Posted: 7:28 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
By Kenneth Arthur
Tony Romo had a hot first, throwing two touchdowns as the Cowboys led the Chargers 21-13, but it was all San Diego in the second half as Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a 30-21 win. While the San Diego defense held Dallas scoreless after halftime, Rivers helped sustain long scoring drives and made it a two-score lead when he hit Antonio Gates for a 59-yard touchdown with 7:02 remaining in the game.
Rivers finished the game going 35-of-42 for 401 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. It was the fifth-most yards he has had in a game during his career and he completed 36 passes against the Eagles just two weeks ago.
The Cowboys fall to 2-2 on the same day that the Redskins finally picked up their first win of the season. Dallas now holds just a one game lead over 1-3 Washington and 1-3 Philadelphia, with the 0-4 Giants still in the cellar.
Rivers, obviously. Danny Woodhead caught two touchdown passes.
Cowboys defensive end George Selvie left the game with a head injury.
Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney left the game with quad injury and did not return.
The Chargers were 1.5-point favorites over the Cowboys at home, per OddsShark.com, so they covered easily.
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