole for a 9-yard run and the 1st down.

The Rams get a huge 54-yard catch by Atwell to put them in Dallas territory, but the Cowboys defense is able to hold them off from getting a touchdown. Gay's 29-yard field goal gets them points on the board though with 5:22 left in the 1st quarter.

Gay 29-yard field goal is GOOD

Stafford pass incomplete to Robinson - 4th down 

Akers is taken down right away by Brown - 2nd down. Pressure on Stafford by Armstrong forces him to throw it away - 3rd down.

Stafford pas 54 yards to Atwell is CAUGHT! Rams are at the Cowboys 10 in the red zone!

Neutral Zone Infraction on Dallas' Parsons gives Rams automatic 1st down

Cowboys' defense is on fire already. Dorance Armstrong blocked the Rams' punt return and recovered it to put them in great field position to score. The Rams defense held them to 4th down, forcing them to kick a field goal, but that got them more points on the board on a 33-yard kick by Brett Maher.

Maher 33-yard field goal is GOOD

Rush to Schultz INCOMPLETE, 4th down and 5 at the Rams 15

8:51 Q1

Rush to Zeke for 5 yards and an incomplete pass to Lamb brings the cowboys to 3rd and 5 and they call a timeout.

The Cowboys finally get the ball on offense at the Rams 20

Three incomplete passes in a row by Stafford after he's under pressure by the Dallas D. It's 4th and 10 and the Rams punt it back to Dallas and it is BLOCKED and recovered again by Dallas, this time by Armstrong!

Akers finds the hole to get a 9-yard pickup and the 1st down. But then Powell missed an opportunity to burst through when he slipped and fell, bringing Rams to 2nd and 9. Stafford was very nearly sacked on the next play, but he got it away just in time and it was CAUGHT by Allen Robinson to put them at 3rd and 3. A wide open Higbee gets the catch for 9 yards and the 1st down to bring Rams to the Dallas 46.

The Cowboys were not ready for the extra snap! The ball came loose and play was over, no PAT.

Well, you didn't see that coming, or did you? On 3rd and 1, Stafford was SACKED by Armstrong, FUMBLED the ball, and Dallas' Lawrence RECOVERED it and took it 19 yards right into the endzone for the TOUCHDOWN for the Cowboys!

COWBOYS TOUCHDOWN!!!

Game on!

Dallas won the toss and deferred. The Rams will start us off on offense. It's game time!

Gameday weather forecast

The weather in Cali today is beautiful as usual with temperatures around 69 degrees. It's partly cloudy, but no chance of rain in the forecast. 

Cowboys Inactives

Though he was initially hopeful to be back in Week 5, quarterback Dak Prescott is inactive yet again. Offensive tackle Jason Peters is also out with a chest injury he sustained in practice on Thursday, which is a shame for Dallas as they have been trying to get him up to speed to start at left guard. Defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna moved from Questionable to Inactive after a shoulder injury in Week 4. Other inactives include rookie wide receiver Jalen Tolbert, cornerback Nahshon Wright, linebacker Devin Harper, and safety Markquese Bell. Safety Jayron Kearse will play this game after coming back from an injury.

Rams Inactives

The Rams are dealing with injury problems and have been since the start of the season. They will still be without center Brian Allen, who has been out since Week 2 with a knee injury he sustained in the season opener against the Bills. Cornerback David Long is also still out after missing the last two weeks, and safety Taylor Rapp is also out after a rib injury he sustained last week. Also listed as inactive are cornerback Cobie Durant, quarterback Bryce Perkins, and wide receiver Lance McCutcheon.

Cowboys fans invade SoFi

The Cowboys fans are everywhere. But in LA, they have an even bigger presence due to their long-standing training camps, which are held in Oxnard, California. And this week at SoFi, Cowboys fans are expected to take over the stadium. The Rams have been practicing with the music blaring all week to prepare for the noise. Rams coach Sean McVay said they may even shift to a silent count.

Cowboys defense off to historic start to the season

The Dallas Cowboys defense is the real reason they are 3-1 right now. Not to diminish Cooper Rush’s contributions, but without their defense and the incredible work they’re doing, that record would undoubtedly look different.

The Cowboys defense has allowed fewer than 20 points per game this season, the first time that has happened since 1973 and just the sixth time in franchise history. The points allowed per game has gone down with each one. They allowed 19 to the Buccaneers, 17 to the Bengals, 16 to the Giants, and just 10 to the Commanders. The Cowboys defense currently ranks in the top five in points per game (3rd), sacks (tied at 3rd), and quarterback pressures (1st).

Now, they face the defending the Super Bowl champion Rams, who provide a big threat in wide receiver Cooper Kupp alone - he was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, triple crown winner, and Super Bowl MVP.

"Oh man, if there was a key, not many people have unlocked that door,” said Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn when asked about how to contain Kupp. “It's him, but it's also [quarterback] Matthew [Stafford] as well. Getting them into plays, they motion and check … we'll have our work cut out for us from a disguise standpoint. They can feel like one thing and then play something different. His [Kupp's] ability to run option and choice routes where he can break off of leverage or use his quickness is just remarkable. Their connection, you can feel how tight they are … That's one of the things that stands out.”

In the Rams’ game against the 49ers on Monday, quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked seven times. If the Cowboys can manage that (and they are definitely capable), they could keep Stafford from getting Kupp the ball to begin with, which would eliminate that problem right off the bat.

"The opportunity for us doesn't change," said Demarcus Lawrence. "It's about us running our scheme and plays right and getting the job done. It doesn't matter who we line up against. We feel like the ones who can stop our defense is us. Once we hone in on our details and communicate as a group, we'll be okay.

Bobby Wagner’s thoughts on Cooper Rush

“Just because a guy has been good against the blitz so far doesn’t mean he’ll be good Sunday.”

Those were Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner’s words about the Cowboys backup quarterback who’s now 4-0 on his starts and responsible for all three of their wins this season. Of course, no NFL defender thinks they’ll get bested by a QB2, but Wagner is pretty confident for a guy whose team’s defense has allowed over 200 yards passing in three of their last four games.

Wagner is a talented player, with 22 solo tackles and two sacks already this season. And perhaps he is implying that Cooper Rush’s luck is bound to run out eventually, which is probably true. But Rush has proven he’s able to stay calm and consistent even with the odds stacked against him. With this trash talk on the table, it’ll be a fun matchup to watch.

Cowboys vs Rams: Where do they stand?

The Dallas Cowboys are on a three-game winning streak, winning against the Bengals, Giants, and Commanders. They’re now 3-1 on the season, losing the season opener against the Buccaneers and losing their starting quarterback in that same game. Cooper Rush has a perfect 4-0 record starting games in his career and will hope to continue that streak today against the Rams.

The reigning Super Bowl champs are now 2-2 after an embarrassing loss to the 49ers last week, 24-9, in which they didn’t score a single touchdown. Their offensive line has been playing poorly against the pass rush, which doesn’t bode well for them against Dallas’ defense, which has Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawrence, who have four and three sacks this season, respectively.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams game! Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. local time (4:25 p.m. ET) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. We will be here before, during, and after the game to bring you all the latest updates, scores, and commentary on the game.

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