Simply stated, the Rams’ offensive line couldn’t handle Dallas’ defensive front. The Rams entered the game as the only team in the NFL yet to allow a sack this season, but that distinction lasted all of six plays Sunday, with Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick getting Bradford on the ground with a blitz just 2˝ minutes into the game.
All told, Bradford was sacked six times Sunday, with DeMarcus Ware getting him twice
to break the Cowboys’ career record for sacks he had shared with Harvey Martin entering the day. (Ware now has 115 career sacks.) Bradford was slow to get up after one hit but said after the game that he felt fine physically.
“Give credit to their pass rush,” Bradford said. “I thought they did a good job. They were running a lot of ‘games’ with their down linemen. A couple blitzes got us, too.”
Ware knocked four-time Pro Bowler Jake Long to the ground once en route a sac
k. The Rams’ interior linemen had trouble all day with Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher. Even George Selvie, a Rams seventh-round pick in 2010 now on his fifth NFL team, had a sack for Dallas.