And like Goff over Prescott, Gurley has the edge so far on Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott, the National Football League rushing leader as a rookie last season.
Dallas went on to defeat Arizona on the road by a score of 28-17 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Against the pass, they are tied for fifth in the league in passing touchdowns allowed, with three, and are tied for sixth in sacks with 10. A year ago under Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Rob Boras it took them six games to hit that total and they just barely made it.
How impressive has this young man been? A major reason for Goff's success this season has been the offensive line.
And while receiver Dez Bryant had five catches for 98 yards in what was his best outing of the season, something was still off on the Prescott-Bryant connection. Three games into '17, the club has totaled an NFL-high 107 points.
"Going back to Dallas - it's part of my past".
Rams RB Todd Gurley has quickly made everyone forget about his woeful sophomore season.
Then Goff connected with Gurley down the seam on the right side, which the running back took in for a 53-yard touchdown. Gurley has also added an additional 140 yards and two TDs catching the ball out of the backfield. If Lee can't play, Dallas will be stretched very think at linebacker as Justin Durant would play in his place next to Jaylon Smith. This is certainly a matchup to watch.
Tight end Jason Witten had to interrupt the celebration, but that was about the time officials changed the call. According to a Sunday morning report from Todd Archer of ESPN, the Cowboys will be without starting middle linebacker Sean Lee against the Rams. Elliott is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry thus far, while the offensive line hasn't been as dominant, but look for OC Scott Linehan to make a concerted effort to establish the run early and often.
With the Rams getting gashed on the ground, don't be surprised if the Cowboys feed Elliott until he can't eat anymore. Cowboys Cover -6 Spread.
Dallas' defense did take a shot of its own this week. However, I remain as one of the doubters, and believe that Dallas should have an easy time on Sunday pulling out a win.
Still, for the Rams to become a viable playoff contender, they need to elevate their play on the big stage against a strong opponent, and they don't come much bigger or stronger than the Cowboys.
The Cowboys lead the all time series 17-15 and have won the last three meetings in 2011, 2013 and 2014.