Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had one final opportunity to pull out a victory against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys had the ball with just under two minutes remaining and began to work their way down the field. With 36 seconds remaining, it was 4th and 10 from the Rams’ 48-yard-line. Prescott threw a pass to running back Ezekiel Elliott short of the first-down marker, and he couldn’t keep the drive alive.
Prescott said that was best play available to him.
“I knew I had to go somewhere with the ball. There was one guy for ‘Zeke to beat. When I threw the ball, I felt like he was going to do that,” Prescott said, via Dallas Cowboys.com’s David Helman. “I guess I can easily say now that I could have extended it and gotten it done, but from my viewpoint I thought ‘Zeke could make the guy miss and go get it, but we didn’t.”
Elliott did make the first guy miss, but three other Rams’ defenders rushed over to bring him down a yard short of a first down.
While the Cowboys offense was not perfect, two turnovers, their 30 points should have been enough to take down the Rams. However, they could not stop running back Todd Gurley. He had 214 yards of total offense and scored a touchdown, to help lead the Rams to a 35-30 victory.
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