Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by BVN
Jon D. Gaede |BVN Sports
A 39-yard kick by Cowboys Brandon Aubrey broke a fourth quarter 17-17 tie to seal the victory over the Chargers on Monday night at SoFi Stadium 20-17. The anticipation of two high powered offenses featuring the arms of Justin Herbert and Dak Prescott was an entertainment filled thriller, until the Dallas defensive line exerted their will.
The Cowboys flew into LAX hungry, after an embarrassing 42-10 loss to the San Francisco the week prior and a slight 8-5 all-time record against the Chargers.
Los Angeles was (2-3) on the year with narrow losses of just three points to Miami, Tennessee and now Dallas.
Dependable Chargers Austin Ekeler returned after missing three games with an ankle sprain, as Herbert dealt with an injured finger on his non-throwing hand.
Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert’s reputation as an elite NFL quarterback is well known, including his unique ability to make deep, accurate throws with velocity has also been proven. Herbert came under constant pressure from the Dallas defensive line who pressured him on 42% of his throws Monday night.
The back and forth game was marred by 20 penalties including a physical pre-game incident initiated by Cowboy players. Ultimately, the Chargers offensive line could not match the aggression of All Pro Micah Parsons and the Dallas pass rush who flushed Herbert on his throws all night, including a game ending interception by the Cowboys Stephon Gilmore.