On Monday Night Football in Week 6 of the regular season, the Dallas Cowboys took on the L.A. Chargers at SoFi Stadium. The Cowboys started off nervously as there were penalties at key points of the game and overall it was not a pretty game to watch. Most importantly though, the Cowboys got the edge to win an ugly game. Here’s a rundown of the game and reaction on social media as it happened.
Things started off heated, before the game and a melee broke out on the sideline.
Dante Fowler, Sam Williams and Mazi Smith were among Cowboys players in middle of today’s intersquad relations event with Chargers. Video via @espn.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 16, 2023
Teams didn’t squabble once last summer in two joint practices. Didn’t get through a pregame warmup today. pic.twitter.com/guygFpgpPI
Cowboys score on their second offensive drive. Moving the ball well, not perfect, but great run by Dak Prescott for the score
RAYNE DAKOTA PRESCOTT WITH THE RUSHING TOUCHDOWN IT'S THE LEGGGSSSS— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 17, 2023
Huge to add that element back to the offense. Dak being able to use his legs is massive for this #DallasCowboys offense.— Tony Catalina (@Tony_Catalina) October 17, 2023
Michael Gallup has a series of drops in the game and looks slow.
It really might be time to sit Michael Gallup.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 17, 2023
Lots of penalties, and worse many of them pre-snap penalties.
I dunno what's more incredible - that the Cowboys keep incurring these dumb penalties, or that they keep getting off the field in spite of them.— David Helman (@davidhelman_) October 17, 2023
A confusing moment before halftime by Mike McCarthy. He opted to run the clock and kick the field goal.
So no one's going to explain what the hell just happened?— David Helman (@davidhelman_) October 17, 2023
Cowboys had a chance to take a shot at the end zone and just settle for 3? Where'd the 5 seconds go?
Halftime.— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 17, 2023
How are we feeling? pic.twitter.com/FJMGdYfUOV
Dak Prescott halftime stats:— Jess Nevarez (@JessNevarez_) October 17, 2023
-Prescott is 15 for 20 in passing attempts (75% completion percentage) for 161 yards and a 98.1 QB rating.
-He also has 33 using yards in 4 attempts and 1 TD, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.
Chargers roll down field. Fourth-down play in the Cowboys redzone stopped by DaRon Bland. Important stop at this stage.
Cowboys burn a timeout because they had 12 defenders on the field for a second time tonight. Level of disorganization before the snap is embarrassing.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 17, 2023
Biggest play of the year on offense so far.
Brandin Cooks gets his first Dallas Cowboys touchdown.
The moment for which WR Brandin Cooks has waited. He's in the end zone for first time with Cowboys, and they take a touchdown lead in fourth quarter. It's 17-10 with 11:19 left in fourth.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 17, 2023
Punt play in the fourth quarter, recovered by the L.A. Chargers which led to the touchdown to tie it up.
The play is overturned and the Chargers get the ball at the Cowboys 20.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 17, 2023
Brandon Aubrey gives the Cowboys the lead.
After throwing for two touchdowns, Dak Prescott has now thrown a touchdown against all other 31 NFL opponents.— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) October 17, 2023
Stephon Gilmore ends the game with a catch.
STEPHON GILMORE INTERCEPTION!!!!!— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) October 17, 2023
MICAH THEN GILMORE FOR THE W!!— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) October 17, 2023
Defense comes up HUGE when it counted most. Big time road win
Monday Night Football recap: pic.twitter.com/SSoY7rx5ZC— Jess Nevarez (@JessNevarez_) October 17, 2023
Dak carried the offense tonight— LP Cruz (@SDQFlightCrew) October 17, 2023
Dak. CeeDee. Parsons. Lawrence. Gilmore. All five made huge plays to win this game.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 17, 2023
Cowboys' first sack and first interception of the night come on consecutive plays. The knockout blows. Dallas about to enter its bye week with a 4-2 record.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 17, 2023
This was one night the two big trades of the offseason paid off for the Cowboys as Brandin Cooks had a TD and a couple of other important catches and Stephon Gilmore sealed the game with his pick.— Tom Ryle, regular season Cowboys junkie (@TomRyleBTB) October 17, 2023
Well done, Will McClay.
CeeDee Lamb had himself a day.
CEEDEE LAMB.— NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2023
7 catches on 7 targets for 117 yards pic.twitter.com/V5pWxhSeb0
Dak Prescott put the team on his back. Led the team in rushing.