LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 on Saturday night in the NFC Divisional playoff round, their first postseason win since 2004.
Both Los Angeles running backs ran for over 100 yards as the Rams turned to their ground game to dominate proceedings from start to finish.
CJ Anderson, only signed at the end of the regular season, scored two touchdowns and ran for 123 yards. The man he was signed to provide back up to, Todd Gurley, had fewer carries (16) but still totaled 115 yards and one score.
The Cowboys saw the game slip away from them in the second quarter, when they allowed 17 unanswered points as Los Angeles took control thanks to its run game and impressive offensive line.
Dak Prescott threw for 266 yards and one touchdown from 20-of-32 throwing attempts, and added one rushing score, as the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs. They have failed to win a road game in the postseason since 1993.
The Rams move on to the NFC Championship game, where they will face the New Orleans Saints or the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.