They are playing at such a high level that they deserve all the praise they are receiving. From 2012-14, though, he missed 31 games – including a season-nullifying injury in 2014 – but the now-31-year-old linebacker bounced back to earn a first-team All-Pro honor in 2016 and consecutive Pro Bowls. Phillips’ 3-4 scheme has helped the Rams become one of only eight teams with double-digit sacks in three games as they’re tied for third with 10.
Through three games of the season the Rams have given up an average of 344 yards and 25 points per game.
The Rams are now 24th in yards and 26th in points. Those are not intimidating statistics in the least bit. The Cowboys offense clicked at times versus the Giants, Broncos and Cardinals, and each of those opponents appear to be stronger on defense than the Rams. Meanwhile, the Rams beat the 49ers to improve to 2-1 straight up but fell to 1-2 against the spread following a two-point win over San Francisco. The Rams defense is 20th in the league in time of possession per teamrankings.com. “A fast defense. They’re able to just disguise and you see them they play solid and fly to the ball”. This leads to a lack of execution which sometimes turns into the big plays the Rams have given up so far.
Their defense will have to tighten up this week because their schedule is only getting tougher with the Dallas Cowboys on the slate. “I think one of the things that our guys have done a great job with and really, you go to our alumni association embracing the past and you do some different things where I think that’s what’s so special about this game, is appreciating the guys that have done it before these players and made the Rams what they are”.
“[They’re] a good defense, we see them flying around”, he said. “We’ve got a lot of players on defense that we’ve got some confidence in too”.
When asked on Wednesday what makes the offense run so efficiently, Woods said, “everything” – alluding to the team’s ability to combine the passing game with the ground game along with their consistency in first-down situations.
The Cowboys are still sweating whether or not star running back Ezekiel Elliott will have to serve a six-game suspension this season, but Prescott’s play against the Cardinals gave Cowboys fans hope their team can stay on track either way.
The Cowboys offense took a while to come around but once Dak Prescott started using his athleticism they were hard to stop.
The Dallas Cowboys bookended week 3 of National Football League action with a 28-17 victory over Arizona to vault the Cowboys to 2-1 this season.