Rams pro­pel into NFC fi­nal be­hind stel­lar run­ning game

An­der­son, Gur­ley com­bine for 238 yards rush­ing in a nar­row de­feat of Cow­boys

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Rams 30 — Cow­boys 22

— C.J. An­der­son rushed for 123 yards and two touch­downs, and Todd Gur­ley rushed for 115 more and an­other TD in the Los An­ge­les Rams’ first play­off vic­tory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dal­las Cow­boys in the divisional round on Satur­day night.

Gur­ley and An­der­son pun­ished the Cow­boys’ nor­mally sturdy run de­fense and sent the se­cond-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC cham­pi­onship game for the first time in 17 years.

Ezekiel El­liott rushed for a TD and Amari Cooper caught an early TD pass for the Cow­boys (11-7), who still haven’t won a play­off game on the road in 26 years. Af­ter win­ning the NFC East and beat­ing Seat­tle last week, Dal­las lost in the divisional play­off round for the sixth con­sec­u­tive time.

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