LOS ANGELES– Jameill Showers almost felt like an afterthought in the wake of Dak Prescott's big night, but one could argue he made the play of the game in Saturday's loss to the Rams.
Facing a 3rd-and-10 on his own 20-yard line in the third quarter, Showers rolled right and dodged being sacked by mere inches. Having successfully recovered from near-disaster, he looked downfield and uncorked a long ball to Vince Mayle.
"I guess I kind of saw him," Showers said. "I saw him put his hands up and then I was just making sure there wasn't anybody around before I just throw it up to him."
Mayle came down with a 47-yard reception, keeping alive a drive that would ultimately end on the Rams' 8-yard line on a turnover on downs.
Showers wasn't bad by any stretch. But, again, it was hard to measure up to the performance turned in to the rookie Prescott. For his part, Showers completed 8-of-16 passes for 99 yards – and he ran for another 17 on a scramble in the game's dying minutes.
With the Cowboys' reserve players in the game, however, the offense went three-and-out three times during Showers' time under center.
"There were a couple throws I could've made. There were a couple dropped passes in critical situations," he said. "Obviously I just wish we would've won the game, especially we had such a big lead coming into the second half."
-- David Helman