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14 - 34 Final
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Jackson, Rams pound sputtering Cowboys

Oct 19, 2008 - 10:57 PM ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The Dallas Cowboys have come unglued.

Steven Jackson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns as the St. Louis Rams added to the Cowboys' woes with a 34-14

victory Sunday.

"Coming in this week, we had a boost of confidence coming back from Washington," said Jackson, referring to last week's 19-17 win at Washington. "And on film, we thought we could take advantage of their aggressiveness when they try to get up the field.

"I was really confident in our gameplan. I like what (offensive coordinator) Coach (Al) Saunders put together for us this week. They are a very talented team but, if you jump on them then, we felt we could put them away."

After a turbulent week that included the suspension of cornerback Adam Jones, Dallas appeared not ready to play, especially on defense.

Scoring three touchdowns in the opening quarter for the first time since 2001, the Rams (2-4) posted their second straight

win under coach Jim Haslett, who replaced the fired Scott Linehan.

"I think it is the will of the players more than anything," Haslett said. "You have guys out there playing hard, if you have been to practices you see that they are practicing with a little purpose. I think anytime you get a win in Washington you will have a little renewed confidence. I think they played extremely well today in all three phases."

St. Louis has scored 53 points in its last two games after managing only 43 in the first four.

Forty-year-old quarterback Brad Johnson started in place of injured Tony Romo, but was ineffective for the Cowboys, throwing three interceptions.

"It was a tough day for all of us," Johnson said. "As the day went on, we had miscues throughout; penalties, turnovers and it just kind of got worse from there."

Romo, who initially was expected to miss up to four weeks with a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, was in uniform but did not play. He watched the Rams coast to a 24-7 halftime lead.

Wide receiver Roy Williams, acquired from Detroit on Tuesday, was a non-factor for the Cowboys with no receptions. Terrell

Owens also had a quiet day with just two catches.

"We just didn't come out and play our best football," Owens said. "We got our butts kicked. We just have to go back and regroup and some kind of way, come out and turn this thing around. I am a competitor and I don't want to lose."

"We beat ourselves," Williams added. "We gave them a short field and they capitalized on it early. We had stupid penalties and that was pretty much the game."

The Cowboys, who have dropped three of their last four games, did look sharp on the game's opening possession. They marched 74 yards on 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead on Marion Barber's 1-yard TD.

However, Dallas ' defense appeared disinterested in the first half, allowing the Rams to score touchdowns on their first three possessions. St. Louis opened a 21-7 lead and won comfortably.

After Jackson 's 8-yard TD put the Rams ahead, 14-7, Johnson's interception at the Dallas ' 17-yard line set up Jackson 's 1-yard TD plunge.

The running back put away the contest with a 56-yard TD scamper that extended the Rams' cushion to 31-7 midway through the third period.

Marc Bulger turned in a steady - if unspectacular - performance for the Rams, completing 14-of-19 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown.

"Slowly but surely, we're getting out confidence back even through our bad runs," Bulger said. "It is not a secret. If you are in this league and you are not confident in yourself and you are not playing with that swagger, then things are going to

go bad. I think we are not there yet but we are starting to get that back a little bit."

Johnson, who was making his first start in two years, finished 17-of-34 for 234 yards, tossing a meaningless 34-yard TD pass

to Martellus Bennett in the final two minutes.

"There certainly aren't any positives right now," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said. "The only positive is that we do have nine more games. We can get it turned around. We didn't look like that kind of team that is going to turn it around today. I'm angry, disappointed and embarrassed."








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 0 0 7 14
    ST LOUIS 21 3 7 3 34 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICK
    FOLK KICK), 5:18. Drive: 10 plays,
    74 yards in 5:18. Key plays:
    Johnson 19-yard pass to Owens on
    3rd-and-7 to Dallas 48; Barber
    35-yard run to St.

    Oct 19 4:06 PM


  • NFL
    TD DAL
    MARTELLUS BENNETT 34 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON
    (NICK FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 14
    ST LOUIS 34 1:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cowboys 14, Rams 34  4th - 1:50Oct 19 4:02 PM


  • NFL
    FG STL
    JOSH BROWN 35 YD
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 34 10:33 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 34  4th - 10:33Oct 19 3:39 PM
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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 0 0 7
    ST LOUIS 21 3 7 31 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICK
    FOLK KICK), 5:18. Drive: 10 plays,
    74 yards in 5:18. Key plays:
    Johnson 19-yard pass to Owens on
    3rd-and-7 to Dallas 48; Barber
    35-yard run

    Oct 19 3:29 PM
  • Fabs1788 my team is falling apart each passing week. Grrr

    Cowboys 7, Rams 31  3rd - 3:59Oct 19 3:22 PM


  • NFL
    TD STL
    STEVEN JACKSON 56 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 31 8:55 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 31  3rd - 8:55Oct 19 3:08 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 0 7
    ST LOUIS 21 3 24 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICK
    FOLK KICK), 5:18. Drive: 10 plays,
    74 yards in 5:18. Key plays:
    Johnson 19-yard pass to Owens on
    3rd-and-7 to Dallas 48; Barber
    35-yard run to

    Oct 19 2:37 PM
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  • NFL
    FG STL
    JOSH BROWN 52 YD
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 24 1:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 24  2nd - 1:47Oct 19 2:30 PM
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    Cowboys 7, Rams 21  2nd - 13:02Oct 19 2:04 PM
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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 7
    ST LOUIS 21 21 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN (NICK
    FOLK KICK), 5:18. Drive: 10 plays,
    74 yards in 5:18. Key plays:
    Johnson 19-yard pass to Owens on
    3rd-and-7 to Dallas 48; Barber
    35-yard run

    Oct 19 1:51 PM


  • NFL
    TD STL
    STEVEN JACKSON 1 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 21 1:55 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 21  1st - 1:55Oct 19 1:41 PM


  • NFL
    TD STL
    STEVEN JACKSON 8 YD RUN
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 14 4:54 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 14  1st - 4:54Oct 19 1:33 PM


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    TD STL
    DONNIE AVERY 42 YD PASS FROM MARC BULGER
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 7 7:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 7  1st - 7:51Oct 19 1:24 PM


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    TD DAL
    MARION BARBER III 1 YD RUN
    (NICK FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    ST LOUIS 0 9:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys 7, Rams 0  1st - 9:42Oct 19 1:10 PM
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