Tony Romo was 9-for-13 for 75 yards in the first quarter for the Cowboys, with DeMarco Murray also looking sharp in limited action. The Cowboys would cap a 12-play, 39-yard drive at the end of the quarter with kicker Dan Bailey nailing a 40-yard field goal. Those were the first points put up by the Cowboys first team offense so far this preseason.
The Cowboys came close to scoring just a few plays before, with Dez Bryant making an incredible one handed grab in the back of the end zone that the officials ruled out-of-bounds.
The Cowboys defense continues to be the star of the preseason, having yet to allow a point through six quarters of play. Brandon Carr, the Cowboys prize free agent signing, had two interceptions of Philip Rivers that halted any momentum the Chargers were trying to muster.
Kyle Orton looked just as sharp as Romo, going 7-for-10 for 83 yards before throwing an interception when Donald Butler hauled in a deflected ball on a long pass.