Halftime notes from Dallas

December, 13, 2009
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Chargers lead the Cowboys, 10-3:

  • San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers survived a rare mistake when Dallas couldn’t capitalize on an interception at the Chargers’ 27 late in the first half. Dallas missed a field goal.
  • The Cowboys are running the ball on the Chargers and their battered defensive line. But the Chargers came up huge in the second quarter with a goal-line stand.
  • Rivers is targeting No. 2 receiver Malcolm Floyd often. He has two catches for 31 yards, but he was the intended receiver on a big pass interference play on San Diego's touchdown drive.
  • San Diego tight end Antonio Gates has one catch for 7 yards after catching 15 passes for 285 yards in the past two games.
  • San Diego linebacker Brandon Siler continued his hot play with a sack of Tony Romo.
  • If the Chargers win, they will be in great shape. Both Denver and Cincinnati lost, so the Chargers will be in line for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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