Cowboys beat the Chargers at the end of the game 20-17


Los Angeles Chargers #10 Justin Herbert (QB) scrambling and looking downfield for an open receiver. Photo by Jeff Lewis.

9/19/21 INGLEWOOD, CA - The Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) hosted the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) and lost at the end of the game 20-17 at So-Fi Stadium.


The Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert completed 31 of 41 passes for 338-yards, one touchdown, and one interception.


Dak Prescott for the Cowboys threw the football 27 times, completing 23 of his passes for 237-yards and one interception.


The Cowboys scored in the first quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run by Tony Polland, and the extra point kick made by Greg Zuerlein made the score 7-0.

Dallas Cowboys' #4 Dak Prescott (QB) is about to hand off the ball to one of his running backs. Photo by Jeff Lewis.

Tristan Vizcaino kicked a 46-yard field goal that had the Chargers trailing the Cowboys 7-3. The Cowboys increased their lead to 14-3 on a 5-yard touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliot made the score 14-3.


The Chargers would score in the second quarter when Justin Herbert threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams, and a two-point conversion run by Austin Ekeler made the score 14-11.


Vizcaino would tie the game for the Chargers 14-14 in the third quarter after kicking a 32-yard field goal.


The Cowboys would regain the lead 17-14 in the fourth quarter when Zuerlein kicked a 32-yard field goal. Vizcaino would tie the game again for the Chargers 17-17 after kicking a 29-yard field goal with 3:54 seconds left in the game.

Los Angeles Chargers #26 Asante Samuel Jr. (CB) got the first interception of his career against Dak Prescott. Photo by Jeff Lewis.

The Chargers' defense couldn't stop Prescott and the Cowboys' offense from marching down the field that set up a 56-yard field goal by Zuerlein that won the game for Dallas 20-17.


The leading receiver for the Chargers was Keenan Allen, with four catches and 108-yards, and the leading rusher was Austin Ekeler, four carries for 54-yards.


Tony Polland led the Cowboys in rushing carried the ball thirteen times for 109-yards and one touchdown. CeeDee Lamb had eight catches for 81-yards to lead the Cowboys in receptions.


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