Final Report Card

Grades are handed down after Sunday's dismal loss to the Rams.

PASSING OFFENSE
D -- Drew Bledsoe passed for 242 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions and was sacked five times.

RUSHING OFFENSE
F-minus -- Running back Julius Jones needed 42 yards to get to 1,000 on the season. He tallied just 35 against the league's 30th-ranked run defense. Blocking up front was awful.

PASS DEFENSE
B -- The Cowboys held the high-powered Rams to just 158 yards passing and no touchdowns. DeMarcus Ware got another sack.

RUSH DEFENSE
C -- The Rams weren't great on the ground, but they did enough to hurt the Cowboys without starter Steven Jackson. The Rams rushed for 106 yards, including 61 by Aveion Cason.

SPECIAL TEAMS
C -- Tyson Thompson set a team record for kickoff return yards for a season. He was good again Sunday with a 44-yard return. Shaun Suisham didn't prove to be any better than the previous kickers, making one of two kicks. He was wide right from 47 yards.

COACHING
D -- The Cowboys played as if they had nothing to play for. It's a shame because they deserved a better finish. They should have ended up 10-6 instead of 9-7.

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