Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) lines on the ground after being sacked by San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys Blow Lead and Opportunity Lose To The Chargers 30-21

The Cowboys Offense started off really slow in this game and they were never really able to find a rhythm.  The defense played well in the first half, although that started to change near the end of the first half.  San Diego was able to move the ball at will, with the Chargers banged up offensive-line the Cowboys could not capitalize and were unable to get much pressure on Rivers.

Romo was often under duress and did not seem comfortable in the pocket.  With an 11 point lead near the end of the first half the Cowboys could not build a cushion.  There were those untimely holding penalties on the o-line that really hurt some important drives.

The Cowboys blew a really good opportunity with a lead in this game.  With the rest of the division struggling and the Broncos coming to town next week, this was a win that they really needed.  The Cowboys are 2-2 for the third straight year.

Terrance Williams had an up and down day in his first career start.  He was able to make some big catches but the fumble near the goal-line late in the fourth quarter iced this game.

Turning Point:  After the Sean Lee Interception return for a touchdown the defense allowed Rivers and company to march down the field for a field-goal that kept it close.  The Chargers seemed to click offensively on that drive and the Cowboys defense struggled the rest of the way.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Phillip Rivers Terrance Williams Tony Romo

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