While the Los Angeles Rams might have arguably the best offense in the NFL right now, the Dallas Cowboys did their bit to help their opponents advance in the playoffs this weekend.
The Rams were able to defeat the Cowboys 30-22 last night in Los Angeles at the Coliseum to not only book their place in the NFC Championship game next weekend, but also pick up their first playoff victory in 14 years.
The Cowboys did their fair share on offense to help Los Angeles reach the NFC title game, which included one horrendous play from one of their lineman.
With many believing the Cowboys' have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL today, you would think they would know better as well.
Late in the second quarter, Dallas was on a drive and looking to score before the half to try and keep the game tight. From the Rams' 36-yard line, Dak Prescott took a snap, but LA's four-man rush broke down his offensive line almost instantaneously.
Prescott had to run around in the pocket to elude the Rams' pressure as it came crashing down on him, but in the process, his own lineman hugged him from behind.
La’el Collins was the culprit and, as a result of the hug tackle, the play was called dead by the officials due to 'in the grasp' rules when an opponent is near. The Cowboys were pushed out of field goal range and had to punt on the next play.
Unsurprisingly, many NFL fans saw the comical side of this play at Dallas' expense.
There were no real flashy plays from Los Angeles to send them through in the playoffs, as they went the traditional ground-and-pound to advance in the postseason, setting a franchise record in the process.
The Rams ran for a franchise playoff-record 273 yards rushing, with CJ Anderson rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Todd Gurley ran for 115 more yards and another touchdown.
Prescott finished the day with 266 passing yards and a touchdown as well as a rushing touchdown, but the Rams defense held his running back, Ezekiel Elliott, to just 47 yards and a touchdown on 20 rushing attempts.
While Dallas' season is now over, the Rams will now wait until the result of tonight's game between the Saints and Eagles to see if they're either taking a trip to New Orleans or a visit from Philadelphia for the NFC Championship game.