No defense has been as uniquely bad as Mike Nolan’s Cowboys defense since Mike Nolan’s 49ers defense

There are a lot of people wondering whether the Los Angeles Rams are legitimate contenders in the NFC this season. A loss on Sunday Night Football will certainly invite those kinds of questions.

Of course, the Rams handed the Dallas Cowboys a loss on SNF back in the season’s opening week, their first of what is currently a four-win total. LA would go on to sweep the entire NFC East over the next month which might qualify them for hats and t-shirts, but that is a conversation for a different day.

Perhaps the biggest indictment against the Rams this season is that they only managed to score 20 points against the Dallas Cowboys. Every team since Week 1 has dropped at least 34 on America’s Team (the fewest of which were, in fact, 34, courtesy of the worst offense in the NFL in the New York Giants) and the Arizona Cardinals hung 38 on them on Monday night.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has obviously come under fire as a result of his group’s performance and the heat has been dialed up to a different degree with the results staying the same.

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