The Dallas Cowboys are riding a three-game win streak. Dallas has knocked off two divisional foes and the Cincinnati Bengals. This week, the Cowboys take on the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Fortunately, the Dallas Cowboys have the ideal game plan to knock off the Rams in week five. That is because the San Francisco 49ers just laid out the perfect blueprint for Dallas to copy on Sunday afternoon in SoFi Stadium.
San Francisco got after Matthew Stafford, dominated the line of scrimmage, and played clean football en route to the Monday Night Football win over Los Angeles. The defense carried the day, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo succeeded at what he was asked to do from behind center.
Cowboys did their homework
The Dallas Cowboys were paying attention to the Monday night matchup between the Rams and 49ers. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn explained ahead of the game that it would be his unit’s “homework.”
Dallas had to like what they saw during their study session. In fact, Micah Parsons and company should be licking their chops with the Rams being the next opponent on the schedule.
Dan Quinn and the #Cowboys defense will have some eyes on the Rams play 49ers on MNF.— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 3, 2022
"That's our homework for tonight."
The 49ers recorded seven sacks, nine tackles-for-loss, and 11 quarterback hits against the Rams. Additionally, San Francisco forced a pair of fumbles — including a pick-six that put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Dallas has the league’s best pass rush through four games. That spells trouble for a Rams offensive line that has had its fair share of struggles this season. The Cowboys have made life hard on passing games, and that looks to be more of the same in week five.
the Cowboys pass rush recreating the Fury Road in the pocket pic.twitter.com/VjUKTc0GRv— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) October 3, 2022
Furthermore, Garoppolo did not put up any gaudy numbers or make spectacular plays. However, he did take care of the football and helped put his team in positions to succeed as hid defense balled. The run game got going, and the 49ers were able to pin their ears back on defense.
That is exactly what suits Cooper Rush — playing clean, complimentary football as the defense thrives. He is a smart player that has largely made fantastic decisions with the football. Dallas needs more of that against a talented team like the Rams.
Assuming that Rush again does just that, the Dallas Cowboys have a great opportunity to extend its winning streak to four. The 49ers laid out the blueprint.
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