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The Rams Beat the Cowboys 20-17

by Pete M.D.

In the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2020 NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams opened up their new stadium with a 20-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The Rams got pretty much whatever they wanted offensively for much of the evening, with their score limited to 20 only by virtue of a missed field goal and a missed roughing the passer penalty on a play that resulted in a Jared Goff interception. The Cowboys offense looked electric in the first half but slowed down after halftime, scoring only three points. They had a chance to tie the game early in the fourth quarter but decided to go for it on fourth-and-3 rather than kick a game-tying field goal. 

On a last drive in the final minute, Dak Prescott found Michael Gallup running down the sideline for a monster gain that would have put the Cowboys firmly within field goal range, but the play was called back due to a controversial offensive pass interference call. Two incompletions later, the Rams had their win. 

“Just watching it live, it looked like two guys hand-fighting,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. “I thought it was well-executed. I was surprised there was a call there either way. Obviously disappointed in the call, particularly at that point in the game. I thought they let both teams play tonight and you just don’t usually see that, particularly in a critical point in the game.”

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