The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) take on the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) in Week 2. The Chargers, listed at on the spread, serve as host on September 19, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS against the Cowboys, on the moneyline to win. Oddsmakers have installed a point total of points for the matchup.
Read this article before you make a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the contest — from injury news and player stats to key metrics, weather conditions, and more.
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Chargers Vs. Cowboys Betting Odds
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Player Props
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Chargers Vs. Cowboys Weather
Dry conditions (clear sky) and 9 mph winds are expected at SoFi Stadium on Sunday (as of 11:20 AM on September 16), with a high temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report
Los Angeles Injuries
|Ryan Smith||CB||Core Muscle||Out|
|Chris Harris Jr.||CB||Shoulder||Questionable|
|Derwin James Jr.||SS||Toe||Questionable|
|Reggie Robinson II||CB||Toe||Out|
Chargers Offense Vs. Cowboys Defense (2020)
|Chargers Offense||Stats (Rank)||Cowboys Defense|
|24.0 (18)||Points/Gm||29.6 (28)|
|0.34 (23)||Points/Play||0.45 (28)|
|382.1 (9)||Yards/Gm||386.4 (23)|
|284.3 (6)||Pass Yards/Gm||238.8 (10)|
|111.5 (18)||Rush Yards/Gm||158.8 (31)|
|5.4 (20)||Yards/Play||5.9 (23)|
|7.3 (17)||Yards/Pass||7.4 (22)|
|3.8 (30)||Yards/Rush||5.0 (30)|
|44.2% (9)||3rd Down %||46.9% (26)|
|57.1% (21)||Red Zone %||61.8% (16)|
|16 (4)||Turnovers||23 (7)|
|34 (15)||Sacks||31 (20)|
Cowboys Offense Vs. Chargers Defense (2020)
|Cowboys Offense||Stats (Rank)||Chargers Defense|
|24.7 (17)||Points/Gm||26.6 (23)|
|0.35 (21)||Points/Play||0.43 (25)|
|371.8 (14)||Yards/Gm||343.4 (10)|
|281.9 (7)||Pass Yards/Gm||232.2 (5)|
|111.8 (17)||Rush Yards/Gm||119.8 (18)|
|5.3 (21)||Yards/Play||5.5 (12)|
|7.1 (19)||Yards/Pass||6.8 (7)|
|4.2 (19)||Yards/Rush||4.5 (16)|
|40.5% (19)||3rd Down %||43.6% (22)|
|50.0% (29)||Red Zone %||58.2% (10)|
|26 (27)||Turnovers||19 (22)|
|44 (26)||Sacks||27 (25)|
When The Chargers Have The Ball (2020)
- The Chargers converted 44.2% of their third downs last season (ninth in league), while the Cowboys’ defense was 26th in that category (46.9%)
- Los Angeles’ offense ranked ninth in the NFL in yards per game last season (382.1), while Dallas ranked 23rd in yards allowed (386.4).
- The Chargers’ running game was 18th in the NFL last season (111.5 yards per game). The Cowboys gave up 158.8 rushing yards per game (31st).
- Last year Los Angeles had the 18th-ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 24.0 points per game. Dallas’ defense was 28th, allowing 29.6 points per contest.
When The Cowboys Have The Ball (2020)
- The Cowboys had the No. 29 offense in the NFL in converting red-zone opportunities last year (50.0%), and will be up against the Chargers’ 10th-ranked defense in that category (58.2%).
- Dallas’ offense averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt last season (19th in the NFL). Los Angeles’ defense allowed 6.8 yards per passing play (seventh in the league).
- The 5.3 yards per play the Cowboys’ offense averaged last season ranked 21st in the NFL, compared to the 5.5 per play the Chargers’ defense allowed (12th).
- Last year Dallas had the 17th-ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 24.7 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense was 23rd, giving up 26.6 points per contest.
Chargers Betting Trends And Insights
- Los Angeles covered nine times in 16 games with a spread last season.
- The Chargers were favored by 3.5 points or more four times last season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.
- Last season, nine of Los Angeles’ games went over the point total.
- Los Angeles and its opponents combined to score more than 55 points in eight of 16 games last season.
- The Chargers were favored on the moneyline nine total times last season. They went 6-3 in those games.
Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights
- Dallas went 5-11-0 ATS last season.
- When playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs last season, the Cowboys had an ATS record of 4-3.
- A total of nine of Dallas’ games last year hit the over.
- Dallas combined with its opponent to score more than 55 points in seven of 16 games last season.
- The Cowboys won two of the eight games they played as underdogs last season.
Chargers Players To Watch
- Justin Herbert threw for 4,336 yards last season (271.0 yards per game) while completing 66.6% of his passes (396-of-595), with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also carried the ball 55 times for 234 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per game.
- Austin Ekeler rushed for 530 yards on 116 carries (53.0 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown a season ago. He also averaged 40.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 54 passes for 403 yards and two touchdowns.
- Joshua Kelley amassed 354 rushing yards on 111 carries (22.1 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground, last year.
- Last season, Keenan Allen was targeted 147 times and notched 100 catches for 992 yards (62.0 ypg) with eight touchdowns.
- Mike Williams’ stat line last year showed 48 grabs for 756 yards and five touchdowns. He put up 47.3 receiving yards per game and was targeted 85 times.
- Jalen Guyton collected 511 yards on 28 catches with three touchdowns last year, averaging 31.9 yards per game on 55 targets.
- Last season, Joey Bosa totaled 7.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 49 tackles.
- In last year’s campaign, Kenneth Murray racked up 146 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack.
- Michael Davis picked off three passes while adding 80 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended a season ago.
Cowboys Players To Watch
- Dak Prescott threw for 1,856 yards while completing 68% of his passes (151-of-222), with nine touchdowns and four interceptions last year (371.2 yards per game). He also carried the ball 18 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 18.6 yards per game.
- Ezekiel Elliott took 244 attempts for 979 rushing yards a season ago (61.2 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns. He also caught 52 passes for 338 yards (21.1 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
- Last season Tony Pollard rushed for 435 yards on 101 carries (27.2 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
- Amari Cooper grabbed 92 passes for 1,114 yards last season with five touchdowns. He was targeted 130 times, and averaged 69.6 yards per game.
- CeeDee Lamb also chipped in with 74 catches for 935 yards and five touchdowns last year. He was targeted 111 times and averaged 58.4 receiving yards per game.
- Dalton Schultz caught 63 passes on 89 targets for 615 yards and four touchdowns last year, averaging 38.4 yards per game.
- Demarcus Lawrence boasted an impressive stat line of 6.5 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 82 tackles.
- Jaylon Smith’s 2020 campaign saw him total 221 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
- Trevon Diggs intercepted three passes and tacked on 67 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 14 passes defended last season.
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