Comparing the LA Chargers defense and the Dallas Cowboys defense
Defensive line: Advantage, LA Chargers
We are comparing a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense, which makes things a bit trickier. However, the Chargers did line up with four down linemen in Week 1, hammering home Brandon Staley's point that the team will be versatile.
Regardless of how the Chargers plan it out, they have the advantage. The Bolts have the best player on either defensive line and it is not even close with solid pieces around him.
Linebackers: Advantage, LA Chargers
Two years ago this would have seem like a no-brainer for the Dallas Cowboys as Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith were one of the most promising young linebacker duos in the leaugue.
They fell off and while Micah Parsons is extremely promising, he has not yet proven much in just one game played. I feel much more confident in the trio of Kenneth Murray, Kyzir White and Drue Tranquill.
Cornerbacks: Advantage, LA Chargers
This is where the difference really lies between the two defenses. While they were not perfect last week, the Chargers cornerbacks still did a decent job and are certainly better than the cornerbacks that the Cowboys are going to throw at the Bolts.
Safeties: Advantage, LA Chargers
Again, this is where the big difference lies. While it is too soon for me to definitively say that the Chargers will have one of the best secondaries in the league, it is definitely more talented than the Cowboys' secondary.
The safety position is spear-headed by Derwin James, who returned after a long absence in Week 1 and instantly made a difference.