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Dallas Cowboys Remain In NFC Mix After Chargers Win

The Dallas Cowboys picked up a vital win over the Chargers on Monday Night Football heading into their bye week.

Following their 42 – 10 loss to Miami the week before, the Dallas Cowboys were in danger of slipping to 3 – 3. After their attritional 20-17 win over L.A, they’re 4 – 2 on the season.

This leaves the Dallas Cowboys just a game behind the 49ers (5 – 1) and the Eagles (5 – 1). Quarterback Dak Prescott highlighted the team’s resilience after the game.


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“Resilient, resilient,” he said.

“We knew this was a really good team, record doesn’t necessarily show it, but nothing does in this league.

“S— yeah, it was a must-win,” Prescott told reporters. “I mean, it’s early in the season, but 3-3, 4-2, it’s a huge difference. Yeah, it just is. … 4-2, second road win of the year against a great team, against a great offense, a great defense, going into the bye week, yeah… I mean we talked last week about not allowing this thing to landslide, and I just think a win like that allows you to really close that book.

“Obviously we closed that book this week preparing for this game … but when you get this one like you did, you definitely can move on.”

“Resilience is within this team,” receiver CeeDee Lamb told ESPN. “I mean, if you look at this game, the game wasn’t clean. We didn’t come out the way we wanted. We had a very slow start. … I’m glad we could come out with a win, but it’s a lot of things that we gotta work on to clean up.”


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“I think it’s part of the definition of a complementary football team,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy told reporters. 

“The offense picks up the defense, and the defense picks up the offense, the special teams, all the way around when there’s plays that need to be made down the stretch. It was a bumpy game out there — about 20, 21 penalties called, a lot of back-and-forth, lot of resetting your jaw and just keep fighting — and I thought our men did a really good job there.”

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