Offensive pass interference call late in Cowboys-Rams game irks National Football League fans

Decoding Kellen Moore Third down the difference-maker in a disappointing loss

Elliott showed off his new, massive tattoo during the Cowboys' 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night at SoFi Stadium, revealing "FEED ME" with a spoon on his stomach after he caught a pass in the flat and ran it almost 20 yards into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Ezekiel Elliott scored both Dallas touchdowns and finished with 96 yards rushing and 31 receiving.

Fans weren't buying the explanation after the game or when the flag was thrown. Los Angeles opened each half with a touchdown drive, but otherwise never reached the end zone.

"I think one of the biggest correction components is I just think it's a product of not playing any games, a lot of football together", McCarthy said. "We just weren't able to get it". So, it's definitely a call you'd like to see not happen, and I know everybody wants to talk about the time of the game and the way the game was called to that point.

"I judge myself off of wins", Prescott said.

For Dallas fans, there were things besides a debatable coaching move that looked hauntingly familiar to the end of Jason Garrett's tenure: a defense that couldn't keep up early, and an offense that couldn't make the clutch play late. "It wasn't the only play that decided the game, but obviously the guy made a great play".

Brown totaled 110 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 21 touches for the Rams.

While the Cowboys vehemently disagreed with the pass interference call on Gallup, Ramsey felt equally strongly.

The failure was more about execution and rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb running his route to shallow.

"If they hadn't have called that, I would have been really upset", Ramsey said.

"Yeah, that was clear as day, in my opinion", Ramsey said after the game.

Lamb had five catches for 59 yards in the first-round pick's first National Football League appearance.

Rookie kicker Samuel Sloman put his first career field goal attempt off the left upright from 29 yards out, but he recovered to hit two field goals for the Rams.

Now the Cowboys (0-1) will see whether a short-term loss can turn into a long-term gain, starting Sunday in their home opener against Atlanta (0-1). And there were plenty of touches - 25 (22 carries, three catches) - when one of the questions was how his role would evolve under McCarthy considering the coach's history with QBs. The Rams visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday to begin a stretch with four of five games away from SoFi, including three East Coast trips.



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