If you’ve been watching any football at all this season, it’s clear that the L.A. Rams are pretty good. In fact, their offense continues to blow the doors off opposing defenses. Just ask the Minnesota Vikings, who would go on to lose 38-31 on Thursday night. Through four games, the Rams are averaging 468.5 yards per game. That ranks them second behind Tampa Bay. They’re also second in points (35), just behind Kansas City (39.3).
Pretty good, right? On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys (1-2) are bad. Through three games, they’re 30th in yards (277.7). Worse than that, they’re 31st in points (13.7). But if you ask Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, he thinks their offense can be just like the Rams.
“We’ve been just as proud of Dak” as the Rams are of Goff, Jones says to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
“I don’t think it’s a reach to think we could have that kind of productivity,” he continues. “I like our offensive line, when it stacks up against the Rams.”
That’s all well and good, of course. But the numbers tell a wildly different story. And when the host of the radio show pointed that out, Jones got snippy.
“That’s why you’re doing radio and they’re doing the coaching” – Jerry and @MikeBacsik is fun right now.
— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) September 28, 2018
Prescott did have good rookie campaign; he doesn’t have anybody to throw to now. Ezekiel Elliott is a great running back; teams know all the Cowboys can try to do effectively is run the ball.
Other than that, though, yeah — the Rams are Cowboys are a lot alike.