Cowboys hold Melvin Gordon in check in Chargers debut

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The second running back selected in the 2015 NFL Draft made his preseason debut against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night.

Afterward, Melvin Gordon has just 11 more yards to his name than he had before the game began.

The San Diego Chargers rookie was held to just 11 yards on six carries and only played in the first half before donning a baseball cap for the rest of the night.

The Chargers selected Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick in the draft and hope he can replace an oft-injured Ryan Mathews as the team’s starting running back.

Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead scored an 8-yard touchdown on his only carry of the night and Branden Oliver rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Dallas had a top 10 run defense in 2014 and kept Gordon bottled up with their starters on the field. Gordon will have three more preseason games to find some more production before the stats start counting for real.