The role for versatile rookie Micah Parsons contained in the Dallas security merely acquired a bit additional intriguing after the linebacker principally modified injured star cross rusher DeMarcus Lawrence in a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

While the Chargers price themselves two touchdowns with penalties, there was no denying the have an effect on of Parsons, notably when matched up in path of appropriate type out Storm Norton.

WHAT’S WORKING

The Cowboys acquired the working sport going after largely ignoring it contained in the opener, a 31-29 loss to defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay and its top-ranked run security from the title season. Tony Pollard had his third profession 100-yard sport with 109 whereas two-time dashing champ Ezekiel Elliott had 71.

The 198 yards dashing have been primarily in all probability probably the most for the Cowboys beneath second-year coach Mike McCarthy, they usually acquired proper right here every week after Prescott threw bigger than 50 passes for the third consecutive time in a full sport and completed with 403 yards passing. Prescott was 23 of 27 for 237 yards in path of the Chargers.

“We’re trying to build this thing to win a championship,” McCarthy talked about. “You have to have diversity and you have to have an understanding of what your opponents can and can’t do.”

WHAT NEEDS HELP

Clock administration was an issue contained in the remaining minute. Dallas had an excessive amount of time to get nearer than the 56-yarder Greg Zuerlein made for the win. The Cowboys ran only one play contained in the remaining 33 seconds, selecting to not snap with about 10 seconds left and utilizing their remaining timeout with 4 seconds to go. McCarthy talked about a part of the issue was the scoreboard clock he was utilizing went clear after that solely play, a 3-yard run by Pollard.

STOCK UP

RT Terence Steele helped gradual three-time Pro Bowl cross rusher Joey Bosa inside the primary sport with out La’el Collins, who’s serving a five-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse safety. Steele acquired an excessive amount of expertise as an undrafted rookie remaining 12 months when Collins missed the entire season with hip elements. That was a part of the rationale Dallas chosen him to fill on this time. The plan most actually just isn’t going to vary anytime shortly after Bosa was shut out on sacks, tackles for loss and QB hits.

STOCK DOWN

Special groups coach John Fassel continues to make puzzling selections. The newest was a heavy punt rush late inside the primary half that resulted in a roughing penalty, giving the Chargers a risk for a tying self-discipline aim contained in the remaining seconds before halftime. Tristan Vizcaino missed it. Without the penalty, the Dallas offense would have had an excessive amount of time to attempt to develop a 14-11 lead.

INJURIES

McCarthy talked about WR Amari Cooper injured some ribs however did not have an change on his standing after the sport.

KEY NUMBER

20 — The Cowboys gained whereas scoring 20 or fewer parts for the primary time since a 13-10 victory over New Orleans on Nov. 29, 2018. Dallas had misplaced 17 consecutive video video video games when scoring fewer than 30 parts.

NEXT STEPS

The Cowboys get a weird three-game homestand beginning subsequent Monday evening in path of Philadelphia. They ought to be favored in all three, though it ought to be shut with the center sport in path of Carolina because of early resurgence from the Panthers. The hapless New York Giants, one totally different NFC East rival, end the set.