Nover’s View: Cowboys-Chargers Free Sunday Play

On September 19, 2021, in Free Picks, NFL, by Stephen

Cowboys at Chargers Over 55

The O.K. Corral has nothing on the Cowboys-Chargers when it comes to shootout time. The oddsmaker knows this setting a high total in this matchup. It’s just not high enough given the circumstances and when you break down the matchup.

Mike McCarthy knows the best defense is a good offense because his Cowboys can’t stop anybody. Dallas surrendered the second-most yards in franchise history last season and the most points at nearly 30 a game. Tom Brady threw for 379 yards and four TD’s in the Buccaneers’ 31-29 opening week victory versus Dallas.

Dak Prescott has averaged 51.8 passes in five games since McCarthy took over. He’s thrown for at least 400 yards in the past four games he’s finished. Prescott has a deep set of wide receivers, two decent tight end targets and Elliott Elliott is an elite running back. LA is minus cornerback Chris Harris, out with a shoulder injury.

Now the Cowboys face emerging superstar Justin Herbert likely minus their two best pass rushers. DeMarcus Lawrence is out with a broken foot suffered in practice and Randy Gregory tested positive for COVID-19.

Herbet threw for 337 yards against a much superior Washington defense last week. He, too, has very good wideouts, an excellent all-purpose back in Austin Ekeler and a much-improved offensive line that gave up only two sacks on Herbert’s 49 dropbacks against Washington.

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