The Dallas Cowboys traveled to the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday night to face the West division champion Rams to decide which team would earn a ticket the NFC Championship Game. The NFL's leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott was held to just 47 yards on 20 carries.
They then defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs but saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams in a 30-22 loss.
"That defense didn't play that way today", Elliott said. "They did a great job of just winning the battle up front".
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Against the Cowboys, Goff returned to his efficient and effective form, displayed in the first 11 weeks before he hit a late-season slump. Before the end of the 2017 season, McVay and his team were the feel good story in a city the National Football League desperately needed. "That's how I play the game, and that's how we're going to dictate the game".
Ahead 23-15 in the fourth quarter, Rams head coach Sean McVay chose to go for it on a fourth-and-goal from the Dallas 1-yard line, and the gamble paid off. Anderson's second touchdown run made it 30-15 with 7:16 remaining. Once the offense got on the field, they were unable to match that level of play.
At 32, the Rams' Sean McVay became the youngest head coach to win a playoff game, ahead of John Madden, who was 33 when he won his first playoff game with the Oakland Raiders.