It was an ugly start for the Cowboys. And an even uglier finish for the Rams.
In a game that saw St. Louis jump out to an early 21-0 lead, the final 35 minutes of play were all Cowboys, and Dallas won 34-31.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made one very bad decision, a pick-six to Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, but otherwise he was accurate and efficient.
Dallas receiver Dez Bryant had a big day, catching a 68-yard pass on which he got so wide open that the Rams’ defense didn’t even seem to realize he was on the field. Also having a big day was Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who lost a fumble early but gave the Cowboys some big plays late, including a 44-yard run that was his longest since 2012. Murray ended the game with 24 carries for 100 yards.
There was a bright spot for the Rams in that young quarterback Austin Davis looked pretty good for his second consecutive start. Although the game ended with Davis throwing a desperation interception, he went over 300 yards and threw three touchdown passes. If Davis proves himself to be a legitimate NFL starter, that’s a bright spot for the entire season.
But Davis wasn’t enough today. This was a heartbreaking loss in St. Louis.