The Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers are set to square off. The Cowboys offense seems to he heading into the match-up full of confidence after steam rolling the St. Louis Rams. The Chargers defense thinks they can stop the Cowboys by rattling Romo.
On the other side of the ball is the Dallas Cowboys’ less than stellar pass defense trying to slow down a solid passing attack from the Chargers. The Cowboys defense has been giving up 274.7 yards per game (22nd in the league) and the Chargers have been averaging 257 yards per game (12th in the league).
An interesting match up could be between Cowboys corner back Orlando Scandrick and Philip Rivers, who both sang each other’s praises.
Scandrick on Rivers, via ESPN Dallas:
“I love Philip,” Scandrick said. “Just from over the years competing with him, practicing with him, I love that guy, man. I got the world of respect for him. For a lot of years, 10 years for him, outside of his rookie year, nine of those years have been on his back. He’s a stand-up guy, he takes so much of accountability. I remember watching him at North Carolina State when I was a kid, and now I’m playing against him. He’s about as outstanding as they come, he’s smart, he’s tough and he’s competitive.”
Rivers on Scandrick, via ESPN Dallas:
“He’s a heck of a competitor. He can play at the outside corner position, obviously, and he’s a real crafty guy there in the slot when he plays the nickel. I best describe him as ‘a football player,’ which means he’s just a complete player. He’s so competitive. He has a knack for making plays and he plays the ball well. He’s certainly a big contributor for them. I know with [the Cowboys having] Claiborne and [Brandon] Carr, but he’s also been outside and he comes in the nickel and third-down situations, so he’s a solid player for him.”
Despite the Cowboys average against the pass, they played well against the Rams. They sacked Sam Bradford six times and held him to 240 yards and 29 of 48 passing.