A month into the season, a 2-2 record can mean a lot of things.
For the Cowboys, it’s a disappointment, as they gave away a chance to pull two games clear of their division. For the Chargers, it was a step forward, and marked another sign that Philip Rivers is back.
The Chargers quarterback was 35-of-42 passing for 401 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-21 win over the Cowboys, which moved both teams to .500.
Rivers looks energized under new coach Mike McCoy (along with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and quarterbacks coach Frank Reich), and has
The Cowboys went up 21-10 in the second quarter when linebacker Sean Lee took an interception back for a score.
But Rivers led his team back for 20 unanswered points, hitting Antonio Gates in stride for a fourth-quarter touchdown to put his team up two scores.
Tony Romo answered with an impressive drive, but Terrance Williams fumbled at the 1-yard line going in, trying to stretch the ball over the plane when he appeared well short.
The Chargers did it all with a makeshift line (three starters inactive) and they lost pass-rusher Dwight Freeney to a quad injury in the second quarter, and he did not return. But having Rivers back at a level he hasn’t played at in recent years gives them a chance.