LA Chargers News

Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

After their second preseason game Saturday night at San Diego, the Cowboys (No. 15 in the AP Pro32) will get a day off before starting next week with two days of joint workouts alongside the Chargers (No. 16).

The San Diego Chargers finished preparations for Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowboys with a walkthrough on Marine Corps base MCCS Miramar on Friday. Members of the military and their families’ were invited to attend the special practice.

The two young cornerbacks come from opposite ends of the country, but were separated by just 32 selections in the 2011 NFL draft. They are unified by the lightning bolt and the long-term future of the Chargers’ secondary.

Two of the most disappointing teams in the NFL last season will go head to head Saturday in their second pre-season game of the year. Both the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys fell well below football predictions set for them by NFL experts last year, and will be looking to put it all together this season. Tony Romo and Philip Rivers are considered top tiered quarterbacks in this league, but neither player has shown the consistency needed to get their teams to the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.

Unless you have a ticket, you’ll have to wait until late Saturday night to watch the Chargers play the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. (Thanks, outdated NFL blackout policy) That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be ready when you do. Here are a few things to pay attention to: