Open Thread: Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers, 2nd Half

Donald Miralle

The San Diego Chargers trail the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 21-13 at halftime.

Well, that was terrible.

After getting off to a hot start, the San Diego Chargers depth once again withered away. There are currently backups at every position along the offensive line except for center (and the backup's backup is playing right guard), and Dwight Freeney is questionable to return with a quad injury. Shareece Wright's replacement, Johnny Patrick, left for a short while with a shoulder injury. This team is banged up beyond repair.

The depth has shown itself in more ways than just new players, but also a lack of talent by the backups. No player, or group of players, in the Chargers secondary seems able to cover Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. Freeney was the only player getting much of a pass rush on QB Tony Romo, and now that's gone too. Unless John Pagano is a magician, I imagine a lot more scoring from the high-flying Cowboys passing attack.

The Chargers offense has looked good at both running and passing (including a beautiful throw-and-catch for a Danny Woodhead TD), but gave away some free points when a Rivers' pass was hit at the line of scrimmage, intercepted, and returned for a touchdown by Sean Lee. San Diego will get the ball to start the second half and could make the game very interesting with a touchdown.

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