On Monday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers clashed battle in Week 6. The Chargers were coming off a bye week and seeking to get back on track after a poor start to the season, while the Cowboys were looking to rebound from a disheartening defeat to the San Francisco 49ers the week before.
With their first drive, the Cowboys scored a touchdown, setting up a quick early lead. The Cowboys took a 14-3 lead after the Chargers answered with a field goal. The Cowboys then scored another touchdown on their subsequent possession.
After the Chargers scored a touchdown of their own in the second quarter, the Cowboys responded with a field goal to lead 17–10 at the half.
After halftime, the Chargers continued to play well, tying the score at 17–17 on their opening possession with a touchdown. The Chargers rallied with a field goal to knot the score once more, but the Cowboys answered with another one.
For the remainder of the third quarter and into the fourth, the score was tied. With just more than two minutes left in the game, the Cowboys ultimately broke the deadlock with a field goal. In the dying seconds of the game, the Chargers had a chance to equalize the score, but Justin Herbert’s ball to Keenan Allen went incomplete.
The Cowboys won the game by a score of 20-17.
Cowboys vs. Chargers final score
- Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns.
- Cowboys’ wide receiver CeeDee Lamb caught 10 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
- Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns.
- Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen caught nine passes for 100 yards.
- The Cowboys’ defense was dominant throughout the game, sacking Herbert four times and forcing two turnovers.
- The Cowboys’ running game was also effective, averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
- The Chargers’ offense struggled to get going in the first half, but they were able to move the ball more effectively in the second half.
- The Chargers’ defense also had some bright spots, forcing two turnovers and holding the Cowboys to 20 points.
|Passing||21-30, 246 yards||22-37, 219 yards|
|Time of possession||29:52:00||30:08:00|
With the win, the Cowboys’ record increased to 5-1, which positioned them atop the NFC East. Following their defeat, the Chargers’ record fell to 2-4, placing them in third position within the AFC West.
Thus far this season, the Cowboys appear to be among the top teams in the NFL. They have a strong defense and a well-balanced offense. Conversely, the Chargers are having trouble defining themselves. Although their quarterback is a gifted player, they still need to strengthen their defense and running scheme.