The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) and the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) square off in a Week 2 matchup. The Cowboys ( on the moneyline to win) and the Chargers ( ) kick off the action on September 19, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS. A total of points has been set for the game.
Take a look at 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.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 6:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Betting Odds
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Player Props
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Weather
A high temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with clear sky and 9 mph winds, are the expected conditions at SoFi Stadium on Sunday (as of 6:19 AM on September 15).
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report
Los Angeles Injuries
|Ryan Smith||CB||Core Muscle||Out|
|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 were ninth in the NFL in third-down percentage last season (44.2%) and will be up against the 26th-ranked Cowboys defense in that category (46.9%).
- Los Angeles had the ninth-ranked offense in the NFL in yards per game a season ago (382.1). They will be facing a Dallas defense that ranked 23rd last year, giving up 386.4 yards per game.
- The Chargers’ rushing game was 18th in the NFL last season (111.5 yards per game), while the Cowboys allowed 158.8 rushing yards per game (31st).
- Los Angeles had the 18th-ranked offense in the NFL (24.0 points per game) last year, and will be facing Dallas’ 28th-ranked defense from a season ago (29.6 ppg).
When The Cowboys Have The Ball (2020)
- The Chargers’ defense was 10th-best in the NFL last year with a 58.2% opponent red-zone percentage. The Cowboys’ offense was 29th in the league with a 50.0% red-zone rate.
- 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 Cowboys averaged 5.3 yards per play last year (21st in the NFL), and the Chargers gave up 5.5 per play (12th).
- Dallas’ 17th-ranked scoring offense averaged 24.7 points per game last season. Los Angeles had the 23rd-ranked scoring defense (26.6 ppg).
Chargers Betting Trends And Insights
- Los Angeles went 9-7-0 ATS last season.
- The Chargers covered the spread twice when favored by 3 points or more last season (in five opportunities).
- Los Angeles’ games hit the over nine out of 16 times last season.
- In eight of 16 games last season, Los Angeles and its opponents scored more than 55.5 points.
- The Chargers were the moneyline favorite nine total times last season. They finished 6-3 in those games.
Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights
- Dallas won five games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 11 times.
- The Cowboys had an ATS record of 4-3 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs last season.
- In Dallas’ games last year, the combined scoring went over the point total nine times.
- Dallas combined with its opponent to score more than 55.5 points in seven of 16 games last season.
- Last season, the Cowboys were the underdog eight times and won two of those games.
Chargers Players To Watch
- Justin Herbert racked up 4,336 passing yards (271.0 yards per game) with a 66.6% completion percentage last year (396-of-595), while throwing 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also added 234 rushing yards on 55 carries with five touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per game.
- A season ago, Austin Ekeler picked up 530 rushing yards (53.0 yards per game) and scored one touchdown. He added 54 catches for 403 yards (40.3 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
- Last season Joshua Kelley rushed for 354 yards on 111 carries (22.1 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
- Last season, Keenan Allen reeled in 100 passes (on 147 targets) for 992 yards (62.0 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns.
- Mike Williams added 756 yards on 48 grabs and five touchdowns. He was targeted 85 times and put up 47.3 receiving yards per game last year.
- Jalen Guyton caught 28 passes on 55 targets for 511 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 31.9 yards per game last season.
- Joey Bosa had a solid body of work a year ago, collecting 7.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 49 tackles.
- Kenneth Murray totaled 146 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack over the course of his last campaign.
- Michael Davis intercepted three passes and tacked on 80 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended last season.
Cowboys Players To Watch
- Last year Dak Prescott totaled 1,856 passing yards (371.2 yards per game) while going 151-for-222 (68% completion percentage) and throwing nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He tacked on 93 rushing yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 18.6 yards per game.
- Ezekiel Elliott took 244 carries 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.
- Tony Pollard totaled 435 rushing yards on 101 carries (27.2 yards per game), with four touchdowns on the ground last season.
- Last season Amari Cooper was targeted 130 times and had 92 catches for 1,114 yards (69.6 ypg) while scoring five touchdowns.
- CeeDee Lamb’s stat line last year showed 74 catches for 935 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 58.4 receiving yards per game and was targeted 111 times.
- Dalton Schultz caught 63 passes on 89 targets for 615 yards and four touchdowns last year, averaging 38.4 yards per game.
- Demarcus Lawrence had an impressive body of work a year ago, collecting 6.5 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 82 tackles.
- Jaylon Smith collected 221 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception over his 2020 campaign.
- Trevon Diggs intercepted three passes while adding 67 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 14 passes defended a season ago.
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