NFL Week 6: A statistical review of Cowboys-Chargers Monday Night Football

2T2465J Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs with the ball as Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Morgan Fox (56) tackles during an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Dallas Cowboys got a much-needed road win on Monday Night Football, beating the Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 to move to 4-2 on the year. Here is our initial statistical review of the game.

Game Summary

According to our new noise-canceled score metric, the game was supposed to be just as close as it was, but the Cowboys got the deserved win in the end.

Passing summary

The Cowboys' passing offense was very efficient. Dak Prescott did an excellent job of scrambling from the pocket, and his connection to wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was key.

Receiving summary

Outside of CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys receivers were quiet but did just enough to seal the win.

The early returns for Quentin Johnston have not been promising. He has been unable to get on the field as WR3, nor has he been able to garner targets when he does make it on the field.

Rushing summary

Neither team ran the ball well, but the difference in this game was that the Cowboys were just bad at it, while the Chargers were downright atrocious.

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