Rams’ Greatest Show 2.0 outshines America’s Team 35-30

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Jared Goff /

The Los Angeles Rams move their record to 3-1 as they go on the road and defeat the Dallas Cowboys in another high scoring shootout.

Of course, the 2017 version of the Los Angeles Rams isn’t any where close to Kurt Warner’s and Marshall Faulk’s legendary Greatest Show on Turf.  One of the all-time great offenses in the NFL history.  But the 2017 version’s ability on offense makes it fun to draw the comparison.

After lighting up the scoreboard for a second straight week and defeating the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams have given notice to the NFL that they are a force to reckon with.  Rookie head coach Sean McVay has hit the ground running and his team now sits alone atop the NFC West.

The Cowboys led for the majority of this game and early on it seemed as though they had the game under control.  But the Rams fought their way back with seven field goals from kicker Greg Zuerlein and eventually took the lead 26-24 on a 53 yard TD catch and run by running back Todd Gurley.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot played well, as did quarterback Dak Prescott initially.  But the Cowboys offense bogged down in the second half as the Rams over took them.

Todd Gurley. Played a big part in the comeback. Gurley rushed for 121 yards on 23 carries and led the team with 7 catches for 94 yards and 1 TD, 215 total yards from Gurley.

The Rams offense is now firmly ranked in the top ten of the league.  A huge improvement over last season when the they finished last in total offense.  With Sean McVay in a head coach, that situation has been reversed.

I expected that the Rams defense would be far ahead of their offense but that hasn’t been the case.  Quarterback Jared Goff’s development over his rookie season has had a big role in the team’s early ascension.

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Adding more weapons around Goff and Gurley have helped the offense go to another level. This win over the Dallas Cowboys, a playoff team from last season is a statement that the Los Angeles Rams have arrived.

The Cowboys must regroup quickly.  In week 5, they take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at home.  For the Rams, an NFC West show down against the Seattle Seahawks awaits them.