LOS ANGELES (AP) — With 1 yard between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas end zone on fourth down midway through in the fourth quarter Customized Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , Sean McVay decided to go straight ahead.No clever plays for this high-flying offense. No elaborate schemes from their inventive coach.C.J. Anderson ran directly into the left side while his line cleared a path. He tumbled into the end zone with 7:16 left for the Rams’ final points in their first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Cowboys on Saturday night in the divisional round.“We always talk about attacking success, never fearing failure,” McVay said of his reasoning behind the simple call. “We wanted to come out here and try to play fearless tonight.”Los Angeles’ ground game is something to be feared after racking up a franchise playoff-record 273 yards rushing from the opening drive to Anderson’s final first-down run.Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley ran for 115 more yards and another TD to send the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship game for the first time in 17 years.That’s also the most ever allowed in the postseason by the five-time Super Bowl champion Cowboys, who were playing in their NFL-record 63rd postseason game.“Feels great, just running the ball the way we did,” quarterback Jared Goff said after his first career playoff victory. “Two 100-yard rushers, that’s rare, and it starts with those five guys up front.”Next weekend, the Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.The long-struggling Rams had won only one postseason game since their last trip to the Super Bowl in February 2002, but the 32-year-old McVay has added his first playoff victory to his spectacular two-season franchise turnaround . Los Angeles is one win away from another Super Bowl trip after McVay largely stuck to old-time football basics with his unlikely running back tandem and an offensive line determined to assert its superiority.With the Rams’ veteran offensive line cutting holes in the Cowboys’ defense, Gurley and Anderson became the fourth set of teammates in NFL history to rush for 100 yards apiece in a postseason game, an improbable development just a few weeks ago. Gurley is the Rams’ offensive centerpiece and one of the NFL’s elite running backs , but Anderson is a well-traveled veteran playing only his third game with the Rams after signing last month when Gurley was struggling with a knee injury.“It’s scary,” Anderson said of his new partnership with Gurley. “We’ve got two different styles, and we can keep teams off balance. … Playing on the field with Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott, I’m just trying to make my statement and make my stamp in this game, too.”The Cowboys (11-7) www.authenticslosangelesrams.com , who largely shut down Seattle’s league-best rushing attack last week, hadn’t allowed two 100-yard rushers in a playoff game since the NFL-AFL merger. Los Angeles racked up more yards than the Cowboys had allowed on the ground all season.“We got beaten,” Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford said. “Like I said in (the locker room), it’s a scar that you’re going to wear for the rest of your life. You can either look at your scar and run from it, or you can look at your scar and remember it, and punch somebody in the face because of it. So hopefully our guys use this as ammunition for next year.”Elliott rushed for a TD and Amari Cooper caught an early TD pass for the Cowboys, who still haven’t won a playoff game on the road in 26 years. After winning the NFC East and beating Seattle last week, Dallas lost in the divisional playoff round for the sixth consecutive time and fell short of its first trip to the NFC championship game since January 1996.Dak Prescott passed for 266 yards and rushed for a TD with 2:11 to play , but the Cowboys couldn’t climb out after falling into a 23-7 hole midway through the third quarter. Elliott managed only 47 yards on 20 carries as Dallas lost for just the second time in its last 10 games.“They’re a physical football team,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett said of the Rams. “There is a little bit of a misperception of how the Rams play offensive football with the run. They do an outstanding job.”Goff passed for 186 yards and spent much of the night handing off, but the gangly quarterback improbably scrambled 11 yards for a first down with 1:51 to play, essentially wrapping up his breakthrough win. It was also the first postseason victory for the anchor of that line, 37-year-old left tackle Andrew Whitworth, and veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.Anderson and Gurley ran with equal verve while Dallas gave up 200 yards rushing in a playoff game for the first time since Eric Dickerson did it for the Rams in 1986. Anderson became the third Rams player with more than 100 yards and two rushing TDs in a game, joining Dickerson and Marshall Faulk.The Rams chewed up the ground and the clock on four lengthy scoring drives in the first half. Anderson reached the end zone seven