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Cowboys Fall Short in San Diego, 30-21

Dallas is now 2-2 on the year

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    The Dallas Cowboys struggled through the second half and fell short in San Diego on Sunday, by a score of 30-21.

    Danny Woodhead caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to open up the scoring in the first quarter to put the Chargers up 7-0, their only lead in the first half.

    Dallas answered with a touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant, followed--after a 36-yard Nick Novak field goal--by another. Bryant had 81 yards and the pair of touchdowns on six catches today. Sean Lee took a second quarter interception 52 yards for a touchdown to extend the Cowboys lead to 21-10.

    Novak hit on a 42-yard try with just a couple seconds left in the half to bring the score to 21-13, Cowboys.

    After that, it got a little ugly. As in, San Diego did all the scoring in the second half.

    Woodhead caught his second touchdown pass of the day to bring it to 21-20 in the third quarter. Novak hit his third field goal of the day early in the fourth, then Antonio Gates caught a 56-yard touchdown. By that point, it was 30-21 San Diego with just about seven minutes left.

    Dallas never answered, but they came close. In fact, they drove 70-plus yards before rookie receiver Terrance Williams fumbled after catching a pass from Romo--a development that effectively sealed the game.

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