In what could well be one of the best games of a busy Week 2, the Dallas Cowboys will head to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers as the home side welcomes fans to their new stadium.
While the Cowboys are 0-1, they showed pretty well in their season opener vs. a tough Tampa Bay squad. Their offense looked dynamic, and Dak Prescott made fans remember why he deserved that mega contract. He made plays with his legs and arm, and the Dallas attack will be a challenge for any defense in 2021.
The Chargers will be keen on taking the field in front of the fans of Los Angeles, but it’s to be expected that there will be a fairly sizable travelling contingent cheering for Dallas as well. Still, L.A. remains a talented group and one that can beat teams in a multitude of different ways. We saw that versatility in Week 1 vs. Washington where the Chargers grinded out a victory in a defensive struggle. Justin Herbert continues to progress as one of the game’s top QB’s, and should be eager to throw on this Cowboys’ secondary.
The total has shifted upwards of four points since this line opened, and should make for one of the premier offensive showdowns of this season. It surely cannot be missed, and we’ve got all the betting angles covered at The Sports Geek. Continue reading on below for further game details, analysis, and a betting prediction for Dallas vs. Los Angeles here in Week 2. Enjoy!
Justin Herbert while he’s watching film on the Cowboys defense
— Daniel Wade (@dantalkssports) September 15, 2021
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers Live Odds & Betting History
*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag
|Points Per Game||29.0||20.0|
|Points Against Per Game||31.0||16.0|
|Passing Yards Per Game||391.0||334.0|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||52.0||126.0|
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers Prediction
While the Cowboys in a way escaped Week 1 with a moral victory after pushing the Buccaneers to the limit, the days after haven’t gone as well. La’el Collins will miss the next five games due to suspension, leaving a gaping hole along their offensive line. With Dak Prescott returning from a gruesome leg injury, his protection must be prioritized, especially with the threat the Chargers pose on defense.
That will force a huge matchup with Collins’ replacement suiting up across from the dangerous Joey Bosa. Bosa dominated Washington last week, and the feared lineman is going to be pressuring Prescott relentlessly on Sunday.
Expect Dallas to utilize more of a ground attack to keep the Chargers’ pass rush at bay, and if Prescott can get any time and space – L.A.’s corners can be exploited against both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. That said, that remains a big ‘if’ given the current plight of Dallas’ offensive line.
One team that doesn’t enter with many offensive line concerns are the LA Chargers and you better believe Justin Herbert is grateful for that. The young quarterback had a clean pocket last week vs. Washington, and he should absolutely torch Dallas’ secondary here in Week 2. Tom Brady dominated them during the opening week, and Herbert should be able to replicate that success. Nobody in Dallas’ secondary can stay with either Keenan Allen or Mike Williams, so expect huge showings from that tandem.
Despite the fact that Dallas kept things tight in Week 1 vs. a talented Tampa squad, don’t be fooled by the final score. They were outplayed from the start, and aside from some big plays by their few talented players – the Bucs remained in control. The Chargers do things well that can exploit Dallas, specifically within their secondary. Dallas is also likely to be missing DeMarcus Lawrence, further hindering their ability to disrupt Herbert. They’re badly depleted already, and it’s fair to expect a big showing from the Chargers at home in Week 2 as a result.
#Cowboys start to the season:
– Lose Zach Martin to COVID for Week 1.
– Lost close game to Tampa.
– La’el Collins suspended 5 games.
– Michael Gallup placed on IR with calf injury.
– Randy Gregory tests positive for COVID.
– DeMarcus Lawrence fractures foot, out indefinitely.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 15, 2021
Cowboys vs. Chargers Trends To Know:
- Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Chargers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Chargers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Over is 5-0 in Cowboys last 5 games as an underdog.
- Over is 5-1 in Chargers last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings vs. the Chargers.
While many of the fans who show up on Sunday might be there to cheer on Dallas, the Cowboys are just overmatched at so many positions. Playmakers on offense will only carry them so far, and
Week 2 vs. Los Angeles should show that. Look for the Chargers to dominate the lines of scrimmage, and flat out pester Prescott for all four quarters. Justin Herbert is due for a big outing and should be able to bully this leaky secondary. Chargers win comfortably in a shootout.