minutes before halftime on a 1-yard plunge — and just 3 1/2 minutes later, Gurley broke through the middle and went 35 yards for his first career playoff touchdown , putting the Rams up 20-7 at halftime.Elliott scored on a 1-yard plunge and the Cowboys got a 2-point conversion to trim the Rams’ lead to 23-15 in the third quarter, but the Rams made a decisive 12-play, 65-yard drive in the fourth capped by Anderson’s bold 1-yard TD plunge on fourth down.JANUARY 12 IS A BIG DAYThree years to the day after the NFL approved the Rams’ return to Los Angeles Los Angeles Rams T-Shirt , and two years to the day after McVay was hired, the franchise earned its first playoff victory since coming home from 21 years in St. Louis.THE MAIN EVENTA sellout crowd of 77,187 assembled in the cavernous Coliseum, and a significant portion of those fans cheered on America’s Team. The sideline was dotted with celebrities, and LeBron James hosted several Lakers teammates in a field suite behind the east end zone.INJURIESCowboys: WR Cole Beasley had one catch for 15 yards, and tight end Blake Jarwin had two catches for 17 yards. They both missed practice all week with ankle injuries.Rams: Gurley appeared a bit hesitant early in his first action in four weeks, but his knee seemed to hold up well. … CB Aqib Talib went to the locker room in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He returned for the fourth quarter.UP NEXTCowboys: Season over.Rams: Either a trip to New Orleans or a visit from Philadelphia for the NFC championship game.Four free agent/trade options at backup QB for the Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams’ fans didn’t get to see any of the starting offense this preseason, and as a result they were served a heaping helping of Sean Mannion and the Rams’ second string offense for much of the time. There are a coupe schools of thought on his performance. For starters, it was never pretty. Fans would’ve liked to have seen Mannion take control of the offense and march the team downfield with some semblance of efficiency. Didn’t happen. Flip side of the coin, he was indeed playing with the Rams’ backups, so it’s not as if he was out there with Andrew Whitworth protecting his blindside and with Brandin Cooks scorching a defender. Regardless, the majority of fans it seems, are calling for change. There’s really been no indication that the Rams are ready to move on from Mannion — who’s been the team’s primary backup since being drafted in 2015. But let’s face it, Sean McVay wouldn’t have said anything to indicate they would be either. So yeah, Brandon Allen and Luis Perez could be options at QB2 should the Rams decide to move on from Mannion. But I’m not sure that puts them in any better standing should something unfortunate happen to Jared Goff. A backup QB is someone you really hope to never see during the regular season. But should the Rams need to call upon one, and it be someone other than the aforementioned trio of current Rams’ backup signal callers, here’s a short list of players who are, or may be, available as early as Saturday: Robert Griffin IIIThis one’s easy Los Angeles Rams Hats , right? The RG3-McVay connection is already there and with that comes a strong rapport and understanding of the offense. Furthermore, RG3 has impressed this preseason, and has clearly looked like the stronger option at backup QB in Baltimore. Quite frankly, he’s looked the part of a starter. Will the Ravens release him though? They’re not known for holding onto three QB’s and with Lamar Jackson in the house, it’s going to make for a touch decision in Baltimore. This option may be more of a trade-based solution for the Rams if RG3 sticks. And if he’s released outright, expect there to be some competition for her services, should the Rams even show interest. Paxton LynchYou remember having the arguments in 2016 about which QB would best suit the Rams, right? There was a time where Goff and Wentz weren’t the only viable options for the Rams come draft time, and Lynch was one of the hottest names attached to them in mock drafts. Fast forward three years and Case Keenum is set to lead the charge in Denver and, for whatever it says about Lynch, it appears he’s on the outside looking in at the QB2 spot behind 2018 7th round pick Chad Kelly. Having spent a 1st round pick on him just three years ago, John Elway would certainly entertain trade options. But if the Broncos aren’t going to hold onto three QB’s, Lynch could hear his name called for all the wrong reasons on Saturday. Josh DobbsThe Steelers currently have four QB’s on their roster. Ben Roethlisberger clearly isn’t going anywhere. Neither is 2018 third round pick Mason Rudolph. That means the decision in Pittsburgh comes down to Josh Dobbs - a fourth round pick from 2017 - and Landry Jones, a veteran QB who’s been with the team since being drafted in 2013. Dobbs has impressed this preseason, and has fans clamoring for him to stick as the team’s third QB. The reality is that one of them are going to come available. And Dobbs could very well be the odd man out. Christian HackenbergWhat flavor of terrible backup QB would you like?