Sunday afternoon's games included some shockers with the #Los Angeles Rams defeating the Dallas Cowboys among those surprise results. Both #Jared Goff and #Todd Gurley played well as they handed the Cowboys their second loss of the season and first at home. Here's the latest Rams vs. Cowboys game recap with top performers, game stats, a standings update, and what's next for these two teams.

NFL game recap

While the Rams and Cowboys traded field goals in the first quarter, the second quarter saw the two teams combined for 34 points. Dallas held a 24-16 advantage at the half. However, the Rams jumped back into the game with a 10-0 third quarter and closed it out with a 9-6 fourth to take the 35-30 victory on Sunday.

Jared Goff finished with a 21-for-36 passing performance for 255 yards and two touchdowns for the L.A. Rams today. Running back Todd Gurley had one of those receiving TDs. He finished with 115 all-purpose yards in today's game with 121 on the ground and 94 receiving to go with that one touchdown. Cooper Kupp had the other receiving touchdown with the rest of Los Angeles' points coming from kicker Greg Zuerlein via seven field goals in the game.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a strong outing as he threw 252 yards and three touchdowns on 20-for-36 passing. Among his touchdown recipients were Ezekiel Elliott, Brice Butler, and James Hanna. Elliott also had a touchdown on the ground with a daily rushing total of 85 yards on 21 carries.

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Dez Bryant finished the game with five catches for 98 yards but no touchdowns.

The two teams had the ball for almost the same amount of game time with the Rams getting just about a minute more. Dallas finished with 440 total yards of offense for the game compared to 412 for the Rams, but the field goals came into play in the final quarter as the Rams pulled away.

Standings and what's next

The Los Angeles Rams are now 3-1 for their season, which is exactly how they started last NFL season. They are currently leading the NFC West as the Cardinals and Seahawks are just below them and the 49ers are still winless for their season. Next up for the L.A. Rams is a home game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 8th at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

For the Dallas Cowboys, this loss puts them at 2-2 for the start of their latest season. In the NFL standings, they're currently third in the NFC East behind the Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) and Washington Redskins (2-1). Next up for the Cowboys is a home game with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 8th at 4:25 p.m. Eastern Time.