Yes, the Dallas Cowboys missed linebacker Sean Lee on Sunday.

But, as far as defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is concerned, that’s no excuse for the way the Los Angeles Rams gashed them in a 35-30 victory.

In particular, Rams running back Todd Gurley proved to be a weapon the Cowboys couldn’t contain. Gurley had a career day with 121 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards. The 215 yards from scrimmage were the most in his young career to date.

“And we’ve got to tackle. We didn’t tackle well.”

Gurley showcased his elusiveness all afternoon. Gurley had 23 carries and seven catches on the day, and eight of his touches went for double-digit yards.

The highlight came in the third quarter on a 53-yard touchdown reception from Jared Goff. Gurley got past Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson and made a move that left safety Jeff Heath on the ground and him running free to the end zone.

Rams first-year coach Sean McVay has made it a point to utilize Gurley more in the passing game.

“It takes a lot of stress off everybody – Goff, me, the receivers,” Gurley said. “We have a lot of guys who can do a lot of things. Tavon [Austin], he is a mini-running back now, I guess I am a mini-receiver.