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It was the first time the Cowboys have been shut out in the first half in five seasons.

So, while nothing is written in stone, keep your eyes on this Chargers team. The 21-yard drive followed an Xavier Woods interception.

Philip Rivers completed 27 of 33 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Well, the odds of that happening are beyond slim. Then Los Angeles drove 92 yards for a 16-0 lead.

During the Cowboys' loss to the Chargers, Tony Romo tried to explain the disappearance of Dez Bryant, once his favorite receiver, whose standing has steadily shrunk in a Cowboys offense that desperately could use the skills he once exhibited.

Wide receiver Keenan Allen burned the Dallas defense as he caught 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chargers (5-6).

The Cowboys finally made a big play on offense - a 34-yard run by Dak Prescott on a read option - for an apparent touchdown that would've pulled Dallas within 9-7. The Mississippi State product threw a pair of second-half interceptions to kill any rally. For the day, Jahleel Addae, Denzel Perryman and Adrian Phillips tallied seven total tackles each. He doesn't have the type of defense backing him up that allows him to rely on field-position to win games.

The Chargers return home to face the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 3 at Stub Hub Center. Kaser managed to hit only one of three kicks after touchdowns. He also had two special teams tackles.

First-year head coach Anthony Lynn continues to push the right buttons the last two games. Approaching age 37 and continuing to recover from a back injury he suffered in the 2016 preseason, Romo moved on from football in April when he announced his retirement.

Then Bryant dropped the pass in the end zone.

Up Next: Los Angeles will have to make sure it does not overlook what is clearly the worst team in the league once again this season.