Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

There was no late fourth-quarter magic from quarterback Stephen McGee, who played the entire second half. But starter Tony Romo led the first-team offense on an 11-play, 80-yard scoring drive in the second quarter for the first touchdown of the preseason for the first team.

The former Dartmouth standout caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Chargers QB Billy Volek in preseason action on NBC in Dallas last night, only to have the score wiped out by a ineligible receiver downfield penalty on lineman Scott Mruczkowski. Todman caught the pass from Volek near the line of scrimmage and had a nice run to the end zone, where he was congratulated by teammates before seeing the penalty flag.

Travis LaBoy plops himself on the couch, turns on the television and, suddenly, his downtown San Diego living room turns into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

The New York Jets defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-7 in Monday’s NFL pre-season action, while the San Diego Chargers also won.

When it comes to a new Chargers stadium, there’s not nearly enough county skin in the game.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd is on the mend after leaving Sunday night’s 20-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys with a concussion, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told his team they needed to protect the ball following the 20-7 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

I like the way Ryan Mathews ran the ball. Give him credit He ran hard and he is making strides after starting training camp slow because of poor conditioning. He was terrific on a 15-yard touchdown run. He had 35 yards rushing on seven carries.