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Random Ramsdom 8/15: Rams Beat Cowboys, Injury Updates, and Preseason Week 1 Highlights

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Goff’s Debut Was Short and Less Than Sweet, But Fisher Said He Did OK | L.A. Times

Jared Goff’s NFL debut lasted only two series and came while working with the second-team offense. The Rams’ rookie quarterback is expected to receive an upgrade this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Goff’s NFL Debut Cut Short After Hit to Non-Throwing Shoulder | ESPN

Jared Goff’s NFL debut was cut a bit short Saturday night, when head coach Jeff Fisher sat him after only two series.

Goff’s Injury is Rams’ Food for Thought | O.C. Register

Quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, the top two picks in this year’s NFL draft, are destined to be compared throughout their careers, and it started this weekend in a way neither desired.

Goff Struggles, But Rams Win in Return to L.A. | ESPN

Everything seemed new for the Los Angeles Rams as they returned home Saturday night. But as they quickly learned, that doesn’t mean it will all be immediately better.

Goff Has Uneven Performance In Rams’ Debut |

Whereas rookie counterpart Dak Prescott dazzled while operating behind pro football’s dominant offensive line and throwing to a pair of veteran wideouts, Goff struggled with a subpar supporting cast as the Los Angeles Rams’ second-string quarterback.

What We Learned in the Rams’ Exhibition Game vs. Cowboys | L.A. Times

L.A. Times writer Gary Klein highlights a few things we learned about the Rams following their preseason Week 1 victory against the Dallas Cowboys.

Five Takeaways: Rams vs. Cowboys | Rams’ Official Site

Of course, in preseason, the final score is never the whole story. For a better understanding, here are five takeaways from the Rams’ first exhibition matchup.

There Was Great Effort and Big Misses in Rams’ Win Over Cowboys | L.A. Times

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters after practice Thursday that every player covering or returning a kick on special teams was trying to make the team. But apparently few players heard the message.

Rams, Goff Start Slow in Coliseum, Rally to Beat Cowboys | L.A. Daily News

As long-awaited sequels go, "Episode 50: Return of the Rams" opened in blockbusterfashion, even if the script didn’t quite go the way the live audience of nearly 90,000 probably anticipated.

Rams Get Boost from Higbee, Spruce, Hope for Better From WR’s | O.C. Register

Conclusions don’t come easy from games like this, and it’s true that neither the Rams nor the Cowboys used everything in the playbook. But you can see individuals or individual position groups, and use your imagination.

Rams Return to L.A. and Win, But Time Will Tell if They Remain a Marquee Item | CBS Sports

This preseason football game between the Los Angeles (again) Rams and the Dallas Cowboys had registered as a bonafide event, even by L.A. standards, as the Rams were back in town — ostensibly to stay this time — and this grand old stadium hosted its first NFL game since Dec. 24, 1994.

Rams Break Preseason Attendance Record Against Cowboys | Sporting News

Football in Los Angeles is back in a big way.

The Rams were warmly welcomed back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday with a record 89,140 fans in attendance: the largest crowd to ever watch a preseason football game in NFL history.

On Saturday, 22 years after the Rams and Raiders left town, Arash Markazi finally went to an NFL game with his dad, trading spots on the couch for two seats on the 50-yard line.

In the shadow of the Coliseum, a reunion, 22 years in the making, is underway on the blacktop of Lot 2.

Timid is the foot that steps back into the old neighborhood. Hoping to make a good impression on their first night back in town, the Rams nearly stuck their foots in their mouths.

Spruce Out 1-2 Weeks With Knee Sprain | Ventura County Star

Everyone from quarterbacks Case Keenum and Jared Goff to veterans like Rodger Saffold and Trumaine Johnson to head coach Jeff Fisher and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff praised Nelson Spruce for his performance Saturday night at the Coliseum.

But the former Westlake High receiver received a setback in his bid to make the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Rams are trying to wrap up contract extensions for Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead prior to the start of the regular season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher made a bold statement he may want to retract when he told his players in the first episode of the "Hard Knocks" documentary series on HBO that he won’t bleepin’ go 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7 this season.

"Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to welcome home the Los Angeles Rams!" The public address announcer bellows with special emphasis on Los Angeles.

With Week 1 of the NFL preseason officially in the books, here’s a look at five players from the Los Angeles Rams who made a strong case for a roster spot.

It all went down on July 27th around 3 PM -- when cops say Mason was tearing up the grass and dirt on an ATV while not wearing a helmet or eye protection.

Cops say he was doing wheelies and "spinning the tires so the dirt and grass would shoot out on to [the nearby road]."

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