Dallas Cowboys Fall To San Diego Chargers After Game Ending Fumble

The Dallas Cowboys fell to 2-2 on the season after losing to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

The Cowboys were on their way to a game saving drive late in the fourth quarter when wide receiver Terrence Williams fumbled on the goal line.

The loss doesn’t hurt the Cowboys, who are still in first in the biteless NFC East. The Eagles and Redskins are tied for second at 1-3, while the New York Giants sit at the bottom at 0-4.

The Cowboys played well enough offensively to win. Tony Romo went 27 of 37 with 244 yards and two touchdowns, while Demarco Murray added another 70 yards on the ground. Dez Bryant had another huge day, hauling in six balls for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

It was the defense that let the Dallas Cowboys down. The unit allowed Phillip Rivers to have one of his best games, completing 35 of 42 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns. Antonio Gates was his favorite target, catching 10 balls for 136 yards and one touchdown.

The story of game will no doubt be the fourth quarter fumble. Tony Romo has a reputation for game ending mistakes, and while this one falls on the shoulders of Terrence Williams, naysayers will be quick to point to Romo as the problem.

It’s unfair, especially given Romo’s career numbers.

The story of the game should be the suddenly revitalized San Diego Chargers. New head coach Mike McCoy has Phillip Rivers playing his best football in years, and the team is in third in the AFC West at 2-2. It’s not easy when you share a division with the Broncos and Chiefs.

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