Cowboys Fall To Chargers in Pre-Season Opener

Published 08/08 2014 06:26PM

Updated 08/08 2014 09:47PM

The first preseason game is in the books and not in favor of the Cowboys as they fell 27-7 to the Chargers on Thursday.

Tony Romo didn't take a snap so Brandon Weeden got plenty of time under center playing the whole first half.

Weeden connected on 13-of-17 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown before the Cowboys trailed 10-7 at halftime.

The defense, which of course is the big concern with this football team, gave up 27 points, 395 yards with 15.2 yards allowed per pass. Also, the penalties were aplenty with nine flags thrown for 54 yards.

"I don't think we got off of blocks well enough at any level The defensive line level, the linebacker level and I don't think we tackled very consistently throughout the game and that's that's whatever group that was out there. So, great opportunity for us as coaches to go back and point that stuff out," Dallas Cowboys Head Football Coach, Jason Garrett said.

"I thought Branden did a nice job, you know obviously we haven't watched the tape yet but it looks like he handled himself well out there, had good command. I was impressed with his decisiveness. He seemed to get back and make decisions and cut the ball loose. I thought he moved around well when he needed to," said Garrett. Obviously made a really good play for the touchdown, you know moving to his right and throwing the ball back inside. It was a really good throw, I had a good view of it. And uh, so I thought he handled himself well."

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