In a game marred by errors and penalties, the Dallas Cowboys defence stepped up in the final two minutes, securing a hard-fought 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on “Monday Night Football.” Despite Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert’s resilience while playing with a fractured non-throwing hand, the Cowboys advanced to a 4-2 season record, as the Chargers dropped to 2-3.
In dire need of a victory after a tough outing against the San Francisco 49ers the previous week, the Cowboys delivered when it counted most. While the game had its imperfections, including penalties and special teams turnovers, the Cowboys made crucial plays down the stretch, highlighted by a game-winning drive with key third-down conversions and a sealing interception by Stephon Gilmore.
Quarterback Dak Prescott showcased his rushing prowess, recording the longest touchdown run of his career. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb demonstrated promise with a strong first-half performance. Additionally, the Cowboys’ defence proved solid even without linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, effectively containing the Chargers’ running game.
The Chargers’ struggles to establish a ground game persist, further highlighting their need for improvement in that area.