Rams open SoFi Stadium in style with 20-17 win over Cowboys

Rams open SoFi Stadium in style with 20-17 win over Cowboys

Los Angeles opened each half with a touchdown drive, but otherwise never reached the end zone.

"I thought our offence slowed up in the second half, but the defence picked up the slack", McVay said.

"To be at this stadium for the first time and break it in with a win, that's what you work for, that's what you practice for", said Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who had the first sack in stadium history. So, our timing, we had a number of timing things that we just got to keep working, and it will come together, and that's a normal process. The Rams settled for three short field-goal attempts by rookie kicker Samuel Sloman, who made two. Veteran running back Malcolm Brown got 79 yards and rookie Cam Akers added 39, while each of LA's top four receivers and tight end Tyler Higbee had at least one important catch.

"It's exciting to do that", Brown said. Even NBC's announcing team disagreed with the call.

"Just kind of kept my head down and worked - and I knew eventually I may get a shot, I may not", he said.

"Yeah, that was clear as day, in my opinion", Ramsey said after the game.

After calling a conservative play on third down, McCarthy curiously went for it on fourth and 3 from the Los Angeles 11 with about 12 minutes to play.

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Only 139 of Dallas' yards came after halftime, along with only three points - and those were on a short field due to Jared Goff's only turnover. "We're not going to allow that at any point during the game". It was a momentum opportunity to create a position for the offense to score.

Lamb had five catches for 59 yards in the first-round pick's first National Football League appearance. He also caught three passes for 31 yards, one that covered 18 yards.

Cam Akers rushed for 39 yards on 14 carries in the Rams second-round pick's National Football League debut.

The Cowboys lost starting linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to a collarbone injury in the first quarter.

Now the Cowboys (0-1) will see whether a short-term loss can turn into a long-term gain, starting Sunday in their home opener against Atlanta (0-1).

Most encouragingly, the Rams stopped Dallas on nine of its 12 third downs and twice on fourth down, improving in an area that caused ample concern a year ago.

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