Video: Rams’ Todd Gurley adds to the Cowboys’ first-half miseries with a 35-yard rushing touchdown
First, C.J. Anderson punched in a 22-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 13-7 lead. Then, Todd Gurley punctured the Cowboys’ defense for a 35-yard score to extend the lead in the first half:
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Gurley came into the game against the Cowboys somewhat hobbled. He suffered a knee injury during the Rams’ Week 15 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles and proceeded to miss the last two games of the regular season and was limited in practice this past week, so many wondered just how effective Gurley would be against Dallas.
Needless to say, Gurley looks just fine, racking up 80 yards on 10 carries in the first half.
On the year, the 25-year-old, racked up 1,251 yards and a league-leading 17 touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 59 receptions for 580 yards and four scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
Gurley, who played his collegiate football at the University of Georgia, was originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round (10th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He made his mark during his rookie campaign, registering 1,106 yards while reaching the end zone 10 times. As a result, he made his first trip to Honolulu.
Then, after a very disappointing 2016 season in which he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry, Gurley logged 1,305 yards and paced the league with 13 rushing scores while recording 4.7 yards per attempt. He made the Pro Bowl and was named a First-Team All-Pro for his efforts.