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07:08 AM ET 09.23 | Of course, much of Sunday's loss in Dallas had to do with the Rams' defense, but its offense didn't help, either. [Brian Schottenheimer] has displayed no acumen in finding ways to get the speedy Tavon Austin out in space, where he can make plays. Schottenheimer keeps calling the same play for Austin, a predictable teeny pass in the flat. Opposing defensive coaches look at the tape, so they know it's coming ... which is why it seems like 62 tacklers are waiting to bury Austin every time. And yet the Rams keep going back to this worthless play, inexplicably believing that they're onto something magical here. And of course, the coaches didn't go to a no-huddle offense until a few minutes into the fourth quarter, long after this game had deteriorated into a rout.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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September 23, 2013  07:26 AM ET

The Rams made the day easy for the Cowboys.

September 23, 2013  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Rams made the day easy for the Cowboys.

As foretold in prophecy, the Cowboys are on top in the NFC East.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

September 23, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Seems the writer is nit-picking when his focus should be on the fact that the Rams' lines were flat out dominated on both sides of the ball. That's where this game was won.



Early.

September 23, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Run that play again! Eventually they'll figure we're gonna run something different.

September 23, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seems the writer is nit-picking when his focus should be on the fact that the Rams' lines were flat out dominated on both sides of the ball. That's where this game was won. Early.

and when was the last time the Cowboys o-line dominated anybody? I think the Triplets were still playing.

September 23, 2013  08:43 AM ET

One station played the Texans while the other station had the Cowboys. While I am disappointed in the outcome of both games, seems the latter was at least more interesting to watch.

September 23, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seems the writer is nit-picking when his focus should be on the fact that the Rams' lines were flat out dominated on both sides of the ball. That's where this game was won. Early.

I don't think the Cowboys should expect a lot of objective reporting from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. There's a whole lot of bad memories stored up there.

September 23, 2013  08:56 AM ET

I also don't know why anyone is surprised that Brian Schottenheimer can't utilize Tavon Austin. Brian knows that throwing the ball down field is bad. Bad.

September 23, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seems the writer is nit-picking when his focus should be on the fact that the Rams' lines were flat out dominated on both sides of the ball. That's where this game was won. Early.

He does seem a little peeved at the play calling.

September 23, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Run that play again! Eventually they'll figure we're gonna run something different.

It'sthe perfect counterpunch! Run the play so often that everyone thinks you just HAVE to run a different play! Then they'll not be ready for it!

September 23, 2013  10:16 AM ET

The Boys Blew them off the field!!!!! Good Job!!

September 23, 2013  11:48 AM ET

so dallas slips by the weak giants after getting 6 turnovers and still nearly lost, gets beat by the chiefs (2-14 record last year), and destroys the rams.... who may very well be among the worst teams in the league.

it was a nice win for dallas. but the rams looked absolutely horrible. bradford doesn't have anything to work with and probably wouldn't do too well if he did. it's real early and the NFC east is vey weak, but i still wouldn't give it to dallas just yet.

September 23, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

so dallas slips by the weak giants after getting 6 turnovers and still nearly lost, gets beat by the chiefs (2-14 record last year), and destroys the rams.... who may very well be among the worst teams in the league. it was a nice win for dallas. but the rams looked absolutely horrible. bradford doesn't have anything to work with and probably wouldn't do too well if he did. it's real early and the NFC east is vey weak, but i still wouldn't give it to dallas just yet.

Nice win. A game they should have won with ease so they accomplished that. They should win at SD next week too, but then the fun begins when they host Denver. Then we'll know if they are 'pretenders'.

September 23, 2013  12:56 PM ET

With all the high draft picks the Rams have had from their consistently poor performance and the pick-swap so the Skins could get RG-III, they still just plain suck.

September 23, 2013  02:53 PM ET

It's early in the season, but the Chiefs decision-makers are making the Rams decision-makers look slow by comparison.

 
September 23, 2013  06:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

so dallas slips by the weak giants after getting 6 turnovers and still nearly lost, gets beat by the chiefs (2-14 record last year), and destroys the rams.... who may very well be among the worst teams in the league. it was a nice win for dallas. but the rams looked absolutely horrible. bradford doesn't have anything to work with and probably wouldn't do too well if he did. it's real early and the NFC east is vey weak, but i still wouldn't give it to dallas just yet.

Why wallow in it? Is your life really that miserable that you can't enjoy a game where "your" team thoroughly outplayed their opponent and came away with a lopsided victory?

Must suck to be you, then.

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