Nursing a two game losing streak and their record below .500 (2-3) the Dallas Cowboys were a team in search of its identity. Victims of inconsistent play that produced several close finishes the “boys” were a team in need of a game to boost their collective confidence. Apparently the football gods are on their side because the St. Louis Rams arrived at Cowboys Stadium just in time.
With starting QB Sam Bradford out with a high ankle sprain the Rams didn’t put up much of a fight. After Dallas took an early 14-0 lead in the second quarter the Rams scored their only TD on a 6 yard run by Steven Jackson to make the score 14-7 Dallas.
Rams backup QB A.J. Feely did his best substituting for Bradford but his 196 yards on 20 completions was far from enough. Even with the addition of newcomer Brandon Lloyd, who caught six passes for 74 yards in his debut with the team the Rams were simply unable to sustain much on offense. Jackson rushed for 70 yards on 18 carries against the league’s top ranked rushing defense.
Dallas QB Tony Romo had an average game completing 14 of 24 passes for only 166 yards. But Romo really didn’t need to do much on Sunday because rookie running back Demarco Murray apparently had things under control. Murray set a franchise record with 253 yards on the day surpassing Emmit Smith’s previous total of 237. On Murray’s first carry of the game, 91 yards, was the second longest run from scrimmage in franchise history (Tony Dorsett with 99 yards.) The 253 yards was also a record for a Rams’ opponent.
St. Louis teams went 0-2 in Texas Sunday as the Cardinals lost to the Rangers in game four of the World Series 4-0.
About the Author
Written by Chaz Ingram
During his lengthy career Chaz has worked in various areas of the media. As an actor he has appeared on such shows as "Less Than Perfect" "CSI New York" and "Outlaw". He's performed on stage in such plays as "West Side Story", "The Wiz" "Oliver" and "Sugar". He has also landed roles in several commercials most notably as a reporter for "NFL Legends" and as a model for Ameriquest Mortgage. Chaz's extensive background in the broadcast industry has given him invaluable experience in several areas of the business. His work as an assignment desk intern as well as in the news and sports departments at the local ABC and NBC TV stations in St. Louis, MO has given him experence on various levels of news production. Chaz is a former host of of his own radio show "The Spirit of Chaz", where he was also writer and producer at KXEN in St. Louis. As a Marketing Consultant at KSDK-TV (NBC) Chaz was a major contributor to the station's #1 position in overall sales in the St. Louis market. At KEZK radio he was awarded "rookie of the year" for his achievements in sales. The St. Louis Business Journal recognized Chaz as one of their "40 Under 40" awardees for his work in the community with youth. Additionally, St. Louis public Schools recognized him as "Role Model of the Year" in 1995 & 1996. He is the recipient of the 1989 edition of "Outstanding Young Men of America". Chaz currently resides in Los Angeles where he owns Nicolexis Inspirations a motivational and life coach company.