The Los Angeles Rams dropped to 2-3 on the season after falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 22-10, at SoFi Stadium. It was another disappointing performance for the offense, who turned the ball over three times.
Matthew Stafford threw one interception and lost two fumbles, continuing what has been a slow start to the year. Through five weeks, he has managed to toss only four touchdown passes compared to six interceptions.
While Stafford has taken responsibility for the Rams’ struggles, head coach Sean McVay believes the team needs to help him out more. “I think he’s doing everything he can,” McVay said of Stafford after the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys.
“I think he needs more help. I think guys got to play better around him. We’ve got to be able to help him be able to give himself a chance to sit on his back foot just passed even a hitch on some things.
“But I love Matthew Stafford. I’ll ride with that guy to the end of time. He’s continuing to do everything in his power to try to help our team move the football, score points, and we got to be able to help him out more.”
The Rams got in the end zone just once against the Cowboys after being held out the previous week by the San Francisco 49ers. Stafford previously emphasized he needs to do a better job of putting L.A. in scoring position.
“I mean, name of the game for the quarterback is helping the team get in the end zone,” Stafford said. “We haven’t done that enough and I can do a better job of that, whether that’s executing a little bit better in the red zone or being a little bit more explosive.
“I’m not going to get into full evals (evaluations). I’m not in that mode right now. I’m on a short week trying to figure out the Dallas Cowboys at the moment so that’s kind of where my focus is, but definitely can be better, try to get us in the end zone a little bit more.”