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Los Angeles Rams At Dallas Cowboys: Stock Report On Consecutive Road Wins

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Now registering back-to-back road wins, the Rams head home for a huge divisional matchup.

Los Angeles Rams v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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SS Maurice Alexander

For a guy many expected a big breakout year from, Mo just hasn’t had a great start to the year. With multiple questionable tackle attempts, the combo of Alexander and Cody Davis both missed tackles allowing Alfred Morris to gain 70-yards on one rushing attempt. Not only that, but Alexander got completely left in the dust in man coverage against Cowboys TE James Hanna, allowing a 28-yard TD that gave the Cowboys a chance to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

ILB Alec Ogletree

Another game, another problem. Ogletree has perennially been a bad-form tackler, but his attempt on Ezekiel Elliott was next-level bad. Ogletree went way too high on the attempt, missed badly, and allowed Zeke to scamper to the endzone on a 10-yard reception. The worst part was Zeke was inches away from the sidelines, and likely just needed a nice push to get out of bounds.

OLB Robert Quinn

Another game with absolutely no impact whatsoever from the Rams top dog at OLB. Quinn is paid as an elite pass rusher, and used to be just that, registering 19 sacks in 2013, but since then it’s been nothing but a downhill trajectory. From major injuries to a decrease in production, Quinn just doesn’t look to be the same guy, and that’s not good for a guy who can be cut after this season for a very minimal amount of penalties.

Stock Up

Rams OL

Only allowed one “sack” on the QB (which was only a slap of the ball by Demarcus Lawrence), and averaged 5.4 YPC on the ground. This group has been magnificent, and they should be proud of the way they’ve turned things around from last season. Sure, the additions of veterans Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan were huge, but the improved play from Saffold/Brown/Havenstein has been superb. Aaron Kromer has done a marvelous job.

RB Todd Gurley

He’s back. He’s officially back. Back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, a career high seven receptions, and another 94-yards receiving (as well as one receiving TD). Gurley had the most yards from scrimmage in his career on Sunday with 215-yards, and did not fumble either.

Incredible start to the season for the Rams young star. The only issue here is the Rams should maybe consider scaling back his workload a tiny bit, because he’s on pace for 424 touches.

WR Cooper Kupp

Everybody’s favorite Ram has re-established himself on the “stock up” list. The thing with the Rams offense is, someone new is featured every week, and there aren’t enough balls to go around to share, but this week was Cooper Kupp’s week. Five receptions, 60-yards, and one touchdown, he and Goff were connecting on crucial plays all over the field. Kupp has a knack for being open regardless of who’s covering him, and offers Goff a great safety blanket and elite chain mover at the WR position.