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LA Chargers: 3 important keys to defeating the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2

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The LA Chargers host the Dallas Cowboys in the team's first home game in front of fans at SoFi Stadium. The Chargers are 1-0 in the contest after defeating the Washington Football Team in Week 1 while the Cowboys are 0-1 after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first game of the season.

This is bound to be a high-profile offensive matchup and has all the makings of being the most entertaining game of the week. Dallas' loss to Tampa Bay was the best game of Week 1 and with Dallas' poor defense, the Chargers could produce even more fireworks than Tom Brady did.

The Chargers definitely don't care about how entertaining the game is. If it was up to Brandon Staley, the game would be boring for casual NFL fans because it would be a blowout.

If the Chargers are going to make Brandon Staley happy and win this game then they better execute these three keys.

The three keys to the LA Chargers beating the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2:

1. No special teams mistakes

This is going to be a shootout and the Chargers absolutely cannot afford to leave points on the board. There are games where a team can miss field goals and extra points and still win the game. This is not one of them.

Dallas showcased that last week against Tampa Bay. Dallas lost by two points and Greg Zuerlein left seven points on the board with two missed field goals and a missed extra point.

Not only could they have won by five, but they would have been up eight going into Tampa Bay's final drive with no timeouts. It would have been a much different situation and Dallas may have emerged victorious.

The LA Chargers absolutely cannot be on that side of the kicking game in this one. It is important that Tristan Vizcaino makes every single kick that he attempts on Sunday.