Cowboys scoring Chargers: Dallas attacks Los Angeles on Greg Zuerlein’s goal in the last second
It turned out to be a hand-to-hand fight in Week 2, with wild and insane events for both teams, with the Dallas Cowboys escaping SoFi Stadium with a narrow 20-17 victory over the Los Chargers. Angeles. Both teams were battling injuries in key positions, so as things unfolded at SoFi Stadium it was essential to keep an eye on how both teams were adjusting. It would get worse for the Chargers in that regard when they lose former first-round pick Kenneth Murray early in the first quarter, creating another defensive void that Dak Prescott and Co. takes advantage of.
It was mostly the running backs who defined the Cowboys’ game in the first half, with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard finding the end zone after racking up yards in the first three offensive discs.
Justin Herbert would respond after throwing an interception on former second-round pick Trevon Diggs – his fifth in his first 15 NFL games – aided by rookie cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. snatching his own INT against Prescott. The Chargers then converted it to field goal, then Herbert found receiver Mike Williams for a touchdown, then converted a two-run conversion to reduce the lead to just three midway through the second quarter.
And that’s where he is before half-time, after the Chargers stopped the Cowboys’ potential response to fourth and fifth in LA territory on the next record, followed by Leighton Vander Esch repaying the favor. with an end of record bag on Herbert; but the Cowboys suffered a brutal kicker call in the fourth and 20 to allow the Chargers to tie the game. They didn’t, but instead they missed a field goal attempt which was canceled by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty anyway – keeping the Cowboys in the lead as the first half folds.
Oh wait, and then there was the Cowboys’ round with just three seconds left that almost put Dallas in the end zone.
All of this set the stage for what could be an electric arrival in Los Angeles, and that’s exactly what we got. Points were important in the second half – and for much of the game – led by a mix of fantastic play and messy mistakes from both teams. In the third quarter, both shots were traded, including safety Damontae Kazee in the Cowboys’ second interception of the day against Herbert, who was surgical on that command putting the Chargers on the Cowboys nine-yard line. But in the third and sixth, Kazee clinched his second red zone in as many weeks, proving his free agency signing was well advised by defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, both having spent years with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cowboys would get a basket as a result of the strikeout, and it would take a controversial 18-yard sack for Justin Herbert to force the Chargers to score their own basket – tying the game before the two-minute warning. And with a tie at 17-17 and the ball in Prescott’s hands, the Cowboys overcame terrible clocking in the dying moments to win on a 56-yard Greg Zuerlein kick. a player who has left at least four points. on the field in the Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Football is going to play football.
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