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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) heads the ball as Terrell Burgess (26) defends safety for the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, October 9, 2022 , in Inglewood, Calif.

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The Dallas Cowboys (4-1) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (2-3) at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday. Highlights, comments and more from Star-Telegram sportswriter Dave Ammenheuser here (the most recent are at the top):

FINAL STATISTICS

WHO PASSED

DAL: Rush 10-16 102 yards

LAR: Stafford 28-42 308 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, Dixon 1-1 12 yards; Kupp 0-1

PREVIOUS

DAL: Pollard 8-86 1 TD, Elliott 22-78, Rush 4-(-1)

LAR: Akers 13-33, Kupp 1-4, Powell 1-1

RECEPTION

DAL: Lamb 5-53, Gallup 4-44, Brown 1-5

LAR: Kupp 7-125 1 TD, Atwell 1-54, Higbee 7-46, Skowronek 6-41, Henderson 4-30, Robinson 3-12, Gervase 1-12

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) heads the ball as Terrell Burgess (26) defends safety for the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, October 9, 2022 , in Inglewood, CA Ashley Landis PA

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

DAL 12th possession: Victory training. Game over.

LAR 12th possession: Begins LAR 46. Ends with Stafford being sacked for the fifth time (second by Mical Parsons) and second fumble. The trip ends with 1:31 remaining.

DAL 11th possession: Starts at DAL 4. Rams use their timeouts, hold Cowboys to three games. Dallas pushes the ball away and the Rams take over with 2:21 left.

LAR 11th possession: Starts at LAR 25. Rams drive, but drive ends on a Stafford interception. 3:29 left.

DAL 10th possession: Starts at DAL 48. 9 plays and 37 yards later, Maher throws a field goal from 36 yards and The Cowboys lead 22-10 with 5:32 to go.

LAR 10th possession: Stars at LAR 10 with 12:33 remaining. Another three-and-out.

DAL ninth possession: Suddenly, it’s a defensive struggle. The Cowboys go three and out and pass the ball back to the Rams.

LAR’s ninth possession resumes: Second and 20 in DAL 39. Two plays later, Matt Gay misses a field goal from 51 yards. This is his first miss of the year.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) sprints to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Marcio Jose Sanchez PA

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE THIRD QUARTER

MICAH PARSONS INJURED: Fox Sports reports Parsons suffered a groin injury late in the first half. He is expected to play, but he is definitely limping.

LAR ninth possession: Starts at DAL 29. The quarter ends on a Rams holding penalty. The fourth quarter will start with the Rams 2nd and 20 in the DAL 39.

DAL eighth possession: Three plays and a punt. Nice punt return for the Rams to settle first at DAL 29.

LAR eighth possession: Starting at LAR 25, the Rams are using 5 minutes and 25 seconds on a 9-play 17-yard drive that is shortened on a sack by Micah Parsons (his fifth of the season). The Rams return the ball to the Cowboys with 2:46 left in the quarter.

DAL seventh possession: Starts at DAL 25. Cowboys extend lead to 19-10 on Brent Maher’s 40-yard field goalcapping a 13-game, 59-yard drive that took 6 minutes and 49 seconds to start the half.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SECOND QUARTER

LAR seventh possession: Despite a successful false punt, the drive stalls at DAL 44. The Cowboys do nothing with the seconds remaining in the quarter on their sixth possession. Half ends. Dallas leads 16-10.

DAL fifth possession: Cowboys go nowhere (with the help of a bag), kick the ball into the end zone. The Rams take over with 3:21 left at halftime.

LAR sixth possession: Rams go third and out. Punt to the Cowboys who take over at LAR 23

DAL fourth possession: Tony Pollard’s 57-yard touchdown completes a quick 75-yard drive in three games and the Cowboys (with Maher’s extra point) are back in front. It’s 16-10 with 7:59 to go in the quarter.

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Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) reaches the end zone after a long run for a touchdeown as Los Angeles Rams safety Terrell Burgess (26) and others chase in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, October 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Ashley Landis PA

LAR fifth possession: The Rams take a 10-9 lead over a 75-yard passing game from Matt Stafford to Cooper Kupp. Matt Gay’s extra point gives the Rams a 10-9 lead with 9:31 left in the quarter.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) sprints to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez PA

DAL third possession: Starts at DAL 26. Drive stops at DAL 45. Cowboys punt to Rams who take over at LAR 17.

LAR’s fourth possession continues: Resumes at LAR 27. Rams lose ground on two plays, then can’t regain first down on third and 17. Rams punt at DAL 26.

FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

LAR fourth possession: Starts at LAR 5 with 2:00 remaining in the quarter. The quarter ends with LAR in possession with a first down at LAR 27.

Second DAL possession: The Cowboys take over on DAL 25, but only go 14 yards before returning the ball to the Rams.

Third possession LAR: Starts at LAR 25. The Rams put together a 7-play, 69-yard practice that ends on a Matt Gay went for 29 yards with 5:22 left in the quarter. The Cowboys lead 9-3.

LAR second possession: Starts at LAR 25 and goes nowhere. The Cowboys offer a second big defensive play, blocking the punt on fourth down. Blocked and recovered by D. Armstrong. The Cowboys convert the big play into a 33-yard field goal from Brent Maher with 8:43 left in the first quarter for a 9-0 lead.

First possession LAR: Starts at LAR 25. QB Matthew Stafford is sacked, fumbled and the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence recovers a fumble for a 19-yard touchdown. The cowboys miss the extra point. The Cowboys lead 6-0 with 13:27 left in the quarter.

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Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) helps defend as defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (90) returns a fumble from Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford for a touchdown in the first half of a football game of the NFL, on Sunday, October 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. Ashley Landis PA

COIN TURNTABLE

Dallas won the toss and elected to rely on the second half. The Cowboys will kick off the Rams to start the game.

NFC IS RESULTS

Division-leading Philadelphia (4-0), the league’s only undefeated team, plays in Arizona at the same time as the Cowboys and Rams.

The New York Giants (4-1) beat Green Bay in London 27-22 earlier in the day, while the Washington Commanders (2-3) lost at home to the Tennessee Titans 21-17.

INACTIVE COWBOYS

QB Dak Prescott

WR Jalen Tolbert

CB Nahshon Wright

S Markquese Bell

LB Devon Harper

OL Jason Peters

DT Quinton Bohanna

INACTIVE RAMS

CB Cobie Durant

S Taylor Rapp

CB David Long

C Brian Allen

WR Lance McCutcheon

QB Bryce Perkins

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The Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Kyusung Gong PA

PRE-MATCH LINKS

Matt Hasselbeck compares Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush to a Hall of Famer

Beat writer Clarence Hill’s Rams-Cowboys split

Columnist Mac Engel writes that Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush has a bright financial future

What the Cowboys must do to beat the Rams

Jason Peters will miss Sunday’s game against the Rams

Podcast: Mac Engel and Clarence Hill talk all about the Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. Ashley Landis PA

WATCH AND LISTEN

When: October 9, 3:25 p.m.

Where: Sofia Stadium

TV: FOX

Radio: KRLD/105.3 FM “The Fan”

Line: Rams -6

Last meeting: The Rams beat the Cowboys 20-17 in Los Angeles on September 13, 2020

This story was originally published October 9, 2022 11:47 a.m.

Dave Ammenheuser is Star-Telegram’s sports editor. He coordinates ST’s sports coverage and occasionally writes a little too. He has worked in newsrooms across the country, including overseeing USA TODAY’s sports department. He’s covered every sport imaginable, from little league to the World Series to the Olympics.