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Open Thread: Cowboys at Chargers (Preseason), 2nd Half

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Aug 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner reacts during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner reacts during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

That was a fairly underwhelming first half from the Bolts.

The offense seemed unable to run the ball or pass the ball for big gains without throwing interceptions. The wide receivers look like nothing special and Philip Rivers is mixing in throws to check-down receivers with picks down the field.

The defense seemed unable to stop the Cowboys running game, passing game and/or their screen passes. The pass rush was all but nonexistent, which is awesome considering that the Cowboys offensive line is supposed to be in terrible shape.

Quentin Jammer left the game with an injury, pushing Shareece Wright into the first-string CB role (with Marcus Gilchrist missing the game due to injury). The lack of depth at that position continues to be terrifying.

All around, there was almost nothing to like about that half. Perhaps the backups can do a better job.