It’s only Week Four, but the Dallas Cowboys have a chance to separate themselves from the rest of the NFC East. The Washington Redskins and New York Giants both lost their first three games, and the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t looked like contenders at 1-2.
On Sunday, the Cowboys play their first game of the season on the West Coast. They’ll visit the San Diego Chargers, who are looking to avoid going 1-2.
All three of the Chargers games have been hotly contested. Each game has been decided by a field goal. The same is expected on Sunday, with the Cowboys set as 1.5-point favorites on the road. None of San Diego’s opponents have covered the points spread in 2013.
Dallas didn’t have Anthony Spencer last week, and he won’t be on the field for the rest of the year. Microfracture surgery will keep him out for the remainder of the Cowboys schedule.
Tony Romo and Philip Rivers have been much maligned over the past few years, but both quarterbacks have put up some of the best numbers in the NFL. Rivers 116.2 passer rating is second in the league, while Romo’s 103.9 is fifth.
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The game is set begin at 4:25 p.m. ET. FOX will have the TV coverage, but viewers with a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket Max can watch a live stream online.
Prediction: Dallas 24, San Diego 21