With less than three minutes left on the last quarter clock and the score 17-17, Dak Prescott forced to avoid the Cowboys’ worst start since 2010, started an offensive series in which he managed to establish a rhythm combining plays on the ground with Ezekiel Elliot and series passes that put the ball at the 44-yard line for the kicker Greg Zuerlein scored a field goal that gave the first win of the campaign to Dallas 20-17 over Los Angeles Chargers.
If God takes away, He also gives. A week ago the Boys got to know the sad side of the coin when a A last-second field goal gave the Buccanners the win in the season kickoff. Now Zuerlein brings numbers to the win column
Prescott posted his 16th winning drive, ranking fifth among quarterbacks with the most since 2016.
Hitting the road for their second road game, the Dallas Cowboys arrived at the trendy SoFi Stadium with the intention of targeting the ninth time in franchise history they have scored a win and a loss when they start seasons with consecutive away commitments.
While the Boys were hundreds of miles from AT&T Stadium, they had the majority of the fans in the stands. Not for nothing are they known as Team America.
Since the merger of the NFL with the AFL in 1970, the Cowboys with 105 wins are the second NFC organization to have defeated AFC opponents the most. 49ers leads the list with 106.
In his second game back at the Cowboys controls, Prescott finished the afternoon with 237 yards and an interception.. Although he did not get touchdown shipments, the greatest virtue of the franchise qurterback was to keep his team in front of the board for much of the game.
Injuries and absences That added up during the week, caused many to think that Dallas ‘loss on their trip to Los Angeles was almost certain, but Mike McCarthy’s team was able to fill in the gaps and get his defense to stop Chargers’ powerful attack.
The corridor Tony Pollard was the man of the game with 109 yards and a touchdown. Average 8.4 yards every time he took the ball.
The Boys defense intercepted Justin Herbet twice. Chargers quarterback got 338 yards through the air and a dispatch to the diagonals.
As it has not happened since 21 games ago, on their first ball possession, the Cowboys they built an offense that ended in a touchdown. First impressions are important and that’s how Dak Prescott understood it as he held an offense that covered 75 yards on 15 plays that was capped off with a four-yard run down the right side by Tony Pollard.
Going into the end zone, Dallas had 12 scoring games in the first quarter, the longest streak in franchise history.
With the momentum that the win gave them in Week 1, Justin Herbet started with three breakthrough plays. When it looked like the Bolts would respond with points, Trevon Diggs intercepted a pass from Herbert to give the ball back to Dak Prescott.
Diggs is the first member of the Cowboys to record interceptions in the first two games of the season since Lee Roy did it in 1975.
Favor by favor pays for Herbert as just two plays later, Prescott was intercepted by cornerback Asante Samuel. An offense that promised points, he drowned in a scream of frustration.
With their second offense of the game, Chargers took points to the scoreboard with a field goal by Tristan Vizcaino.
Once again with the support of the majority of the fans who flocked to SoFi Stadium, Prescott got his offense to impose his pulse with 75 yards. Ezekiel Elliott crossed the end zone with a five-yard dash. Elliott became the third man with the most rushing touchdowns for the Boys tied with Marion Barber with 47.
The first period was fruitful for the Lone Star set that added 13 firsts and 10, the most in its history.
Finally at home
The Cowboys will play their first game at the AT&T Stadium el 27 de septiembre when they host in a division classic, to Philadelphia Eagles en Monday Night.
The boys stay within their fiefdom for three consecutive weeks. The Panthers and New York Giants travel to Jery Ranch.