ARLINGTON, Texas — Philip Rivers threw three touchdowns as the Los Angeles Chargers dominated the Dallas Cowboys 28-6 Thursday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.
The 14-year veteran completed 27-of-33 for 434 yards and did not suffer one sack from the Cowboys defense.
Receiver Keenan Allen caught 11 of Rivers’ passes for a game-high 172 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Hunter Henry hauled in five passes for 76 yards and a score.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a team-high seven passes for 44 yards. Receiver Terrance Williams had a team-high 54 yards on four receptions while Dez Bryant had three catches for 37 yards.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott had his second consecutive game with multiple turnovers as he threw two interceptions, one of which defensive back Desmond King returned 90 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the game 28-6 with eight minutes left to play. Prescott finished with 20-of-27 for 179.
In the Cowboys’ third game without running back Ezekiel Elliott as he serves his six-game suspension, Dallas racked up 83 rushing yards on 20 attempts. Rod Smith had nine carries for 41 yards and the Cowboys’ lone touchdown while Alfred Morris rushed nine times for 36 yards.
The Cowboys fall to 5-6 on the season while the Chargers improve to 5-6. It is the third straight loss of 20-plus points for the reeling Cowboys as the Chargers increase their probability to make the postseason.
LA Chargers – 0 3 6 19 – 28
Dallas – 0 0 0 6 – 6
LAC — Novak 22 kick, 2:00
LAC — Henry 3 pass from Rivers (kicked failed), 9:06
LAC — T. Williams 27 pass from Rivers (Kaser kick), 1:52
DAL — R. Smith 2 run, (pass failed), 12:49
LAC — Allen 42 pass from Rivers (kick failed), 10:10
LAC — King 90 interception return (kick failed), 8:00