Cowboys Lose Preseason Opener, Prescott Near Perfect

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Usually, Saturdays at the LA Coliseum are reserved for the USC Trojans, but the Rams practiced at their new home a week earlier in front of almost 30,000 fans and will play their final preseason home game on Saturday, Aug. 20 against the Kansas City Chiefs at the home of the 1984 Olympics.

Rams jerseys from all eras filled the streets and parks around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the stands inside for the first time in decades.

Quarterback Jared Goff, the first player chosen in the National Football League draft, entered the game 9:45 before halftime. He capped the next drive with a 32-yard touchdown strike down the sideline to wide receiver Terrance Williams. Todd Gurley did not play for the Rams.

Though August heroics are often forgotten as soon as the regular season begins, it's the only football we have right now. Hold off on the Dak Prescott praise until we have seen a larger body of work.

The Cowboys returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

After that, the Cowboys put their focus back on Prescott and Showers. McEvoy came down with the catch to bring the Seahawks, and Seattle converted its two-point attempt to walk away with the comeback victory. Cardale Jones and EJ Manuel threw a touchdown pass each.

"On Saturday night, he had a good start, fortified by the poise he's demonstrated on the practice field". Goff completed just four of nine passes for 38 yards and was sacked once.

The potential he showed in the first half of this exhibition has to make Dallas and its fans feel worlds better about the team's backup quarterback situation, at least for the moment.

Prescott looked comfortable with the offense and knew just who to go to. Benny Cunningham scored on a 14-yard run with 1:33 left in the first quarter for the Rams' first points in the stadium where they first played after arriving from Cleveland in 1946 until moving to Anaheim at the end of the 1979 season.

No Rams receiver has enjoyed a 1,000-yard season since 2007, which is weird considering the pass-giddy era in which we live.

Outside of that, though, Prescott was the same guy the Cowboys scouted at Mississippi State before the draft - prepared, calm and ready.

There's been a ton of talk and numerous names thrown around since the Dallas Cowboys lost backup QB Kellen Moore to a broken ankle.

Keenum started and played three series, going 6 of 7 for 58 yards. Prescott's performance Saturday did a lot to ease concerns about the team's quarterback depth chart. Then there was the abuse Dez Bryant bestowed upon Cody Sensabaugh. They showed why on Saturday.

Chargers second-year RB Melvin Gordon caught a pass in the flats from Philip Rivers and took it 44-yards to the end zone, finishing off the play with a nice truck-stick move. While the Cowboys are surely playoff contenders this season, they are again in short of back up quarterback.