Rams take down Cowboys 30-22, advance to NFC title game

Dallas falls in the division round of the playoffs for a sixth straight time.
Rams running back Todd Gurley scores past Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. [Associated Press]
Rams running back Todd Gurley scores past Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. [Associated Press]
Published January 12

LOS ANGELES  — C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more and another TD in the Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Cowboys in the NFC division round Saturday night.

Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys' normally sturdy run defense and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC Championship Game for the first time in 17 years.

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a touchdown and Amari Cooper caught an early TD pass for the Cowboys (11-7), who still haven't won a playoff game on the road in 26 years. After winning the NFC East and beating Seattle last week, Dallas lost in the division round for a sixth consecutive time.

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